Gene was born July 1, 1947 in Lubbock, Texas. He and his wife, Kerma, both grew up in Muleshoe, Texas. He graduated from Texas Tech University in 1969 with a degree in accounting.
Gene and Kerma were married August 18, 1968. They have three sons Jeff and Mark both of Plano and Russell of Lubbock.
Gene and Kerma have been members at Sunset since June 2000. Before that, he served as an elder for six years at the Muleshoe Church of Christ.
One of Gene’s favorite scriptures is 2 Corinthians 5:21. Gene is a Realtor and he and his son Russell own the local franchise, Exit Reality of Lubbock. He likes to travel, especially to Africa, where he has conducted gospel campaigns for the past several years.