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Eugene George, "Bubba" Schwartz Jr., of Joplin, Mo., passed away on Feb. 17, 2018 at the age of 54, following a seven-year struggle with ALS.
Gene was born Nov. 15, 1963, in Fort Smith Ark. He graduated from Neosho High School in 1982, where he was an All-Conference and All-District football player. He graduated from MSSU in 1992 with a business degree and had worked for American Central Transport Company (ACT), in Kansas City, Mo., before moving back home to become Vice President of Sales for K & S Wire Products, in Neosho. Gene loved to fish, hunt and laugh and did so as much as possible!
He is survived by one son, Nicholas Schwartz and fiancé, Kristy Jackson, and their beloved dog, Sadie; parents, Alma Rowland Schwartz, of Joplin, Gene Schwartz Sr. and wife, Cynthia, of Neosho; one sister, Sheila Parsons and husband, Jerry, of Stillwater, Okla.; and one brother, Grant Schwartz and wife, Ann, of Joplin; three nieces, Savannah Parsons, Kennedy Schwartz and Sophia Schwartz; and one nephew, Spencer Parsons; his godmother, Aunt Betty Kreutzer, of Pleasanton, Calif.
A service of remembrance will be held at Clark Funeral Home's Chapel of Memories on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 6:30 p.m., with visitation to follow until 8:30 p.m. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, Feb. 23, at 1 p.m. at St. Canera's Catholic Church, in Neosho, Father Derek will officiate. Serving as pallbearers will be Todd Ramsey, Garrett Ramsey, Calvin Jones, Scott Whittington, Tim Story, Joey Versluis, Spencer Parsons and Jerry Parsons.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest contributions, in memory of Gene, be made to the ALS Association, Mid-America Chapter, in care of Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 66, Neosho, MO 64850.
Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com.
Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, Mo.
Published on February 20, 2018
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