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Oscar Eugene Church

January 11, 1933 ~ January 12, 2021 (age 88)


Oscar Eugene "Gene" Church, 88, of Greenville, loving husband of June Kay Church, died Tuesday, January 12, 2021.

Born in Baldwin, GA, he was a son of the late John and Lena Josephine Meister Church.

Mr. Church was a graduate of Furman University, a Veteran of the United States Air Force and was a member of American Legion Post #3. He was a long-time employee of J.P Stevens as an Industrial Engineer. Gene taught Sunday School for over 60 years at numerous churches including the Bob Clayton Sunday School class, where he and June were members, Bethel Baptist Church. As a devoted Christian of 68 years, Gene leaves behind a legacy of faith, hope and love to all those that had the pleasure of knowing him.

In addition to his loving wife of 67 years, June Kay Church, he is survived by daughter, Kay Brooks and son-in-law, James; son, Geno Church and daughter-in-law, Jennifer; granddaughter, Mackenzie Church; great grandson, Roman Rose; and a sister, Barbara Johnson.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Patricia Forrester and Shirley Marlow; and two brothers Joseph Church and John Church, Jr.

A graveside service will be held Friday, January15, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Greenville Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, 403 Sulphur Springs Road, Greenville, SC 29617.

Condolences may be left for the family by visiting


Cryptside Service
January 15, 2021

11:00 AM
Greenville Memorial Gardens Mausoleum
7784 Augusta Rd.
Piedmont, SC 29673


Bethel Baptist Church
403 Sulphur Springs Rd., Greenville SC 29617

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