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Gene Lemmons



David Eugene “Gene” Lemmons





David Eugene “Gene” Lemmons, age 79, of Laurens, passed away Sunday, December 27, 2020, at the Hospice House of Laurens County in Clinton.


Born in Laurens County, he was a son of the late Harvey Hurst and Alpha Roxie Long Lemmons. A veteran of the S.C. Army National Guard, he was owner of Gene Lemmons’ Saddle Shop and was a member of Union Baptist Church. Gene was a Mason and member of the Rossie Walker Lodge No. 354 and was a Hejaz Shriner.  He also enjoyed fishing.


He is survived by: wife of fifty years, Nancy Pulley Lemmons; son, David Brian Lemmons (Lisa) of Fountain Inn; sister, Bonnie Faye Burton of Laurens; brother, William M. “Bill” Lemmons (Edna) of Mountville; four step grandchildren; eight step great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Graveside services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at Oakbrook Memorial Park in Greenwood conducted by Rev. Heath Bowie with Masonic Rites.  The family requests that those in attendance please wear masks for everyone’s safety.


Memorials may be made to Hospice of Laurens County, P.O. Box 178, Clinton, SC 29325 or to Union Baptist Church, 536 Old Quaker Church Rd., Laurens, SC 29360.


Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.




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You have our deepest sympathies and we will be keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. God be with you and bryan and give you peace.

Roslyn & Roslyn Martin Jan 1 2021 12:00 AM

Nancy & Family, Gene was one of the most interesting people I have ever met. From the early days at Grady Cannons to insuring his business, he was always a hoot! Remember the good times. RIP brother! John Wasson, Seabrook Island,S.C.

John Wasson Dec 30 2020 12:00 AM

I didnt have a lot of interaction with Mr. Gene but my Dad knew him well and spoke very highly of Him. Growing up in Hickory Tavern I went to School with Brian and his Cousinf Jeff MeElroy As well as playing Bassball together! I can only say that based on The way They lived their Lives then and know shows just how fine a Man Mr Gene was and the Legacy he leaves behind. He was a Valuable Piece of the community and he will be missed by all those who knew and loved him! Our Thoughts abs Prayers are with each and everyone of you!! I wish you Gods Peace!!

Jamie Hamilton Dec 29 2020 12:00 AM

Nancy and Brian, we are so sorry for your loss. I know a piece of your heart is missing. We will keep you and the whole family in our prayers. May God comfort you and hold you in his loving arms. Mike and Janice Banks

Mike and Janice Dec 29 2020 12:00 AM

My good friend you will be missed so very much. I will always remember the great times we shared at the horse sales and horse shows, as well as, the hours we spent talking in the shop. Nancy and Brian I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you today and always. Our Lord has called a good one home.

Ron Kirby Dec 29 2020 12:00 AM

I'm glad I knew Gene. He will be missed.
Pete Angelakos

Pete Angelakos Dec 29 2020 12:00 AM

My good friend you will be missed i met Mr Gene at the horse sale at Modoc and enjoyed helping Gene sell his tack and later helped Gene at the Augusta Futurity cutting horse show. Gene was always helping everybody he was a wonderful man Nancy and Brian you will in our prayers

Larry Wilson Dec 29 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Gene. Prayers for the family. He will be greatly missed.

Harold Foxworth Dec 29 2020 12:00 AM

Nancy and Brian I am so sorry for your loss. I truely feel your pain. I went to school with Gene at Ford. Yall are in my thoughts and prayers.

Barbara B Wellman Dec 29 2020 12:00 AM

Nancy and family. I truly sorry for the death of Gene. He was so much fun to go to the saddle shop, to buy Jason's gifts. He was a funny man, Henry and he went to school together at Ford., they were good friends.
Gene will be missed.

Jean Parsons Dec 29 2020 12:00 AM

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