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Abney Cemetery
Garvin County, Oklahoma

Submitted by: Jesse R. Spurlock


© Stufflebean~Coffey Funeral Home
Pauls Valley, Oklahoma
October 22, 200

Larry Gene Carey
December 10, 1942 ~ April 04, 2016

Gene Carey, former mayor of Lewisville, passed away Monday, April 4, 2016, at his home. He was born December 10, 1942 in Centralia, Illinois to Francis Eugene Carey and Billie Lou Parrott Carey.

Gene married Mattie Irene Abney on August 20, 1966 in Arlington.

A native of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, and a U.S. Army veteran, he and his family moved to Lewisville in 1972.

He is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Irene; sons, Timothy Mark Carey and Christopher Lee Carey; five grandchildren, Justin, Claudia, Diego, Marco and Alex and siblings, Robin Addison, Donna McWilliams, Renee Nickson and Phil Carey.

Gene worked more than 38 years for Halliburton. He served on the Lewisville Parks Board before being elected to the City Council in 1993, then won his first of four terms as Mayor in 2000. Gene was the 21st person to serve as mayor of Lewisville since the city incorporated in 1925. While Mayor, he also served on the Animal Services Advisory Board, Lewisville Parks and Development Corporation, Lewisville Local Government Corporation, and the Community Relations Committee.

Community activities included longtime membership in Lakeland Baptist Church, volunteer work with Christian Community Action, and membership in Citizens Police Academy Alumni, Denton County Republican Men's Club, and Lewisville Economic Development Foundation.

His service to the community did not stop when he retired from serving as the Lewisville's mayor. He went on to serve as chairman of the Arts Advisory Board and the Charter Review Commission, and as a board member of the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #2. A service to celebrate Gene's life will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 8, 2016, at Lakeland Baptist Church in Lewisville.

Interment will follow at 4:00 p.m. at Abney Cemetery in Stratford, Oklahoma.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday at Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home in Lewisville.

The family requests memorial contributions to be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Cancer Society.

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