Hagins Gene

Milton Eugene Hagins, age 62, of Lamar, MO passed away October 27, 2020, at Freeman Hospital, Joplin, MO.

Gene was born July 4, 1958 in Lamar, MO to Linville Bryant and Mary Ethel (Robinson) Hagins. He graduated from Lockwood High School in the class of 1977. On June 15, 1979, Gene married Beverly Jo Rea at Forest Grove Baptist Church, in Lamar, MO.

Gene worked for Thorco Industries for 40 years and had worked at Stanley Milling for the past three years. He also owned and operated Gene's Lawn Care Service for eight years, which included servicing and repairing other people's lawnmowers and weed eaters. He loved hunting and fishing and was an avid sports fan of baseball and basketball, but his passion was football, especially the Kansas City Chiefs. He always looked forward to deer season, so he could spend special time with family. Gene helped with anything and everything at the First Christian Church, which included helping his wife with the three to five-year-old children in the Bible Bees Class.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years; one son, Jonathan Lee (Kimberlee) Hagins, Lamar, MO; one daughter, Amanda Lou (Josh) Blanchard, Lamar, MO; one brother, Lonnie (Pat) Hagins, Cassville, MO; one sister, Linda Lou Hagins, Lamar, MO; brothers and sisters in law, Linda Arlene Hagins, Carthage, MO, John Rea, Nowata, OK, Lavinia Rea, Weir, KS, Darrell (Kim) Rea, Lamar, MO, Charlette (Wayne), Lamar, MO, Peggy (Richard) Blanchard, Lamar, MO, David (Betty) Rea, Nowata, OK; six grandchildren, Auri Blanchard, Shadol Blanchard, Kayne Blanchard, Malia Blanchard, Taralee Hagins, and Grayson Hagins; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Preceding Gene in death were his parents and two brothers, Larry Bryant Hagins and Linville Lee Hagins.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 31, 2020, at Daniel Funeral Home with visitation following the service. A private family burial will be at Greenfield Cemetery, Jerico Springs, MO.

Contributions are suggested and made payable to St. Jude Children's Hospital or the American Cancer Society in care of Daniel Funeral Home.



#12 Lockwood, MoAudi Robinson -Allen 2020-11-02 22:52
My parents (Earl and Wanda Robinson) wanted me to let the family know that they wish they could have paid their respects to the family Saturday. We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
#11 Lamar, MOBarb Thrasher 2020-11-02 21:53
To the Hagin family: We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort for all of you, now and in the days ahead.
#10 Riverside, CAJackie 2020-11-02 19:50
Bev, Amanda and Jon, so sorry to hear about Spanky. Prayers to you and the entire family. May you find peace and comfort in the memories and the laughter. God Bless.
Jackie Levett
#9 LamarDebi Joustra 2020-10-31 18:47
Bev our hearts go out to you and your family. We pray you can find some peace and rest in the coming days.
#8 LamarDot Cook 2020-10-30 21:57
Gone too soon... I was associated with Spanky through my husband Matt when they worked at thorco. He will be greatly missed
#7 Webb CityTron Peterson 2020-10-30 11:59
Amanda. Our hearts break for your loss and the grief you feel. We know your dad has escaped this world and entered into heavens gates never to suffer again and able to live eternal with Christ.
#6 Lexington, MOBen & Sally Albright 2020-10-29 21:37
A life lost Way Too Soon!
Our sympathy, many prayers and alot of love sent to Gene's family.....
Ben & Sally Albright
#5 Lamar, MissouriMike Gage 2020-10-29 21:21
Gene has always been such a strong example and inspiring role model to me through serving people. He really lived out our saying, "To be the hands and feet of Jesus" is a great calling. I will miss his genuine smile and the way he could make anyone feel right at home in our church building. Another friend I look forward to seeing at the feet of our Lord Jesus.
#4 Lamar, MOKent Harris 2020-10-29 15:18
God bless Beverly and all the family. Eugene was a very consistent Encourager Sunday School class member at First Christian Church. I cannot think of even one time when I would walk in and not find Eugene smiling, grinning, or laughing. He just always seemed to be glad he was there and enjoyed being a part of the class. He was the type of guy people were glad to see and be around. So many people will miss him and everyone in our class most certainly will. As Christians, we know Eugene is siting at the feet of Jesus as we shall be someday too and looking forward to seeing him again.
May The LORD comfort Beverly and all the family during this especially difficult time.
#3 Carthage MissouriNally Beeching Famil 2020-10-28 23:53
Our Dear Cousin Beverly and all your families of Eugene. Vickie and our families are sending you our thoughts & Prayers & love and hugs to each of you. Know Eugene is with God. Know God is with you all who are mourning. Matthew5:4Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

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