May 1, 1946 ~ February 14, 2004
Born in: Joplin, MO,
Resided in: Denver, NC
Charles Eugene "Gene" Stevens, Jr., 57, of 8238 Graham Road, Denver, NC, died Saturday, February 14, 2004, in a Charlotte hospital. Mr. Stevens was born in Joplin, MO and was a son of Marla May Stevens of Black Mountain and of the late Charles Eugene Stevens, Sr. He worked as an electrical engineer for the Trane Corp. and was a green belt member for his company. He was an Army veteran. He is survived by his wife Louise Parker Stevens; two stepsons, Greg and Brian Finch, both of Hendersonville; a sister Leigh Cioffari and her husband Frank of Lake Lure; four grandsons. James, Carl, Cody and Brandon; a niece Tracy Leigh Jugar; a nephew Brian Patrick Cioffari and his son Vincent Patrick Cioffari. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with the Rev. Phillip Hurst officiating. Burial will follow at Reeves Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. His family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Assn., 1229 Greenwood Cliff, Suite 109, Charlotte, NC 28204.
Brian, I’m so sorry about your step-dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Gene will always be in our thoughts. He was not only a big man, but a Big Man With a Big Heart. I will miss him dearly with all the little chats he and I would have, didn’t always agree, but we loved our chats.
To the family, I know you have lost a very special person, special in so many ways. Our thoughts and prayers go out to each of you in the coming days.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.
Louise, please let me know if I can do anything for you. My prayers are with you and your family always.
I worked with Gene at TRANE Charlotte. He was a wonderful man and a very good friend.
I’m very sorry for the loss of a great human being
Gene was my very best friend for many years. We will miss this great man. My love and prayers are with the family.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Stevens family.
The warranty department at Trane Charlotte depended on Gene’s expertise to diagnose motor problems, and his intelligence will be sorely missed. He was always ready and willing to explain the finer points of motor theory to those of us who needed it, and he did a great job. I am glad I had the opportunity to work with someone like Gene.