Eugene B. Gladin, III

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Pisgah Forest – Eugene "Gene" Bigham Gladin, III, 58, of Little River Campground Road, died Saturday, October 11, 2008 at his residence. He was born in San Diego, CA and made Western NC his home for the last 32 years. He was the son of Eula C. Williamson Gladin and Eugene B. Gladin, Jr., of Fletcher. He was a member of the Mills River United Methodist Church and a retired fire and rescue coordinator and instructor with the State Fire Marshall's Office. He was the lead fire and rescue instructor for Blue Ridge Community College following his retirement. He dedicated his life to educating and training fire and rescue personnel across the state and beyond. Gene's love for the Lord and fellow mankind led him on many mission trips in his lifetime. He was always concerned for others and his compassion will be remembered by all that knew him. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife Julie Byl Gladin; daughter, Renee Gladin Barnwell and her husband, Eric, of Etowah; son Jason Gladin and his wife, Beverly, of Pisgah Forest; brother, Tim Gladin of Gainesville, FL and five grandchildren, Victoria Gladin, Taylor Gladin, Matthew Gladin, Caden Barnwell and Parker Barnwell. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 18th, at the Mills River United Methodist Church conducted by the Reverend Paul Thompson. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gene Gladin Memorial Scholarship, c/o Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation, 180 West Campus Drive, Flat Rock, NC, 28731. Established in memory of Gene Gladin. This scholarship is awarded with preference, to a Blue Ridge Community College student with a financial need, enrolled in Emergency Medical Services or Fire and Rescue, or to the Gene Gladin Scholarship, c/o Western North Carolina Association of Fire Fighters, 302 Skyland Drive, Sylva, NC 28779. This scholarship, established in Gene's memory, is awarded to any fire fighter or their family member pursuing higher education.

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  1. My prayers go out to each of the family members. I will forever cherish fond memories of my brother in Christ and my brother in the fire service…thanks for everything Gene!

  2. I am an instructor who knew Gene and will always respect him. Please accept my sincerest condolences.

  3. To the Family,

    Gene was a good man with a big heart and I am fortunate I had the opportunity to know him and work with him, He will be missed and always in my heart. My condolences and prayers, God Bless.

  4. Dear Julie and Family,
    My heart goes out to each of you.He was a wonderful person and God blessed us with him. Now he is helping our Lord do great things. Take comfort in knowing he is at peace. I am praying for you all. Love Rose

  5. Gene we will surely miss you and we know you are at your homeplace with the Lord. It was my honor to work with you and to call you my friend and brother in Christ…May God Bless your family.. Mike Williams and Family

  6. I know you will miss him, just remember how many of us who love him. The one thing I know of this good man is how mush he love the Lord. We be think of you the family this week
    AC Daniels

  7. Gene was an inspiration to all that surrounded him. He inspired others to reach new goals and horizons. He was a true leader and was willing to teach and help his fellow man. May God bless you in this time of need.

  8. We will dearly miss Gene, I thoroughly enjoyed getting the privilege to work with him many times over the years. Gene did what he loved and did it with his whole heart. Our prayers are always with you. I know you are hurting and for that I am sorry. You know you can take great comfort in knowing he is in the arms of his Saviour. I pray also that anyone reading this will know our Lord as their personal Saviour as well and can rest on that promise. God bless each of you.

  9. Gene will be truly missed by this firefighter. He was an outstanding instructor and outstanding man. My thoughts and prayers are with the Gladden family.

    Art Delaney
    Landis Fire Dept
    Rockwell Rural Fire Dept

  10. Dear Gladin Family;
    I share in your sorrow at this time. Gene was a wonderful person and a fire service instructor that many of us in the fire service loved dearly.
    The fire service in NC lost a great educator and he will be truly missed.

  11. Gene was a great friend, teacher, mentor, Christian guy who walked his talk! He will be missed greatly, but his influence and legacy will carry on in all of the people he met in his life. He taught not only how to be a good fire/rescue responder, but how to be a good person, to live each day as we should, and how to be a friend. I am very glad to be able to say that I knew Gene, and that he was my friend! Some people have the ability to make others lives better-just by being around them. Gene was one of those; a very special kind of person.

  12. To Gene’s Family…
    I am very grateful for all the times you allowed Gene to be away from home to teach. He was a great instructor, and I feel fortunate having been one of his students.

    Elkin Rescue Squad

  13. I as the Fire Chief of the City Goldsboro Fire Department in representing the Fire Department would like to acknowledge our sincere sympathy in the lost of a great friend and fire service professional. He will be greatly missed but please realize that Gene has impacted so many of us in the State of NC and his teachings of rescue specialities will live on in us all. To the family and of course the fire service/college family, our prayers will continue to be with you and thank you all for sharing Gene with us. GOD BLESS YOU ALL!


  15. Gene I love you, and will surely think of you often. I am a better person for having the opportunity and privilege of knowing you. Gene was not only a Good Friend, Great Instructor but a CHRISTIAN that taught everyday by example and love that he showed to all. Julie, Renee, Jason and Family my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  16. In Memory of Gene,
    I was fortunate to have had Gene as one of my instructors. He always had a smile and a relaxed demeanor. He never met anyone who did not become his ‘friend’. He will be sorely missed by all.

  17. We are really saddened by the loss of Gene and our best wishes go out the Gladin family.

  18. You are in our prayers. Gene will be missed by all that came in contact with him thru the years. He was a great instructor and friend.

  19. I had the pleasure of working with Gene several times. His demeanor and gentle nature always made everyone feel a little better. The Fire service has lost a great friend and a great teacher. I count myself fortunate to have learned from Gene. God Bless You and the Gladin Family.

  20. The Gladin family is in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss. Gene was a great man.

  21. To Gene’s Family, My thoughts and prayers are will all of you at this time. I was one that Gene taught Rescue to over the years thru my squad ‘Piedmont Triad Amb & Rescue. He will truly be missed. We had many laughs together and shared conversations of the Lord together.

  22. I was lucky enough to have meet Gene when I started taking Rescue Classes about 7 years ago. I always looked for him at schools and classes so that I could say hello. I was fourtunate also to have introduced my wife to him this past June at the convention. He was a great person and good friend, his sermons on Sundays at the classes were always welcomed. God Bless Gene and his Family. God has another helper in heaven now, we will miss him here on Earth though. Eric Jones, Captain, Claremont Rescue Squad.

  23. Gene will be missed by many people. Gene was a great person and fun to learn from. I pray that God will comfort the family during this sad time and they will be able to celebrate Gene’s life.

  24. Keep your hands in God’s hand He is not going to put more on you than you can bare.
    Engineer Perkins
    Tarboro Fire Dept

  25. My Thoughts and Prayers Go Out To You And Your Family. I Am A Better Person Because Of Gene I Owe Him Many Thanks…

  26. Julie, Rene and Jason, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will always remember the ‘bear hugs’ Gene gave me whenever I saw him. You all are in my prayers.

  27. Julie,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you, Renee, Jason,’the old man’ Bill and the rest of the family. I will miss Gene very much, he was a friend, brother, comrade in every sense of the way. May God bless and be with you’ll. Gene will be with me in my heart in days to come and years. Gene see you in deer camp.

  28. To Gene’s family, I cannot express in words what Gene meant to me both as a friend and a mentor. If there is anything I will miss the most,it is the gentle handshake from a true giant of man with the smile of a saint. I will miss you friend…

  29. Please know that your family are in our prayers and that Gene was our brother and we all looked up to him. God Bless each of you.

  30. Gene will be greatly missed by the Fire,Rescue,and,EMS community. He was a great instructor who genuinely thrived on his students success and sharing his knowledge with others. God bless the family and all of you are in my prayers.

    Tony Bailey, Fire Captain
    Nashville, NC Fire Department

  31. I had the recent privilege of meeting Gene as he led training at Bat Cave VFD. I also witnessed first hand His love for the Lord as he always asked that we pray before each class. I also love the Lord and was encouraged to hear Gene share with me that he was a believer in Christ Jesus. I am saddened for his family as they deal with their loss. However, may they find comfort in knowing that Gene is now in the presence of Jesus. The prayers of the Bat Cave Fire & Rescue Dept. are with you. God bless you all.

  32. Dear Gladin family,

    I would like to take this opportunity to extend our deepest sympathies to your family in this time of loss. The citizens of North Carolina are much better served due to the knowledge he gave to our personnel who continue to respond and serve our great State. We are blessed to have had Gene in our presence.

  33. Your family will remain in my prayers. Gene was a wonderful person and a great instructor. We will miss him.

  34. Gene: Thank you for all the wealth of knowlege you shared with me. You will be missed tremendously in the emergency community. My prayers for the family, i am truely sorry for your loss.

  35. I was shocked and saddened by this news of Gene. I also worked with the NCFMO during some of the time Gene was there. I always enjoyed talkng and laughing with him on the occasions I saw him and the staff in the office. I also was taugh many rescue classes, as well as taught classes with Gene during that time.
    I want to take this time to pass on my sincere condolences and join with you in celebration of Gene’s life and how I was honored to have known him.
    Thank You and may God keep his light upon you during this time.
    Bryan Lane

  36. My deepest sympathy to the Gladin family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May you all find peace in this time of sorrow.

  37. Gene will be sorely missed by the Fire and Rescue Community across the state. He was an outstanding human being. There was never a class that he taught that wasn’t began with a prayer. He was an extremely nice person to be around. My thoughts are with the family during your loss. May GOD bless you!!!

  38. Gene was a big part of my learning experience in fire and rescue for the past 28 years. We will miss him. Retired Chief Hatteras Island Rescue

  39. Gene was a very special person that shared his knowledge with us and others, and in turn we may pass it on to the ones that never got to meet him, wither on the side of stone mountain back in the 80’s, or in a trench learning to shore, he was never more than a phone call away, to his family and grand children you will never be ‘along’ he will will always be with you in you heart and spirit,
    God bless you in this time.

  40. Julie and Family,
    May God be with you all at this time. I know Gene will be missed and I will be praying for you.He will always be in our hearts, like so many others, that loved him.

  41. On behalf of the members of the Cherokee County Rescue Squad, we send our deepest condolences and prayers during your loss. As it has already been said, Gene’s memory and knowledge will live on daily in the lives of so many fire and rescue personnel across the state, as they use the knowledge he selflessly shared to protect and serve their fellow man and pass this knowledge on to others. May God’s love and his peace that passeth ALL understanding sustain you through the days ahead.

  42. From the members of the Yancey Rescue Squad our deepest sympathy to Gene’s family. He will be missed in the Rescue family.

  43. May God continue to bless and strengthen your family. We bring ’em back because guys like Gene taught us how. Gene will be greatly missed, but his legacy in rescue will live on for generations.


    Steve Boles
    Madison-Rockingham Rescue Squad

  44. It was a priveledge and honor to have known and served with Gene. You and your knowledge will be greatly missed.


  46. I had not seen Gene in years,but I will never forget all he taught me.He was a good man and my prayers are with the family.

  47. To Julie & all of Gene’s family,

    We grieve with you in the loss of Gene! He will be greatly missed. Hold on to the wonderful memories and the hand of God! Our prayers are with you all! All our love,
    Steve and Mary Carson (Psalm 121)

  48. Gene was a gentleman and a professional. I feel priviledged to have known him. He may not be with us in person but will never be forgotten.

    Dick Hunt, BLS Instructor, BRCC

  49. Julie, Renee, Jason and Family.

    We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God’s love and presence surround you during this time. You have the wonderful hope, through Jesus Christ, to one day be reunited with Gene.

  50. Gladin Family,
    You have my deepset sympathy in your time of great loss.You are in my prayers and shall remain.In my thirty eight years in the Fire Service I have learned much from Gene.Gene was second to none in his rescue work,but his greatest legacy was his love for Christ.
    Thanks to the Grace of God we all have the opportunity to see him again.

  51. My thoughts and prayers go to each of you touched by the loss of this leader among men. My deepest sympathy goes to his family.
    Gene was a good man and a leader to many. We mourn his loss but; Gene will always be present with us in the many people who’s lives he touched. Gene will be missed but also remembered each time a volunteer or paid fire/rescue, EMS person performs the tasks in the manor that Gene helped to establish in his many years of service.
    Rest well my friend, you have earned it.

  52. I am saddened as I hear the news of Gene’s passing and express my sincerest condolences to his family and friends. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend the services. I will be doing what Gene has taught us so well to do and we will have Gene and his family in our prayers.

  53. I am very saddened of Gene leaving this world. I know he is in a much better place but I will miss talking to him. He always had a smile to pass along. He is an angel looking after everyone now.

  54. Julie, Renee, Jason & family,

    We were so sorry to hear of Gene’s passing. You are in our thoughts and our prayers.
    Tom and Mary Ann Clarke

  55. Gene will be really missed in the fire service. Family keep your heads up you will see him again.

  56. We are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Gene was a inspiration to the many people he met, and a true friend to the fire and rescue service. He will be deeply missed.

  57. Gladin Family –

    You are in the thoughts and prayers of the firefighers and office staff at Fletcher Fire and Rescue. You have our deepest sympathy.

  58. I’m very sorry for your loss. Gene was a fine man and legend in the fire service. He will be greatly missed. The members of the Rocky Mount Fire Department share our condolences with your family.

  59. Gene was always helpful and offered his friendship unconditionally. I am a better person for having known him. May the Lord comfort each of you during this time and give you peace.

  60. Jason and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Herme Huff/TRH/CCU Dept

  61. Gene was one of the best examples that we will ever see of ‘a man after God’s own heart’. Gene always stood for what he believed in and never folded under the pressure of ‘political correctness’. I recall a time that he informed us that he was no longer allowed to pray out loud before a training exercise but that as long as he was there, he and whomever else that wanted, was going to pray for God’s forgiveness and protection. He was an awesome instructor because of his open, honest and down-to-earth style of teaching as well as his boundless patience. His body may have passed but his love and influence upon all who met him NEVER will.

  62. Dear Julie, Renee, Jason and families,

    We have thought about you so much in the past weeks. We will miss Gene. In reading his obituary, we are so proud of what he accomplished not only professionally, but in his witness to others. We offer our prayers for your peace and comfort, knowing that God’s grace is sufficient for us. We will especially be thinking of you on Saturday.

    Love to all of you,
    Jean and Vern

  63. With sadness in heart I will miss Gene, all the times spent at rescue college, Missing Gene’s Sunday speeched before starting you know that he is a Man of God, Bless you Gladin Family,, knowing that one day you will be able to see him again,, Frank


  65. Dear Gladin family,
    From the members of Buncombe Co. Rescue, I wish to extend our deepest condolences and a heart felt thank you for your allowing Gene to be a part of our lives as well.
    Through your sacrifice in time, Gene touched countless lives. Whether his time directly spent ensuring the proper training of emergency services staff, or by his teachings saving countless lives…He will forever live in each of us and for many generations to come.
    He was a giant of a man and a legend among us all.
    Our prayers are with you all.
    Bart Rice, Chief
    Buncombe Co. Rescue Squad

  66. Julie & Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Gene was such a great person and I will miss his friendship so much. I am so thankful that I was able to meet all of you and my prayers will always be with you and yours. May God bless you and help you, Jason, and Renee get through this.

  67. I was fortunate to have Gene as an instructor early in my career as a fire fighter, His love for the job and his fellow man were easily recognized. I now am an instructor and owe many many thanks to Gene for helping me with things too numerous to recount. My heart and prayers are with the Gladin Family and all who feel saddened by the loss of such a dear friend.

    Firefighter Jason Gunn/ Asheville Fire Rescue

  68. Julie and family, we know your faith has seen you through the past days. We thank God for you and His promise to wrap His arms around you. Peace & Grace
    Bonita (Jean’s sis) and Meint Bakker

  69. On behalf of the faculty and staff of Western Piedmont Community College, Emergency Service Programs, please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. I had the privilege of knowing Gene personally for the past 15 years. If anyone needs an example of the true meaning or measure of a “man”, look no further than Gene Gladin. Gene’s dedication to service not only to us but to our Lord will always live on in our hearts and minds. Gene was a big ole teddy bear that always found the best of any situation, always had a big smile and gentle but firm handshake that I could never forget. Burke County will be hosting our Annual Fire College this weekend and many of us will be unable to attend the service; however, we will be with you in spirit as a moment of silence will be held to reflect on our brother Gene Gladin. I look forward to seeing that big smile and firm handshake again soon. We pray the family will find peace in God’s Love.

  70. I’m going to miss you, brother. You were always Gene no matter what. You never changed and I always knew I could depend on you.

  71. Julie & Family,

    I’m sorry to hear for your loss. Gene will be missed dearly. I know that he would always ask about Miss Alicia when Claude and Charlene had her at the Office in Raliegh, as well come see them at home, Alicia still has that princess music box that you both gave to her… That means alot to me as a mother… He will alway be in our hearts and His memorys will live on…. Love and Blessing be with your Family at the time of need…

  72. Gene was a gentle giant and will surely be missed. I am proud to call Gene a friend and will always be grateful for his kindness and what he shared with me and many others in Emergency Services. There probably are not many emergency calls that the responders go to where they don’t use a skill they learned from Gene or a program he was involved in. I’ll bet he has already consulted with the Lord to get Heaven’s Fire Department and Rescue Squad in good shape and will be keeping us all safe while standing next to Jesus.

  73. Gne; hearing of your passing gave me great sarrow. Your knowledge and wisdom was a great insperation to me. You have helped alot of students in Eastern North Carolina.Even though you will be missed your kindness and love will be remembered.

  74. My prayers are with each of you during this saddened time and loss of your loved one.
    Gene and my husband Barry hunted together in Polk County and Barry came home with many a fond memory of Gene. Barry and Gene are probably hunting together now in heaven. May God comfort each of you.
    Donna Clayton and Family

  75. Julie, Renee, and Jason,

    We are truly sorry to hear of Gene’s passing.

    Unfortunately due to the distance between our families, I personally didn’t have the honor of knowing Gene very well, however I do have a memory that I would like to share.

    Scott and I were just married in June of 1999 and shortly after we were married we were summond to Waverly, IA to get a family picture taken for Grandma Byl’s 80th Birthday. That is when I met you and Gene for the first time. I remembered driving up the road to Laura’s house and seeing Gene pulling Vicotria in a little wagon. It had to be 90 degrees and it was August in Iowa. So it was HOT!! I remember thinking wow what an awsome Grandpa.

    I enjoyed reading all of his accomplishments.

    I pray that you will find comfort in our Saviors presents and that we will see Gene again some day.

  76. Gene,

    You always have been a great friend,rescuer and chief.I really wish I had a chance to spent more time around you this fall…but u know how this career will carry u like the wind. I destictly remember the conversation’s we have had about being patient and trusting in God. As you had always said wait it out and all good things will come with time…which you were right! As you have always said with the trust of god.I wish I could make it but I will be out here @ Grand Canyon serving the greater good.As I got off the colorado today, I received the news, I wished you could have been here to see this great beauty.

    Ryan Hyman
    US Park Ranger (SAR)
    National Park Service
    Grand Canyon NP


  78. Gene will be greatly missed in the organization. Our deepest simpanthy and prayers go to the family from Drexel Fire Department.

  79. My prayers are with you and my memories of him bring a smile to my face. He was always there to help, answer questions or educate anyone who asked, he is dearly missed.

    Gerald, Fire Marshal
    Transylvania County

  80. On behalf of the Fremont Rescue Squad, I offer to Gene’s family our sincerest and deepest condolences. We all have lost a true friend and a valuable resource. Gene was truly one of the giants in his field, a gentle one at that. His style, personality and deameanor was truly admirable.

    Ed Parks
    Fremont Rescue Squad Inc.
    Fremont N.C.

  81. On behalf of Greenville Fire & Rescue and Urban Search & Rescue Task Force – 10 Team our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  82. Gene has touched the lives of many people across the state, including mine. I have many fond memories of training sessions with Gene. He will surely be missed. May God bless his family.

  83. Julie, Renee, and Jason,
    My prayers are with you. May you feel the Lord’s presence and the memories of happy times with Gene bring you joy in your sorrow.
    Thinking of you,
    Claire Byl

  84. May the lord be with the family and comfort them during this loss .Remember our loss here on earth is the lords gain in heaven.

  85. Dear Julie, Renee, Jason & family,
    When Gene joined the staff of the Fire & Rescue Div. he quickly became one of the favorites for everybody. I have many fond memories of him. He was a warm, caring person and I will miss him very much. I know your faith will see you through this. We will see him again.

  86. Dear Julie, Renee, Jason & family,
    When Gene joined the staff of the Fire & Rescue Div. he quickly became one of the favorites for everybody. I have many fond memories of him. He was a warm, caring person and I will miss him very much. I know your faith will see you through this. We will see him again.

  87. Dear Julie, Renee, Jason & family,
    When Gene joined the staff of the Fire & Rescue Div. he quickly became one of the favorites for everybody. I have many fond memories of him. He was a warm, caring person and I will miss him very much. I know your faith will see you through this. We will see him again.

  88. Julie,
    Those that knew Gene are better for it. He has given of himself to so many for so long that he will go forward as we go forward. He is with us everyday and we are better for it. I pray that the good Lord will see you through this time of sadness. I know that we will see Gene again. As always he has taken the lead for the rest of us to make our path a little easier. Just know that Gene is loved by all who had the benefit of knowing him. My family: Sarah, Blake and Whitney all loved him for who and what he was. We will miss him in the days to come. We will pray for you and the family for we know you miss him most of all.
    With our love and prayers,
    Greg, Sarah, Blake, and Whitney

  89. Julie, Jason and Renee,

    Scott and I will always treasure the memories of Gene. We have a place in our hearts that will keep Gene with us forever! We are keeping you and your families in our thoughts and prayers daily. We deeply regret not being able to be with you all today at the memorial, but please know we will be there for you in our hearts and minds. May God grant you peace and comfort in your time of need. We know Gene is at peace in heaven, having made the transition from earthly ‘safety officer’ to Guardian Angel.

    May peace, love and comfort surround you daily as our thoughts and prayers are.

    Scott and Cristall McCaskill

  90. Julie,
    Our prayers and kind thoughts are with you and all your family.Friends and family will help you through this difficult time. The memories you have of Gene will be with you forever.

    Sherry and Gerry Hils

  91. Gene was a great man. I enjoyed being his nurse. I’ll miss him coming in and giving me my big hug. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. If you need anything don’t hesitate to call me.

  92. Julie and family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss of Gene. Please know you and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers.
    Raina Allegra

  93. I am so sorry for your loss. The memorial service was beautiful. He will truly be missed every single day. Love you all, Stacy

  94. Julie, Renee, & Jason,
    I’m so glad that Jeremy and I could spend a few days with you this past weekend. Your combined witness through a difficult day truly lived up to Gene’s legacy. Saturday’s service was a wonderful experience of celebrating Gene’s life.
    We pray daily for continued peace and comfort. Love you all.

  95. Gene leaves behind an incredible legacy comprised of the many fire and rescue students’ lives that he touched. It was an honor to learn from him. God Bless

  96. Oh Gene, you have meant a lot to me in our long friendship. I’m so glad that I had a chance to get one of those patented Gene Gladin hugs from you. My thoughts and prayers are with Julie, Jason, Renee & Family always. To all the folks that Gene Gladin has touched in thier lifetime, God Bless.
    Anthony J. Delvecchio
    Sr. Estimator
    Emerald Masonry Corp
    Hallandale Beach, FL

  97. Family And Friends, Our Hearts And Prayers Are With You All, And Rest Assure Gene Is At Rest Where We Hope And Pray We Will Gather Again.

  98. Julie, Renee and Jason and family, We are so sorry to hear about Gene. We will be praying for you all. Leslie, Sheila and Jennifer King

  99. We want to let you know that we are keeping everyone in our thoughts and prayers. I promise, God’s grace is sufficient. He will not leave you alone during this most difficult time. Love and Prayers, Ken, Denise and Stephanie Shields

  100. Gladin family- We all mourn your loss but celebrate the fact that Gene is not suffering and is in Heaven. His many contributions to us all will last in our minds and hearts forever. What a great man! I am proud to say that I knew him. Thanks for sharing him with us.

  101. the goodness of Gene’s character will be His immortality. Goodbye,Gene-Pat and Joe Stefan,Henderson County Rescue Squad

  102. Julie, Gene was a friend to me and many others, I am going to miss him and so will many more, but we know He is with someone else that loves him now and is at peace. You and your family are in my prayers.

  103. I hope that the life that Gene led his goodness and the positive effect he had on so many lives will help carry you through this time of sorrow.
    I am so thankful that I was able to spend time with him at the convention in June.
    Ever since I met him so many years ago I have always looked up to him.
    I have been able to save lives because of the many things he has tought me ( I wonder if he ever realized how many lives that he has touched and how many lives saved because of his teaching)
    Gene is loved by all
    I miss him now and I always will
    My prayers will be with you.

  104. To the family and friends, I share with you in this time of mourning but I think Gene would want us to celebrate. He meant a very lot to me and influenced my life and I and anyone near him was a better person for knowing him. I Loved him and I will miss him.

  105. Gladin family,
    The works and words that Gene used in his everyday ministry for the lord will be felt for many years and far away. May the comfort of the Lord bring you through this tough time.

    Thanks Gene
    Gates County Rescue &EMS

  106. Gladin Family – Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find comfort and peace in God’s Amazing Grace.

  107. Julie and Family
    We have lost a very dear and precious friend. He was a husband, father, friend and yes a BROTHER. He will long be remembered for his committment to safety first and to the betterment of the Fire/Rescue & EMS community. May God richly bless you in the days, weeks and months ahead. Just always remember your family is as large as Gene’s heart.
    Double X & family and his
    Alexander Rescue Squad Family

  108. Gladin Family – My thoughts and prayers are with you. Gene was a true friend; he meant a lot to me and others he touched. The citizens of this entire state are better off because of the great works that Gene did. Keep your heads up knowing the positive influence he had on everyone he met. God bless you all.

  109. Julie and Family,
    May God bless you with all his blessings. I am pleased to know and work with Gene. He has been a huge influence in my life and I have big shoes to fill. I will always remember the kind and gentle person he was to me. Thank you for sharing Gene with us.
    Love in Christ.
    Corey Roberts

  110. The Piedmont Triad Ambulance & Rescue extends it deepest sympathy to the Gladdin family. Gene trained our rescue team to be a first place team. His skills, abilities, and personality took us to the top. He was a friend to all and he made us better through his leadership and his love for the Lord.

    Piedmont Triad Ambulance & Rescue, Inc.
    Paula Lineberry, Chief

  111. Gladin Family

    Our humble thoughts and prayers are with you through this trying time, but always remember God is with you as well. Gene touched many of our lives in the fire & rescue field with the job he performed (very well I must say), and he also touched many of our lives by the person he was. He will be missed greatly.

  112. We have lost a brother in Rescue but God has gained a soul in Heaven. I hope to see Gene again one day in that glorious City, and I rejoice in the knowledge that Gene is with our Lord.

  113. To the Gladin Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your loss.

    We in the Emergency Services community share that loss. Gene was always an advocate for the best training, a fantastic instructor and a great guy. We will miss him.

    We take comfort in the fact that we are better today because of him. We know that your family is proud of what he accomplished and we thank you for sharing him with us.

  114. Julie and Family, Gene will be missed so very much. He has taught 1000’s and has been a great friend to all. His memories will be with us always. God Bless all of you.

  115. All my thoughts and prayers go to you Julie, the kids and family. I worked with Gene through out the years as one of his students, fellow instructor, fellow squad member and mostly my friend. He
    will be missed, but know in your heart he will be remembered always as one of the greats in fire and rescue and as a human being.

  116. Julie & Family,
    We are deeply saddened by the loss of Gene. He was a dear friend and will be missed. We are all better off for having known a man like him.
    With Love,
    Jimmy & Rhonda

  117. I have known Gene for quite sometime and his kindness and knowledge has touched more people than we will ever know. I learned a lot from Gene over the years, enjoying his spirit to teach and help others. Through this association I now pass this knowledge on to others. His love of God made him the person he was and he will always be remembered. Our Love and prayers are with the family. The REDS Team

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