July 9, 1918 ~ January 31, 2004
Gene Treadway, 85, of 23 W. Oakview Road, Asheville, died unexpectedly on Saturday, January 31, 2004, at his home.
A native of Madison County, he was a son of the late Mitchell L. and Sylvania Reemes Treadway and was also preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Harwood Treadway. He was a WWII Army Air Corps veteran and retired from the VA Hospital where he worked as an assistant chief engineer. He was a member of VFW Post #70.
Mr. Treadway is survived by two sons, Joe Treadway and his wife Dawn of Asheville and Jim Hughey and his wife Sandra of Nashville, TN; a sister, Maggie Plemmons of Asheville; four grandchildren, Stephanie Bowling, Jeff Hughey, Randy Hughey and Trent “Bucky” Stamey; five great-grandchildren and special friend, Geneva Cheek.
Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Monday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Reverend Paul Hacklander officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
His family will receive friends one hour before the service and at other times will be at the home of Joe and Dawn Treadway, 948 Sand Hill Road, Asheville, NC 28806.
Memorials may be made to Acton Methodist Church, 171 Sand Hill School Road, Asheville, NC 28806 or Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, PO Box 10124, Asheville, NC 28806.
I was so sorry to hear of the death of Uncle Gene. He was a good man and had been a wonderful brother by
coming to Laurel Ridge to see mom (Maggie). My thoughts and prayers will be with all of you.
Ann P. West
We are friends of Jim and Sandra and just heard last night of his death. We are so sorry and wish to express our condolences to Jim and his brother Joe.
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love to all,
Good-bye to a wonderful and delightful Uncle. We will always remember Uncle Gene’s great sense of humor and the twinkle in his eyes when relating a funny story or incident. (Especially the stories about the washing machines!) We would be so selfish to wish him here when he is now in such a wonderful place reunited with his brothers, Garfield and Hughes, and his sisters, Lee, Hazel, Pauline, and Dewie. God is good.
We’re so saddened to hear of Gene’s passing. There’s getting to be so few of the ‘Great Old Guys’ I remember so fondly left around here. I surely thought the world of Gene and remember the fun times he and my Dad used to have together. Hope they are having them again up there! I’ll miss him sorely.
We are so sorry to hear about your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Will always remember the good times.