Allen E. "Gene" Selvidge, of Schulter, died Jan. 8, 2019, in Henryetta at the age of 76. He was born Feb. 7, 1942 in Hanna to Robert (Bob) Selvidge and Opal May (Armer) Selvidge.
He married Carol Elizabeth Edwards June 23, 1962 in Dustin. To this union two children were born Kamala Gay Selvidge and Allen (Glenn) Selvidge. They celebrated 56 years together.
He worked as a toll booth attendant for the Indian Nation Turnpike
Gene was a member of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Opal Selvidge, also by one brother, Bobby David Selvidge.
He is survived by his wife Carol of the home; daughter, Kamala Gay Selvidge of Schulter; son, Allen (Glenn) Selvidge and wife Trisha of Eufaula; two grandchildren, Kamie Elizabeth Horne of Henryetta and Kacie Mae Horne of Okmulgee; four great grandchildren: Kasidy Jayde, Swayde Matthew, Bo Newton, and Kactus Clay; four sisters: Julia Ann Berryhill of Schulter, Barbara Selvidge of Henryetta, Molly Selvidge of Henryetta and Yvonne Heidinger of Carlyle, Saskatchewan, Canada; also by a host of nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives.
Viewing for Gene will be from four to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, Sunday from noon until 8 p.m., and Monday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Pallbearers will be, Joe Bob Selvidge, Mickey Selvidge, John Selvidge, Rodney Gray, Dwight Bean, and Brian Edwards. Honorary pallbearers will be, Jackie Wilson, Henry Masengale, Nowell Flanagan, Joe Benham, Steve Jones and Eddie Withrow.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 14 at Integrity Chapel with Rev. Harmon Huffman officiating. Interment will follow in Dustin Cemetery under direction and care of Integrity Funeral Service.