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Carl Lloyd Gene Stallard, 77 of Campobello passed away on April 21, 2023.
He was the son of the late Grace Jackson Stallard and husband of Martha Bagwell Stallard.
Gene Stallard retired from his teaching and coaching career after 30 years in Spartanburg and Union counties. He coached many sports but his passion and dedication was to the game of basketball. He was inducted into the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2022. He was proud and grateful for that honor.
After retirement, he spent time in his greenhouse and playing golf with his sons, his favorite foursome. He loved fall Saturdays in Knoxville with his family and the Tennessee Volunteers. He enjoyed college football, Peyton Manning's career and the Los Angeles Dodgers. As a true sports fan, he loved attending and watching games with his kids and wife.
He was a devoted husband to his wife, Martha for over 50 years. Their retirement days were spent enjoying their favorite place, their home and yard. His favorite job was being a Dad. As his health declined, he treasured being surrounded by his children in his home and being "Poppie" to his grandchildren. His presence influenced the lives of many people and he will be greatly missed by his family and community.
He is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Martha Bagwell Stallard. His children, Kent Stallard, Gordon Stallard, Grant Stallard, Kelly Stallard. His grandchildren, Bo Stallard, Jax Stallard, Grace Stallard, Roman Stallard and Koufax Stallard. His sister Bernice Sanders.
He was preceded in death by his sisters Kathleen Jones, Jackie Allen, Charlotte Lewis, Shirley Fenech, Gail Battlefield and his brothers Kenneth Stallard, Kyle Stallard and Johnny Stallard.
The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00pm Monday, April 24, 2023 at Petty Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at Petty Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Skip Snyder. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Unicoi Family YMCA https://www.ucfymca.org/, the place that developed his love of sports and where he spent most of his childhood days in his hometown of Erwin, Tennessee.