Gene E. Mounts

Gene E. Mounts, age 89, of Balko, OK, passed from this world on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Thursday July 6, 2017, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Ochiltree Cemetary. The family will have visitation at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. Arrangements by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Perryton. Gene was born on Feb. 16, 1928 in Woods County, OK, near Avard, to Clarence and Justine Mounts. By 1935, the family had moved to Balko, OK , where Gene lived for the remainder of his life. He graduated from Perryton High School in 1947. On April 22, 1952, he married Evelyn Kelln. Together they raised two children, Susan Trammell of Levelland, and Michael Mounts, of Kiefer, OK. Gene farmed most of his life, while also working for Phillips 66 Company as a truck driver and he worked at Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America, for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Earl Mounts on Jan. 31, 2015, and Earl’s wife Fern, on Feb. 17, 1997; and Gene’s wife, Evelyn Mounts on July 2, 1996. He is survived by his current wife, Darla Mounts; his children, Susan and husband, Phil of Levelland, and Michael and wife, Kathy, of Kiefer, OK; his four stepchildren, Monte Huffman, Dee Haskins, Mike Huffman and Jeff Huffman; his grandchildren, Ashley and Adam Nilsson, Allison and Zach Thompson, Aiden and Rachael Mounts, Analese Mounts, Arick Mounts, Abi Mounts, Alex Mounts and Austin Mounts; and one great-grandaughter, Tessla Nilsson, along with five nieces and nephews and their spouses and other relatives. In lieu of flowers, the family suggestes donations be made to the Perryton Area Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, or the National Parkinsons Foundation.

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