County veteran services coordinator dies following illness

Gene Stillings 

Coffee County Veterans’ Services Coordinator Gene Stillings passed away on July 3 following an extended illness.

Committed to veterans’ causes, Stillings was the Disabled American Veterans Fifth District Executive Committee Chairman.

According to the DAV, funeral services and military honors are still being planned. The DAV added that financial assistance for funeral cost is being accepted. Contact the local DAV Chapter at 931-455-8700.

Coffee County Mayor Gary Cordell said Stillings will be greatly missed.

“I met Gene about six years ago,” Cordell said. “He served as veterans service officer and I admired his commitment. He would take veterans to hospitals and doctor’s offices several times a week and he had such compassion. He will be greatly missed and I really appreciate his contribution to our county and veterans.” 

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