Douglas Eugene “Gene” Graybeal

Published 4:23 pm Thursday, November 9, 2017

Douglas Eugene “Gene” Graybeal, 84, of Johnson City, died Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Johnson City and a son of the late Dana and Selma Stout Graybeal.
Gene was a retired truck driver who last worked for Mor-Flo. He was a long-time member of Sinking Creek Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, his wife, Vera Jarrett Rupert (March of 2016), and his brother, Jimmy Graybeal (also in 2016), preceded him in death.
Survivors include two stepsons, Wayne and his wife Jane Rupert of Limestone and Eddie Rupert, also of Limestone; a brother and his wife, Marion A. and Dianne Graybeal of Knoxville; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A graveside service for Douglas Eugene “Gene” Graybeal will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 12, at Happy Valley Memorial Park under the direction of Pastor Jayson Hoagland. Pallbearers will be Calvin Moffett, Allen Rupert, Robbie Rupert, Eric Rupert, Bobby Tester, Sidney Tester and Jesse Stewart. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Sinking Creek Baptist Church, 2313 Elizabethton Highway, Johnson City, TN 37601. Memories and condolences may be shared via:
Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is serving the Graybeal family.

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