Gene W. Vorous, 81, of Front Royal, Virginia, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 21, 2018, in the Inova Fairfax Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 27th at 11:00 a.m. at Maddox Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Miller and Rev. Buzz Moore officiating. Interment will follow in the Shenandoah Memorial Park in Winchester.
Gene was born January 10, 1937, in Clarke County, Virginia son of the late Robert Alexander Vorous and Dorothy Evelyn Painter Vorous. Gene was a United States Army National Guard veteran. He owned and operated his own electrical business Vorous Electrical for many years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 0140 in Berryville.
Surviving are his loving and devoted wife of over 50 years Ella Mae Derflinger Vorous whom he affectionately called “Funny Face”; two sons Roger “Green Bean” Vorous and wife Carol of Front Royal and Tony “T.G.” Vorous and wife Robin of Pennsylvania; daughter Tammy “Spooky” Bridge and husband Mike of Front Royal; step-son Dennis Showers and wife Belinda of New Mexico; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and his beloved dog “Girl”.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Bobby “Buster” Vorous, two sisters Dorothy “Sissy” Broy Lucy “Punky” Huff and a step-son John Showers, III.
Gene never met a stranger and loved to talk to anyone and seem to always have a nick name for everyone. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
Pallbearers will be family members.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 26th from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.