Eugene H. Halfmann, 87, of Amarillo, formerly of Big Spring, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at the Ussery-Roan Texas State Veterans Home in Amarillo. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel in Big Spring. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the funeral home.
Eugene was born Dec. 4, 1926 in Lott, Texas and married Jerline Mazur Nov. 16, 1949, in Wall, Texas. Gene served in the United States Air Force during World War II and was an aircraft mechanic. He worked at Webb Air Force Base in Big Spring for 18 years. He was known for his delicious tomatoes and his love for the Texas Rangers. He also loved to hunt, fish and play dominoes.
He is survived by his wife, Jerline Halfmann of Amarillo; two sons, Gene Halfmann Jr. and wife, Sandy, of Tulsa, Okla., and Gregg Halfmann and wife, Cindy, of Tampa, Fla.; two daughters, Linda Halfmann of Amarillo and Cindy Worthan of Big Spring; four grandchildren, Amanda Claxton of Tulsa, Okla., Chad Webb of Durham, North CarolinaN.C., Whitney Rodriguez of Midland and Drake Worthan of Big Spring; two great-grandchildren, Kassidy Claxton and Annabelle Webb; two brothers, Melvin Halfmann and Maurice Halfmann; one sister, Mildred Campbell; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Christopher Sr. and Florence (Murphy) Halfmann; three brothers, Joe Halfmann Jr., Donald Halfmann and Robert Halfmann; and one sister, Kay Sensat.
Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences may be made at: www.npwelch.com