Walter Eugene “Gene” Fleenor, 79, of Lubbock passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021 in Lubbock. Gene was born on December 7, 1941 in Littlefield, Texas to Walter Dennis Fleenor and Ruby Inez Robertson Fleenor. He was raised in Morton and graduated from Morton High School in 1960. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict and married Juanita Jean Thomas on January 6, 1962 in Lubbock. They had lived in Lubbock, where he served as a Police Officer for the City of Lubbock from 1965 – 1972. They moved to Plainview, where he graduated from Wayland Baptist College in 1974 with a degree in Bachelor of Arts. After moving back to Lubbock, he worked as a Welfare Investigator for the State of Texas. They owned and operated Slaton Steakhouse and Gene’s Quick Lunch in Lubbock for several years. They worked at Buckner’s Children Home, where he was Director of Emergency Shelter. He worked as a Probation Officer for the County of Lubbock. They farmed in the New Deal area for many years. He was an Ordained Minister and was a Christian, where he attended several churches in the Lubbock area. He was always serving others and leading them to Christ.
Gene is survived by his wife, Nita Fleenor, of Lubbock, 4 children, Dennis Fleenor and wife, Chandra, of Muleshoe, Jeff Fleenor and wife, Susanne, of Seagraves, Amy Ressler of Conroe, and Steve Fleenor and wife, Shelia, of Mineral Wells, 3 siblings, Mary Katherine Webb and husband, Bill, of Mt. Pleasant, Frank Fleenor of San Antonio, and Doris Flatt and husband, Eddie, of Lubbock, 15 grandchildren, Clayton, Ciara, Mack, Logan, Ashleigh, Nick, Zack, Hannah, Luke, Sarah, Rachel, Danee’, Kaylee, Megan, and Javin, and 3 great grandchildren, Rory, Bodhi, and Neary. Gene was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Darrin Keith Fleenor.
Due to COVID restrictions, face masks and social distancing will be required. Visitation will be from 11 AM – 8 PM on Tuesday, January 12, 2020 at the funeral home. Celebration of life services will be celebrated at 10:00 AM Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at North Ridge Life Church, 1101 Milwaukee Avenue, in Lubbock. Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock at a later date. Arrangements are under the personal care of Combest Family Funeral Homes in Lubbock. Please visit www.combestfamilyfuneralhomes.com for more information. To access the live video stream of the funeral service, please visit North Ridge Life Church Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/northridgelife/.
Memorials may be sent to a Go Fund Me Page at https://www.gofundme.com/f/gene-fleenor-memorial
to assist his wife in final expenses at this time.