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Eugene Lawrence Sill, Sr.

November 8, 1934 ~ February 17, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old

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Eugene L. Sill, Sr. passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at the age of 89. He was married to the love of his life, Janet G. Sill, for 64 years. Together they had 3 sons: Eugene L. Sill, Jr. (Janet), James M. Sill (Sandy), and John A. Sill (Tammy). Eugene is the beloved grandfather of James, Janell, Jamie, Michael, Kegan, Laura, and Robin and the great-grandfather of Grayson, Shaley, Brandon, Caden, Drake, Adeline, and Atticus. Also survived by his sister-in-law, Janie Gautreau and his nephews: Barry, Steve, and Kevin Bairnsfather. Eugene was preceded in death by his loving parents, Albert Jacob Sill, Sr. and Florence Swain Sill and his siblings, Albert Jacob Sill, Jr. and Lois Emily “Sissy” Bairnsfather (Noel).
Eugene joined the National Guard in 1953 and went active in the U.S. Army in 1957. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam from 1964-1965 with the 11th Air Assault 92nd Aviators and with the Army Security Agency from 1967-1968. He received a Bronze Star for action and 3 medals of Commendation before retiring in 1977. He began working as an exterminator for Dial-One Franklin Pest Control until his retirement in 2001. He loved traveling, reading, and playing cards. His greatest joy in life was his wife and family and was affectionately known by his family as Paw, Papa Dear, Uncle Buddy, and Sabu.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Services at Garden of Memories Funeral Home & Cemetery, 4900 Airline Drive Metairie, LA 70001 on Saturday, February 24, 2024. Visitation will begin at 11:00 am with a Mass starting at 2:00 pm followed by burial. To order flowers or offer condolences, please visit www.gardenofmemoriesmetairie.com.


Services

Visitation
Saturday
February 24, 2024

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Garden of Memories Funeral Home
4900 Airline Drive
Metairie, LA 70001

Service
Saturday
February 24, 2024

2:00 PM
Garden of Memories Funeral Home
4900 Airline Drive
Metairie, LA 70001

Cemetery

Garden of Memories Cemetery
4900 Airline Drive
Metairie, LA 70001

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