Gene Barnett Lemley, son of Flora Barnett George and William Wesley Lemley, died after a short illness on Friday, January 3, 2020 at the age of 92 years, five months, and three days. Born in Center Valley (Pope County), he lived almost all his life in North Little Rock. Gene was a retired carman for the Union Pacific Railroad and a former assistant state coordinator for AARP 55 Alive Safe Driving. He was a lifelong member of Gardner Memorial United Methodist Church, a Certified Lay Speaker, and a member of the United Methodist Men.
Gene was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Patricia, and his siblings. He is survived by his daughter, Rebecca McGraw and husband John; son, James Andrew Lemley and wife Lori; four grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to Gardner Memorial UMC, 1723 Schaer St., NLR, AR 72114-3365.
Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 6 at Gardner Memorial UMC, with burial to follow at Edgewood Memorial Park. Arrangements by Roller-Owens Funeral Home.