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Brantley Funeral Home

6875 Cockrum Street, Olive Branch, MS

OBITUARY

Gene "Doc" House

16 December, 195825 June, 2020
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Arlen Eugene “Doc” House, Jr , 62, departed this world unexpectedly on Thursday June 25, 2020 in Olive Branch, MS. He was a long-time resident of Byhalia, MS, where he had many friends. Gene was born on December 16, 1958 at the Munford Clinic in Munford, TN to his parents Arlen Eugene House, Sr and his mother, the late Barbara Jean House.

He graduated Northwest Georgia High School in 1977 where he was an accomplished trumpet player of the Wolverine Marching Band. He was awarded the John Phillip Souza award and received a Full Ride scholarship for his musical excellence with Trumpet. There his personality, next level wit, athleticism, musical prowess, and charming smile made him admired by so many. He was given the nicknames: BrickHouse and Eugenious that he secretly cherished for his entire life. He joked that in elementary school someone asked what the “U” in Eugene stood for. From that moment on, he went by Gene. His musical ability did not stop with the trumpet. He was blessed with perfect pitch which allowed him to play any song on the piano after hearing it one time. In his younger years, he managed the local skating rink in Trenton, GA where he honed and then ultimately showed off his roller skating moves.

He grew to be a man of principle, conviction, and had the willingness to always do the right thing for the people that he loved. Aside from his friends and family, there were three things that Gene loved most in this world. They were as follows: First and foremost the Alabama Crimson Tide (RTR), the Atlanta Braves, and Chevrolet Trucks. He spent time as a local Gospel Radio DJ on 95.3 and also loved singing in his family Southern Gospel group, The House Family. Gene was a loving husband, father, Boppaw, brother, son, and friend. He loved with his whole heart and will be missed by everyone who knew him.

Gene is survived by his wife of 41 years, Betina Joy House, his children Megan House, Cassie and Brandon Nations, Seth and Morgan House, Tiffany and Chris Sanders, and Leigh Ann Baker, his grandchildren Caden Mize, Ben House, Sadie Nations, Conner Leveck, Jones Nations, Jax House, Stella House, Elizabeth Sanders, Triton Taylor, and Wells Nations, his father Arlen House Sr, his siblings Patricia and Glen Mahan, and Andra James, his nephews Garrett Mahan and Hunter James, his nieces Erin Kriek with husband Rein Kriek and Hayley Mentlik with husband Keith Mentlik and her daughter Camryn Hooper. He is predeceased by his best friends Maximus House and Kali House. A private memorial will be held on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 12:00pm at Brantley Funeral home in Olive Branch, MS 38654.

  • FAMILY

  • Arlen Eugene House, Sr, Father
  • Barbara Jean House, Mother (deceased)
  • Betina Joy House, Wife of 41 years
  • Megan House, Child
  • Cassie Nations (Brandon), Child
  • Seth House (Morgan), Child
  • Tiffany Sanders (Chris), Child
  • Leigh Ann Baker, Child
  • Caden Mize, Grandchild
  • Ben House, Grandchild
  • Sadie Nations, Grandchild
  • Conner Leveck, Grandchild
  • Jones Nations, Grandchild
  • Jax House, Grandchild
  • Stella House, Grandchild
  • Elizabeth Sanders, Grandchild
  • Triton Taylor, Grandchild
  • Wells Nations, Grandchild
  • Patricia and Glen Mahan, Siblings
  • Andra James, Sibling
  • Garrett Mahan, Nephew
  • Hunter James, Nephew
  • Erin Kriek (Rein), Niece
  • Hayley Mentlik (Keith), Niece
  • Camryn Hooper, Great Niece
  • Maximus House, Best Friend (deceased)
  • Kali House, Best Friend (deceased)

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Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Memorial Service

    Wednesday, 1 July , 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Reception

Memories

Gene "Doc" House

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Stephen Scott

30 June 2020

Tena & family, We can’t begin to tell you how sad and heartbroken we are over the passing of Gene. In the short amount of time we got to spend with him, every moment will be cherished for the rest of our lives. I have never met a kinder, more intelligent man in my life. Our thoughts and prayers go out to a very beautiful family, and I feel sooo blessed to be a part of them.

Vickie Michaels

30 June 2020

Rick and I are just devastated at the sudden death of Gene. We would like to send our deepest condolences to the entire family. I haven't seen or been with Gene in many years but have fond memories of all of us kids being at church together. That is how we all grew up. I wouldn't take anything for all those memories.
Sending our love,
Vickie & Rick

Les Warren

29 June 2020

I know that losing someone you love is one of the hardest and most painful things you can go through.
I never had the pleasure of meeting Doc in person, just chatting online. I could tell what kind of a person he was and I will miss his friendship very much.

Marty Farrow

29 June 2020

Wow very shocked and saddened to hear this!! The memories i have of Gene from our group CROSSBRIDGE singin with the house family i will forever hold dear to my heart,he was a great freind and talent he was with us during the making of our second cd and was a blast to have him there and will never forget Gene for his freindship,my deepest sympathy for the entire house family you all are in my parayers!!

Harry Long

29 June 2020

I cannot express enough how sorry we are to hear of Gene's passing. I can honestly say that he was my best friend I never met. We chatted often and I can't begin to tell you how much I valued his friendship. Please accept our condolences, our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Please smile and remember the great times you had together ❤️

Patricia Morris

29 June 2020

My memory of Doc was a man with a big heart. He was always smiling and kind to others. The greatest neighbor anyone could ever have. Doc will be missed in our neighborhood.

Kurt Sandt

28 June 2020

The best friend I never met. The kindest soul I’ve encountered.
The People’s Leagues love you and will miss you. Things will never be the same in Fantasyland without you.
Cheers my friend!!!

Andra James

28 June 2020

I leaned on you more in the last few years than I ever have in my whole life. You became more than just my brother. You were my confidant, ally, and my friend. I don’t know what to do without you here. I love you Bruber.

Ben House

27 June 2020

One of the things me and him did the most was eat at Waffle House. He absolutely loved Waffle House, but not for the waffles, one of his favorite things there were the grit bowl.

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Biography

Arlen Eugene “Doc” House, Jr , 62, departed this world unexpectedly on Thursday June 25, 2020 in Olive Branch, MS. He was a long-time resident of Byhalia, MS, where he had many friends. Gene was born on December 16, 1958 at the Munford Clinic in Munford, TN to his parents Arlen Eugene House, Sr and his mother, the late Barbara Jean House.

He graduated Northwest Georgia High School in 1977 where he was an accomplished trumpet player of the Wolverine Marching Band. He was awarded the John Phillip Souza award and received a Full Ride scholarship for his musical excellence with Trumpet. There his personality, next level wit, athleticism, musical prowess, and charming smile made him admired by so many. He was given the nicknames: BrickHouse and Eugenious that he secretly cherished for his entire life. He joked that in elementary school someone asked what the “U” in Eugene stood for. From that moment on, he went by Gene. His musical ability did not stop with the trumpet. He was blessed with perfect pitch which allowed him to play any song on the piano after hearing it one time. In his younger years, he managed the local skating rink in Trenton, GA where he honed and then ultimately showed off his roller skating moves.

He grew to be a man of principle, conviction, and had the willingness to always do the right thing for the people that he loved. Aside from his friends and family, there were three things that Gene loved most in this world. They were as follows: First and foremost the Alabama Crimson Tide (RTR), the Atlanta Braves, and Chevrolet Trucks. He spent time as a local Gospel Radio DJ on 95.3 and also loved singing in his family Southern Gospel group, The House Family. Gene was a loving husband, father, Boppaw, brother, son, and friend. He loved with his whole heart and will be missed by everyone who knew him.

Gene is survived by his wife of 41 years, Betina Joy House, his children Megan House, Cassie and Brandon Nations, Seth and Morgan House, Tiffany and Chris Sanders, and Leigh Ann Baker, his grandchildren Caden Mize, Ben House, Sadie Nations, Conner Leveck, Jones Nations, Jax House, Stella House, Elizabeth Sanders, Triton Taylor, and Wells Nations, his father Arlen House Sr, his siblings Patricia and Glen Mahan, and Andra James, his nephews Garrett Mahan and Hunter James, his nieces Erin Kriek with husband Rein Kriek and Hayley Mentlik with husband Keith Mentlik and her daughter Camryn Hooper. He is predeceased by his best friends Maximus House and Kali House. A private memorial will be held on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 12:00pm at Brantley Funeral home in Olive Branch, MS 38654.

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