Geo. H. Lewis & Sons Funeral Directors

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Eugene "Gene" Joseph Linscomb

June 11, 1959May 29, 2016
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Eugene “Gene” Joseph Linscomb was born in Houston, Texas on the 11th of June 1959, and passed away suddenly on the 29th of May 2016, in Houston, Texas.

Gene spent his early years in Port Arthur, Texas and graduated from Bridge City High School in 1977, where he was a star on the High School Golf Team. He joined the US Navy in June 1977 and was a Reactor Operator on the USS George Washington Carver nuclear submarine SSBN 656 until June 1983. Gene then attended the University of Texas and graduated with a degree in Petroleum Land Management in 1986.

Gene was proud to be a Landman and held positions of increased responsibility with Exxon (in Midland, TX, Houston, TX and New Orleans, LA), Continental Land & Fur Co., Walter Oil & Gas, Apache Corporation, Hess Corporation, W&T Offshore, and most recently with Rexpro Energy. He also worked for two years as a Right of Way Agent for the State of Alaska in Fairbanks. Gene was smart, hardworking, loved the oil and gas business and the many cherished friendships he made in the industry.

Gene met Chris, the love of his life, in 1998 and they married in Eureka Springs, AR in 1999. Emma, their beloved daughter, was born in 2005 and was the joy of his life, he could not mention her name without smiling. Gene loved to travel and the family will always cherish the wonderful trips they took together all over the world. Gene was passionate about many things, his country, Longhorn Football, Golf and his favorite place at the family farm in Willow Springs, Texas. He spent many special hours at the farm cooking for family and friends, riding his tractor and admiring his beloved longhorns. Gene had a special gift of being able to fix anything and he loved woodworking and building things himself. He had a big heart and a special love for any animal that needed a home.

He is survived by his loving wife Christina, and his daughter Emma Grace. He is also survived by his mother Barbara Emmons Linscomb of Spring, Texas and sisters Pamela Kiel of New Orleans, LA, Kimberly Shoemake and husband William Todd of Montgomery, TX, and Kelley Linscomb of Shenandoah, TX, and his nieces Courtney and Ben LeBlanc and children Reese and Blake of Mandeville, LA, Kelley Kiel and son Bryce Wilson and fiancé Blair Geiss of Coronado, CA, Sarah and William Kammerer and daughters Amelia and Helen of Moon, PA, Rachel Shoemake of Montgomery, TX, and nephew Oliver B. Kiel III of Austin, TX. Gene was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Walter and Choyce Emmons, and father, Ted Linscomb.

The family acknowledges with deep appreciation all the dear friends, family and neighbors who have been by their side, with special thanks to their Frostwood family and Dr. John Stephens and their family friends at Chapelwood United Methodist Church.

A memorial service is to be conducted at eleven o’clock in the morning on Friday, the 3rd of June 2016, in the sanctuary of Chapelwood United Methodist Church, 11140 Greenbay Street in Houston, where Rev. Dr. John E. Stephens, Senior Pastor is to officiate.

In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions may be directed to the Emma Grace Linscomb Education Fund established at Chase Bank Town & Country, 12802 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX, 77024 in care of Robin Mantor.


  • Memorial Service and Celebration of Life Friday, June 3, 2016


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Kenneth Crouch

December 16, 2017

I served with Gene on the USS George Washington Carver. We were friends. I remember he was thrilled to be able to play golf at St. Andrews when we were in Scotland.

Kieran O'Farrell

May 10, 2017

Almost a year later I have heard this sad news. I pray the year brought you, his Dear Friends and Special Family some Peace and Grace.

He was a very kind man with a big heart. I knew him when he was in the Navy and in Alaska. He was a true gem...I wish you all God's Speed...in the years to come...

Heaven has a special place for men such as Gene...for they are few.

Horace Barker

June 12, 2016

Thanking of you to day GEne will always love and remember you . Love you sister

Joel Rogers

June 11, 2016

My sincere condolences. Yall and your family are in my prayers. Gene was a good man I met at Exxon in Midland Texas. Joel T. Rogers

Pam Loban

June 8, 2016

Dear Chris,

You and Emma are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find strength from God, family and friends during this tragic time, and may good memories fill your heart.

Brenda (Voss) Tunnell

June 5, 2016

Chris and Emma, my heart is breaking for the two of you. We are all trying to come to grips with the senseless loss of such a dear man.
I met Gene in Midland. Rumors of a new Longhorn with a single digit handicap hit the land hallways before Eugene reported for his first day of work. The small city of Midland was the perfect start for all of us young, single landmen to begin working for Exxon. We all instantly formed a strong bond of helping each other at work and play. Gene was so much fun to be around and a loyal friend. He was by far the better cook!
The Memorial Service was a beautiful way to honor his memory and the stories told by friends and family all had the same basis that I remember - a good time, lots of laughs and a few beers.
I pray that your memories of Gene and the love of your friends, family and God will be with you always.

June 4, 2016


So sorry. Barbara just called and told us the news.

We will try to contact you directly but you and Emma are always welcome to stay with us if you need to get away from everything for awhile.

Love Barb and Don

Helen Fowler-Hannon

June 3, 2016

Chris, I was so shocked to here about Gene's passing. I worked with Gene at Walter Oil & Gas some time ago and used to talk to him when he was at Apache quite often. Gene was so much fun to work with and enjoyed his work. My heart goes out to you and Emma. May God bless and comfort you both during this difficult time. Rest in peace Gene. You will be greatly missed.

June 3, 2016

Chris & Emma, I've never meet you but my granddaughter Abby Morace played volleyball with Emma. I wanted you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family during this very difficult time.
May God Bless You All!
Connie Thompson

Lori Price

June 3, 2016

Chris - You are in my thoughts and prayers and you have my deepest sympathy. I hope you and Emma find peace and comfort in remembering all of the special times you shared together as a family. God Bless you.