Gene Plunk

November 12, 1945 – October 12, 2021

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Services to celebrate the life of Gene Neal Plunk, 75, will be held Thursday at 1:00 pm at Rienzi Baptist Church with burial will follow in Magnolia Gardens. Visitation was held Wednesday 5:00 to 8:00 pm and Thursday 12:00 to 1:00 pm at Rienzi Baptist Church. Bro. Charlie Cooper, Bro. Titus Tyter and Bro. Steve Byrd will officiate the service.

Mr. Plunk died Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was born November 12, 1945 in Stantonville, TN to the late L.E. and Novie Carpenter Plunk. He was a member of Rienzi Baptist Church and a graduate of Michie High School. He retired from Caterpillar after almost 30 years of service, served in the US Army, enjoyed tending to his cattle and covering his land on his tractor.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Jimmy Plunk.

He is survived by his wife Joyce Plunk; sons, Michael Johnson (Mary Ann), Terry Plunk (Brittney); sisters, Nila Gilliland (Larry), Reta Baswell (Hillie), Glenda Ray; grandchildren, McCay Johnson, Micah Johnson and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Deacons of Rienzi Baptist Church will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Buddy Brooks, Hal Ashe, Toby Rencher, Randle Nash, Billy Allen Johnson, Dwight Tolleson, Danny Morris and Thurman Robinson.

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Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 13, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

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