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April 6, 1939 ~ February 13, 2019 (age 79)
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Eugene (Gene) M. McNutt, age 79, of Niota,passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2019,at Select Specialty Hospital in Knoxville and will be missed always by all who knew him.

Gene was a native of Ohio and was a resident of Florida and Tennessee, he was the son of the late Leo and Audrey McNutt of Ohio and Florida and was preceded in death by a son, John McNutt; three sisters, Margaret Whitefield, Judy Smith and Lois Kennedy; one brother, Eddie McNutt.

He was a lifetime a/c mechanic and worked with Dealerships in Florida and Heritage Chevrolet of Athens. He helped his brother-in-law painting the American Flag at I-75 for the American Legion and other generous time he donated. Gene helped many with their car needs and computer repairs. He spent 4 years in the U.S. Navy and attended Niota Methodist Church.

Gene was a quiet man and was always helpful to people who needed his talents and was loved by the Niota Nook Community.

Survivors include his wife,

   Margret (Midge) Grisham McNutt of Niota

One son,

   Richard McNutt of Texas

Step son,

   Jeffrey W. Buckner and his wife, Patricia of Niota

Tw grandsons, Danny and Richard, 4 great grandchildren and a step grandson, Brandon

One brother,

   Leo (Butch) McNutt and his wife, Beverly of Murfreesboro

Several nieces and nephews.


Graveside services with military honors will be 2:30 pm Wednesday in Niota Cemetery for family and friends.


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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Eugene (Gene) M. McNutt.

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