On November 16, 1955 Gene Ray Haddock was born to Annie and William “Jack” Haddock along with his twin sister, Georgia, in Galveston, TX. He was one of six children. The world could hardly be ready for him. Gene was a “wild child” with a love for family, animals, and adventure. He moved around from Texas to California and ended up in Sealy lake, MT for the rest of his childhood. He got a dog that he named Cherokee before having left California and took the time to train Cherokee into a dog that he would brag about for the rest of his life. From this point on you could hardly catch him without one of his many beloved dogs by his side.
Gene started a career truck driving around the 1990’s, A career he kept for 30+ years. He was very proud of his dedication to the open road and in the midst of the 5 million miles he put under his belt, he met Jennifer, gaining one stepson and continuing to grow his family by adding three amazing girls. The family of 6 settled in Miles city where they built a life for 14 years. He moved around for a couple of years before deciding to settle back down in Miles city where he would live out the remainder of his years.
His understanding of all different walks of life made the people around him feel warm and at home in his company. His compassion for others resulted in his deep desire to help the many people that he cared for. Gene taught many people about the meaning of unconditional love.
Gene passed peacefully at 5:07 PM, October 18, 2021, after living nothing short of a meaningful life. He impacted people that never knew his name and shaped hearts in ways that he’ll never know.
He is survived by his brother Alan (Beverly) Haddock, twin sister Georgia Haddock, younger sister Pamellia (Terry) Haddock, stepson Owen (Kinsey) Pierce, daughters Kayla Haddock, Morgan haddock, and Taylar Haddock along with four grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents Annie and Jack Haddock along with his brother Carl Haddock and Nakoma his companion on many trips across the western side of the united states.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.