Nowell, Harold E. "Gene" Sr.

U.S. Navy Veteran Retired From R.B. Poole Plumbing

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Gene Nowell
Gene Nowell

Harold E. “Gene” Nowell, Sr., 84, a native of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. 

Mr. Nowell was a member of Ridgedale Baptist Church where he belonged to the Friendship Sunday School Class. He retired from R. B. Poole Plumbing, was a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitter Union Local #43, and a US Navy veteran.  Gene was very outgoing and never met a stranger. He was an avid golfer and a dedicated UT Vols fan loyal to the end.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Yvonne Nowell; son, Bradley A. Nowell; and parents, Kelly and Mary Kathryn Nowell.

Gene leaves behind a large family that he deeply loved and they loved him, including daughter, Gina Nowell of Chattanooga; son, Harold E. “Hal” (Jackie) Nowell of Eatonton, GA; grandchildren, Taylor Nowell, Zachery Nowell, Stephanie (Brian) Burkhammer, and Marti Nowell; brother, Tommy (Mary Ann) Nowell; sister, Anita (Ed) Vickrey; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, at Chattanooga Funeral Home East Brainerd Chapel, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

A memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

Burial services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The American Heart Association or The American Lung Association.

Arrangements are by the Chattanooga Funeral Home East Brainerd Chapel, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.  

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