Rev. Douglas Eugene “Gene” Wallin, 83, of LaFayette, passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2018.
He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and pastored many churches for 50 years including Community Baptist Church, Way of the Cross Baptist Church, Woodstation Baptist Church, and Emmanuel Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Earline Green Wallin; son, Tim Wallin; grandson, James Matthew Wallin; sister, Kathlene Wallin; brothers, Ralph, Bryant, and Rev. Dewey Wallin.
He is survived by his sons, Rev. Mike (Dana) Wallin of Cleveland, Tn., and Chris (Tracy) Wallin of Rock Spring; grandchildren, Amber Cleghorn, Stephanie Abushaqra, Doug Wallin, Andy Wallin, Jake Wallin, and Rachel Wallin; nine great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9, at Emmanuel Baptist Church with Reverend Mike Wallin and nephew Mickey Wallin officiating.
Interment will be at LaFayette Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Ron Brendel, Jake Wallin, Andy Wallin, Doug Wallin, Larry Wallin, and Joel Jackson.
Visitation will be held on Saturday from 1-3 p.m. and 5–8 p.m. at the funeral home with an hour visitation prior to the service on Sunday at the church.
Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.