Gene R. Small, 77, of Harlowe, died on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern.

Gene R. Small, 77, of Harlowe, died on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern.

He was a lifelong member of Harlowe United Methodist Church and served as treasurer for several years. He was a member of the Harlowe Volunteer Fire Department, the Newport Masonic Lodge No. 706 and Sudan Shriners of New Bern. He served in the Army, retired as a planner and estimator at Cherry Point and worked for many years at Lowes Grocery Store in Morehead City.

Funeral will be noon Tuesday at Harlowe United Methodist Church with Pastors Gina Barrow and Homer Morris officiating. Burial will follow at the Harlowe United Methodist Church Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Clara G. Small of Harlowe; two sons, Tommy E. Small of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Kevin G. Small of Harlowe; one sister, Esther Ford of Havelock; one brother, Billy Small of Harlowe; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to: American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or American Parkinson Disease Association online at www.apdaparkinson.org or by calling 718-981-9202.

Arrangements are by Noe Funeral Service, Beaufort.