Gene passed away peacefully holding the hand of his loving and devoted wife of 56 years on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Our Lady of the Lake at the age of 78. He was a retired machinist from Port Allen/Trinity Marine; resident of Port Allen, La and native of Alabama. Visiting was at Wilbert Funeral Home, Port Allen on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 from 9am until religious services at 1pm, conducted by Rev. Polly Anderson. Entombment followed at Chenal Cemetery, Jarreau, La. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Robin Willeford; children, Troy Willeford and wife Tammy, Tammy McLin and husband Steve, and Todd Willeford; grandchildren, Ciara Martin, Savanna Latimer, Hunter Willeford, Bryce Fontenot, Brooke Fontenot and Brennan Willeford; three great grandchildren; brother, Thomas Willeford and wife Linda; numerous nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters in law; and over thirty children that they babysat and mentored over the years. Preceded in death by his parent, Roy and Lorene Willeford; sister, Eva Mosely; and beloved brother, Charles Willeford. Gene was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved to piddle around his yard. He was a big man with a big heart. Please share sympathies, condolences, and memories online at

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