Vernice Eugene "Gene" Logue

Vernice Eugene “Gene” Logue, 79, of Elizabethtown entered into his eternal home with his Lord Jesus Christ while surrounded by his family on July 4th, 2018. He died from prostate cancer. Gene was born on June 13, 1939 in Mercer County Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil Jewell Logue and Opal Taylor Logue; step-mother Myrtle Logue; and his beloved wife of almost 56 years, Duplee Logue. Gene is survived by four children, Norma Hatfield (Todd), Teresa Edlin (Todd), Marlene Knight (Billy), and Arlene Champ; nine grandchildren, Michael Hatfield, Christina Heppermann (Brett), Megan Edlin, Jessica Champ, Tyler Edlin, Brittany Smith (Travis), Katie Knight, Jacob Knight and Matthew Champ; a brother Jewell Taylor (JT) Logue (Elaine); and seven great-grandchildren. Gene was baptized at age 12 at Deep Creek Baptist Church in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Later he joined the Navy and served for 10 years to include two tours in Vietnam as a Logistical Ship Engineer. Then he transferred to the Army for a total of 20 years of Honorable Service. He retired at Fort Knox as a Chief Warrant Officer (CW-3). After retirement, Gene worked for the State of Kentucky as Logistics and Maintenance Grounds Supervisor at Fort Knox and then was selected as the Area 5 Coordinator for Disaster and Emergency Management. In total, he served his Country and the people of the State of Kentucky for 52 years. Gene had a thirst for knowledge and went to school at night to complete both his high school degree and his Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Education. One of his favorite hobbies was small engine repair. He and Duplee enjoyed old-time country and gospel music shows and he was an avid Elvis fan. He loved to travel when possible and enjoyed running marathons. His favorite race was the Marine Corp Marathon in Washington D.C., where he enjoyed running past the historic monuments and finishing the 26.2 miles by “taking the last hill” at the Iwo Jima Memorial. In his last years, Gene sacrificed much of his own health while caring for Duplee. He loved her dearly and often said he wouldn’t have done it any other way. When he was asked what he would most want to be remembered for, Gene said it would be his love of God, love of family and love of Country. Funeral services will be at Brown Funeral Home at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10th followed by military burial with honors at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff, Kentucky at 1:30 p.m. Chaplain Barry Christensen will be officiating the services. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Monday and will continue after 10 a.m. Tuesday at Brown Funeral Home. There will be a Masonic Service at 7 p.m. Monday. Expressions of sympathy may include donations to Hospice of Central Kentucky. Condolences may be expressed online at


Monday, July 9, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home


Tuesday, July 10, 2018 starting at 12:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home

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