Gene Walsh, 82, passed away on Monday, June 10, 2019, at his home in Winston-Salem.

Mr. Walsh was born in Wilkes County, one of seven children.  He attended Mount Pleasant High School and graduated in 1955. His 30-year career with Allstate Insurance took him to Charlotte, Jackson, Miss., Chicago, Ill., Rochester, N.Y., St. Petersburg, Fla., Philadelphia, Pa., and Atlanta, Ga., where he retired.

Gene was always close with his family, opening his home and caring for everyone. He shared a vacation every summer at Holden Beach with 25 family members. Four years ago, he moved back to Winston-Salem to be closer to his family.

He was fortunate to have a soulmate during his lifetime, his wife, Madylene Phillips Walsh, who walked beside him and held his hand for the past 54 years. Gene served his country in the U.S. Army and attended High Point University after his military service.

Surviving him is his loving wife, Madylene. He also leaves behind nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews, and plenty of other family members who’ve loved him dearly. Gene will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

On Saturday, June 15, 2019, the family will receive friends and mourners at 11 a.m. followed by a memorial service at noon, all at Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel, 6685 Shallowford Road in Lewisville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trellis Supportive Care (Hospice), 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103. Check subject line: In memory of Gene Walsh.

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