Gene Ankrom, 73

Gene Ankrom passed from this life on July 26, 2012. He was born on March 2, 1939 in Batavia.

Gene was a devoted husband to Barbara for 52 years and a great father to his children. Gene was a veteran, and served honorably in the United States Army where he developed his love for our country. Gene is preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Elizabeth Ankrom, sister Eleanor Esz, and son, Michael Todd Ankrom.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ankrom, brother Bill and sister Marg, children, Gene, Ken, Patricia, and Chris; thirteen grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, many friends whom he loved dearly, and his extended church family at St. George Catholic Church, where he attended daily Mass.

He will be greatly missed by his wife, family, and circle of friends. He was an example of strength and courage to so many of us.

A Rosary Vigil was held on Monday, July 30 at 6 p.m. with a Funeral Mass on Tuesday, July 31 at 6 p.m.

Both services took place at St. George Catholic Church in Newnan, Georgia. Those wishing may send an online condolence to

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donating to the St. George Conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 771 Roscoe Rd. Newnan GA 30263. McKoon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements, 38 Jackson St. Newnan GA 30263, (770) 253-4580.