Gene was born in Scaly Mountain to John Dellen Head and Annie Dryman Head. He graduated from Rabun Gap School. Gene loved his family as well as hunting and fishing. He had a heart for all people and never met a stranger. He was a farmer, real estate developer, owner/founder of Scaly Mountain Ski Area and served on the Bank of Clayton board of directors for many years. He loved serving the Lord, was a member of Battle Branch Baptist Church and also attended Clayton Church Of God.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; a brother, Clyde Head; and a sister, Edith Head Wilson.
Gene is survived by: his wife, Jeanette Dryman Head of Scaly Mountain; twin daughters, Jeanne Head Bleckley and husband Bryan of Clayton and Julie Head of Scaly Mountain; three brothers, Claude Head and wife Barbara of Aiken, S.C., Ray Head of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Ellis Head and wife Gail of Scaly Mountain; three grandchildren, Chelcey Bleckley, Dillon Bleckley and Noah Hamilton; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday in the chapel of Beck Funeral Home with the Revs. Madison McCrackin and Bryan Alexander officiating. Gene will be laid to rest in the Scaly Mountain Methodist Church Cemetery with Robert Dryman offering the committal.
Memorial donations may be made to Battle Branch Baptist Church, P.O. Box 483, Clayton, GA 30525; or to Clayton Church of God, P.O. Box 1089; Clayton, GA 30525.
Beck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.beckfuneralhome.com.