Eugene “Gene” L. Borum

Feb 5th, 1943 - Sep 17th, 2020

Service:

Cana Cemetery

Tue, Sep. 22nd, 2020 11:00 a.m.

Burial:

Cana Cemetery

Tue, Sep. 22nd, 2020

Eugene “Gene” L. Borum

Eugene “Gene” L. Borum, age 77, of Creal Springs, passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 9:05 a.m. at his home.

Gene was born on February 5, 1943 in Creal Springs to Laverne and Imogene (Adams) Borum.  Gene became a member of the Carpenter’s Union Local #638 in 1964 and worked for nearly 40 years until his retirement.  He enjoyed cooking and loved his fresh vegetables grown by himself from his very own garden.  He was a true outdoorsman, as he loved to hunt and ride his four-wheeler around looking for deer tracks.  He also enjoyed giving grandkids rides around in the woods, showing off his deer stand, which was more like a small “mancave.”  His newest found hobby was camping with his new camping family.  He was truly in his element on the camp site.  Gene loved his family and loved to sing karaoke with friends and family.  But most of all, he loved spending time with his brothers and had a bond like no other.

Survivors include his daughters, Dena (Tim) Gault of Carterville, Marti (Pete) Craig of Harrisburg and Tammi (Scott “Henry”) Herrick of Glendale, California; his significant other, Judy Pemberton of Marion; seven grandchildren, Halee (Kyle) Essick of Herrin, Heath (Whitney) Fugate of Florida, Courtney (Chris) Fogle of Ohio, Maddison (Justin) Maloney of Raleigh, Miller (Courtney) Craig of Marion, Chase (Shaina) Craig of Stonefort and Kirsten Herrick of California; eleven great-grandchildren, Logan, Evie, Amelia, Harper, Olivia, Carter, Casey, Carson, Kye, Payton and Knox; his sister, Shirley Johnson of Creal Springs; his brothers, Marvin (Vicky) Borum of Creal Springs and Ronnie (Peggy) Borum of Marion; loved-as-grandchildren, Savannah and Abby; his beloved dog, Brooke; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, neighbors and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Janis K. Borum.

A graveside funeral service will be held at Cana Cemetery in Creal Springs on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with Darrick Borum officiating.

Blue Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, those attending the service are asked to follow social distancing guidelines and wear a face mask.

For those who prefer, memorials may be made to Cana Cemetery or Arrowhead Campground and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home, P.O. Box 411, Marion, Illinois 62959.

8 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Donna (Adams) Jones

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: September 20, 2020

    So sorry for what happened to Eugene. I had not seen him in years until I saw him about a month ago at Arrowhead Campground. My husband and I were camping there at the same time. Eugene was my second cousin. He will be missed by so many people.

  • Guest: Teresa”Terry” Stewart

    From: , Illinois

    Date: September 20, 2020

    To the Borum boys and families:So sorry for your loss, I know the hurdles u will b facing . May God bless.❤️

  • Guest: Natalie Sutton

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: September 20, 2020

    My condolences to all of Gene’s family. Jr and I are so sorry for your loss. Gene was a great guy and so much fun to be around. I am sad knowing I won’t be able to enjoy his company again. His laughter was infectious. His kind soul leaves a warm and loving feeling in my heart. May God bless you all and grant you comfort during these sad days.

  • Guest: Peggy

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: September 22, 2020

    R.I.P. my brother in-law. Heaven gained an angel. Loved your gatherings you hosted for the family. You sure are gonna be missed. Love ya, miss ya. Your sister in-law Peggy

  • Guest: Teresa”Terry” Stewart

    From: Marion , Illinois

    Date: September 22, 2020

    So sorry he passed away.😢I know what it’s like ,💔at least he’s up there with a Billie and Bob doing the Huntin thing because you know how they all loved thier outdoors activities. 🦌 🎣 🦃 four wheeling ,ridin, they are all In the happy hunting ground in the sky. Love you all.

  • Guest: Kevin Adams

    From: Creal Springs , Illinois

    Date: September 22, 2020

    Sorry I couldn’t attend the service. Eugene was a great guy and will be missed by so many.Prayers for the Borum family. 🙏💔

  • Guest: Rhonda Powell Scott

    From: Mesa , Arizona

    Date: September 22, 2020

    He will be missed by many.
    He was a very good friend of my mom and dad. Dennis & Dorothy Powell and Lynn & Rhonda.
    So sorry for your loss

  • Guest: Sharon Vinson Jones

    From: Forest, Virginia

    Date: September 23, 2020

    My grandfather, Ray Adams and Earl were brothers, so I guess I am related to Eugene. I was talking to a cousin on my father’s side who told me about Eugene tonight. But it was my Aunt Donna from Marion who told me that Eugene is her second cousin. We have had three deaths within a few weeks. My sister, Patricia, my first and closest cousin, Pauline Donelson, and my husband’s first cousin in Maryland. Now my Aunt Barbara Adams Brock is
    Unresponsive in a nursing home in Prophets town. She will be brought to Rose Hip Cemetery in Marion. Much love to your family. Prayers to your family.