Eugene Bud Solomon
Eugene Bud Solomon passed away in his home surrounded by loving and devoted family members on the fifteenth day of August two thousand and nineteen.
Eugene or “Gene” as he was known by friends was the second of five children born to BB and Maggie Solomon on June 20th 1941 in Chickasha, Ok. He spent much of his youth either on his grandparent’s farm north of Marlow or helping his uncle Preston in his mechanic shop in town. That is where his love of cars began. Gene was an original “greaser” of the era with his cuffed Levis and smokes rolled up in the sleeve of a white T shirt. He and his brother Billy where either working on their hot rods or giving the local law fits drag raising the streets of Marlow and maybe a few light hearted pranks. Gene eventually made a career from the knowledge gained in that little shop and his knack for mechanics and retired from Firestone in Duncan, Ok after over thirty years of service.
Gene didn’t throw it away and buy new when something broke, he fixed and there wasn’t anything that he could not fix be it either home or auto. It may be fixed with hose clamps and plywood and those things may be used on either application but none the less it would be fixed and fixed to last.
Gene met the love of his life Mary Smith in April of 1963 and after a brief courtship the two were wed and spent 45 wonderful years together. From that union three children were born, Tammy Scheroedle, Michael Solomon and Robin Scheer. The family spent countless weekends camping and fishing at local lakes and friends ponds.
Gene was a family man loved each member dearly and often showed that love by helping tinker with vehicles and various other projects that he just somehow always seemed to know how to do.
Gene is preceded in death by his loving wife Mary and son Michael. He is survived by daughters, Tammy and Robin, brother Billy Solomon and his wife Kathy, friend and companion Bonny Smith, 10 grandchildren 10 great grandchildren. He will be laid to rest at 10:00 am on September 21st at the cemetery in Comanche, Ok.
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