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Walter Gene Springs

July 28, 1935 — July 4, 2024

Rockport

Walter “Gene” Springs passed away Thursday, July 4th, 2024, in Rockport, TX. Gene was the son of Walter E Springs and Mary A Springs. He was born in Central Oklahoma and had one brother Charles E. Gene graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma. It was there he met his future wife, Suzanne Springs.

In 1958, Gene was drafted in the Army and assigned to the First Battle Group 23rd infantry. After discharge, Gene and Suzie moved to Texas where he began his career and family. Over his career in the medical pharmaceutical sales industry, Gene left a legacy through his leadership and mentorship through hard work, passion, and dedication. During his tenure, he received countless awards and accolades and will be missed by his former colleagues and friends.

In 1992 Gene and his wife moved to the Rockport area where they both eventually retired and settled into the community permanently. During his time in Rockport, Gene was actively involved in the Methodist Church in Rockport., serving on various committees, and teaching Sunday school to Jr high and Senior high school kids. In addition, he volunteered for many years at the Castaways program to help raise funds for Church and charitable needs.

 Gene was preceded in his death by his parents Walter and Mary Springs and his wife Suzanne Springs. 

He is survived by Gina Leach (Randall) of Granbury, TX, Chris Springs (Linda) of Waxahachie, TX, April Murphy (Robert) of Plano Tx and Dallas Springs (Heather) of Half Moon Bay, CA. Grandchildren include Suzanne Foster (Alex), Garrett Leach, Bryce, Kate, Georgia Murphy, Blake, Rachel Springs and Grace Springs. 

Growing up in rural Oklahoma and the Texas coast, Gene loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and ranching. During his last 14 years, Gene had a special connection with Peggy Brockenbush and was fortunate to find happiness, love, and peace. His love of life, family, church, and friends will be forever remembered by those who loved him. He went out with a bang as a true American on July 4th, and we celebrate his life.

A visitation will be held Friday, July 12th from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home in Rockport, Texas.

A special Memorial Service will be held at 10 AM, Saturday, July 13th, 2024, at First United Methodist Church, Rockport.

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