Ervin Eugene “Gene” Absher, 80, of China Grove passed away Saturday, December 19, 2020 at Atrium Health-Cabarrus. He was born January 1, 1940 in Cabarrus County, a son of the late Ervin J. Absher and Nina White Absher. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Absher in 2005 and a son, Tony Absher.
He retired from Cannon Mills where he was an engineer. He is a member of First Baptist Church of China Grove where he served as an usher, trustee, and in the Men on Mission. He built the house he lived in, he restored two classic cars which won multiple awards at regional car shows, and he helped build numerous wheelchair ramps for local homes with members of his church. He liked to build things and build them well, for himself, his friends, and the community.
Due to Covid restrictions, Gene will have a drive-up funeral service at 2:00 PM Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at First Baptist Church of China Grove, 302 Patterson Street China Grove, NC 28023 where the public will tune in to a radio station 89.1 in their cars to hear the service officiated by Pastor Trent Drye. A private graveside service will be held at Carolina Memorial Park.
Gene is survived by his wife, Faye Clampet Absher; son, Ron Absher and wife, Liz; daughter, Sherry Hodgson and husband, Mark; grandchildren, James and Katherine Absher, Avery and Colin Hodgson.
Memorials may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (https://www.lls.org).
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