Eugene A. Olsen, age 60 of Galivants Ferry, SC passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Thursday April 21, 2022.
Gene was born in Brooklyn NY to Manfred and Eleanor Olsen (Butt). He moved to New Fairfield CT which is where he and his brother David grew up.
Gene and his wife Alma met at an early age and after only 14 days were married and would have celebrated their 41 Anniversary May 2nd of this year. Together they had 4 daughters Jessica, Christine (deceased), Samantha, and Rebecca. Also 7 grandchildren Britney, Natalie, Jessalyn, Brehanne, Jax, Christopher and JJ.
Gene was the owner of Eastern Automotive Service since 1992 and was an avid classic car and motorcycle enthusiast. He spent many years racing motocross in the upstate New York area and raced mini stocks at Myrtle Beach Speedway. Gene loved nothing more than taking his 1970 Mach 1 to car shows or riding his motorcycles.
Gene was a member of the Ball Pond Volunteer Fire Department for many years. He also became a Master Mason after he joined MB Masonic Lodge #353. He also enjoyed belonging to the Gold Wing Road Riders Association (GWRRA).
Gene had a love for all animals especially his dogs and the many other animals he and his wife had on their little farm. Always kind hearted to them all.
Gene will always be remembered as a loving husband by his wife, best dad and Pop Pop to his kids and grandchildren. A great friend to all who knew him. Always willing to share his knowledge of motorcycles and cars with many younger guys needing advice and wanting to learn. Always willing to help a friend in need. Gene had the ability to make all who knew him feel as though they were his best friend. He will certainly be missed by many.
The family invites all who knew him to celebrate his life with them in a Memorial Service Friday April 29, 2022 from 6-8pm at Lewis Crematory and Funeral Services.
In lieu of cut flowers for the service the family requests friends to join in helping the family build a memorial garden at their home by donating gift cards to Home Depot, Lowes, or Walmart where the family can purchase plants, bushes or trees to build a lasting garden. Visitors can bring such items to the service for the family to use for this purpose if they so wish.
Mr. Olsen is entrusted to the care of Kelvin F. Lewis, Funeral Director, and Lewis Crematory and Funeral Services of Myrtle Beach, SC.
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