Denzil “Gene” Chumbley, age 77, of Russell Springs, KY., passed away on Monday August 3, 2015 at Russell County Hospital.

He was born on February 5, 1938 in Pulaski Co., KY to the late Frank and Delia Stargel Chumbley. He enjoyed horses and working on small engines.

Denzil was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Delia Chumbley, three brothers, Albert, Elva, and Elza, two sisters, Ruby Flanagan and Faye Bray, and one grandchild, Roy Chumbley Jr.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Burton Chumbley of whom he married on November 15, 1960 in Adiar Co., KY; three sons, Roy (and Teresa) of Russell Co., KY; Daniel (and Jill) of Russell Co., KY; and Steven Michael (and Megan) Chumbley of Russell Co., KY; one daughter, Linda Stapp of Russell Springs, KY; one sister, Oneda Corner of Russell Springs, KY; eight grandchildren, Robby Stapp, Tabitha Stapp Jones, Cody Chumbley, Bethany and Nikki Wethington, Cindy Chumbley, Chris Chumbley, and Dustin Bradley, and seven great-grandchildren, King (KT) Jones, Madison Jones, Nikki Stapp, Kendra Stapp, Alexis Wilson, Leland Christopher Chumbley, and Westin Bradley. He is also survived by his best friend, his dog, Peanut.

Visitation will be held on Saturday August 8, 2015 after 9am “Central Time” in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.

Funeral Service will be held on Saturday August 8, 2015 at 2pm “Central Time” in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Carter Stewart officiating.

In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.