Ora Eugene Knisley, 83, of Bainbridge, passed away Friday, June 4, 2021 at Adena of Greenfield.

He was born Nov. 7, 1937, in Ross County.

Gene worked for U.S. Shoe for 25 years, he logged and he was also a fence builder.

On March 4, 1961, he married Janie (Mullikin) Knisley, who passed away Sept. 6, 2018.

Gene is survived by two daughters, Athena Swift and Ladonia Burns; two sons, Danny and Kenton Knisley; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren; sister, Loraine Fredrick; and many nieces, nephews and friends, including Karen Gallaugher.

In addition to his wife, Gene was preceded in death by his son Jeffrey; a sister; and four brothers.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 1 p.m. at the Smith-Moore-Ebright Funeral Home of Bainbridge with Rev. Jeff Adams officiating. Burial will follow in the Bainbridge Cemetery. Friends may visit with Gene’s family from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Those who wish to sign Gene’s online register may do so at www.ebrightfuneralhome.com.