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Eugene (Gene) C. Bosworth

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Eugene (Gene) C. Bosworth was born on November 13, 1935 in New Orleans, LA to Frederick Arthur and Anna Iris Landry Bosworth. The majority of his childhood was spent in Thibodaux, LA. At the age of 17 Gene enlisted in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War. He spent his 18th birthday in Korea. Gene also served four years in the U.S. Air Force.

Gene went to work for Twenty Grand Marine Service as a cook on offshore tugs in 1962 and worked his way up to Port Engineer for the Venice Area. Twenty Grand merged with Tidewater in 1968, and Gene met his future wife the same year, the former Lois Mier, who also worked for Twenty Grand/Tidewater Marine. They shared 54 years together. During his enlistments and while employed with Tidewater, Gene enjoyed traveling abroad. Korea, Japan, Saudi Arabia, South America, Trinidad, and Cairo, Egypt to name a few of the places he worked and lived.

Gene was an active supporter of the Boy Scouts of America and president of the Patterson Athletic Booster Club for three consecutive years. In addition, Gene was a Life Member of VFW, American Legion, and Marine Corps League. He served as State Chaplain for Marine Corps League and in the local detachment he was Commandant and Vice Commandant. He was awarded the State Marine of the Year and The Marine of the Year and Devil Dog of the Year on the local level. Gene was a devout member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church.

In addition to his wife, Lois, his memory is cherished by Christopher W. Bosworth, wife Kara, sons J. Tyler and Seth of Nagadoches, TX, daughter Elizabeth of Oxford, MS, and Christopher W. Bosworth II, wife Valerie, daughters Alexis and Layla, and son Mason of Youngsville, LA. He is also survived by a brother George Bosworth, wife Ellen, of Friendswood, TX, and sisters Mary Grace Moore of Houma, La. and Joan Pitre, husband Earl, of Baton Rouge, LA., brother-in-law Michael Mier, wife Honorine, of Youngsville, LA and sister-in-law Barbara Bosworth of Huntsville, TX.

He is preceded in death by his parents Frederick and Anna Iris Bosworth, Stepmother Evelyn Bosworth, brothers Frederick, Leonard, Hobart, Charles and Gerald Bosworth, father and mother-in-law Joseph and Evelyn Mier, brothers and sisters-in-law Mary Ann and Helen Bosworth, Joseph and Louise Mier, and William Mier.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Twin City Funeral Home with visitation on Monday, Sept. 5 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm at Twin City Funeral Home and visitation will continue on Tuesday, Sept. 6 from 9:00am to 11:00am at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, Bayou Vista. Mass officiated by Father Thainese and Father Cremaldi will begin at 11:00am. Gene will be laid to rest in Morgan City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers it is requested that donations be made to Marine Corps League Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1383, Morgan City, LA 70380 or St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 1112 Saturn Road, Morgan City, LA 70380.

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