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“he was a great guy and a really close friend especially during the time of the Club Petite.....Leigh Ann Haskins-Austin ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Leigh Ann Austin - Cape May, NJ

“Sharon and Sandy,I fondly remember your dad as always being a Gentleman in the truest sense of the word, and he was as classy a guy as they come. I...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“Uncle Gene you will forever hold a special place in my heart. I have so many memories of you. Mostly revolving around meals. You were either...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Laurie McGregor Foster - CA

“Gloria, Ginger, Charlie, Sandy, Francis, Kris, Kerry & Family. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. What a classy Gentleman Gene was! ...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Susan E. Jackson - Brownwood, TX

“I remember Gene bringing us kids a giant basket full of Easter goodies for Easter. I also remembe staying with his sweet mother during a UT football...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Liz Jackson - TX

“Thank you for the great times and the wounderful memories of Club Caravan and the unique "Villa Capri." Truly, those were the days ...which you...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“What a wonderful & dear friend Gene has been to our family for many years! His love of life & vigor will always be remembered! We are at peace...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Rita & Sandy Senter - austin, TX

“Eugene Palmer ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

Eugene Theron McGregor passed away on Sept. 5, 2011, at the age of 88. Born in Corpus Christi, Texas, he was a graduate of the Texas Military Institute and served in the Army's 29th Evacuation Hospital in the South Pacific during World War II. After the war, he brought a little Las Vegas to Austin as the manager of the Club Caravan at the Villa Capri Hotel. He made a successful career as a builder and apartment owner, becoming president of the Austin Apartment Association. A championship gin rummy player, he was lucky at cards and lucky at life.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria; his daughter, Sharon McGregor Gamblin; his son, Eugene T. McGregor II; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 North Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas, 78705.