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“Joe and Family, Great trip to Death Valley and God bless you. The Kleists ”
1 of 39 | Posted by: Bob and Barbara Kleist - CA

“A great man of God, always full of life & wisdom, my prayers go with the family, our loss is heavens gain. ”
2 of 39 | Posted by: Roger Johnson - Lebanon, OH

“Although I did not know Gene for nearly as long as I would have liked, the times I spent with him at C12 events (training times & conferences)...Read More »
3 of 39 | Posted by: David True - Grants Pass,, OR

“The first testimony that I ever heard as a new believer was Gene's testimony at a meeting in Dallas, TX in 1986. I considered Gene the prototype...Read More »
4 of 39 | Posted by: Rex M. Whitton III - Southlake, TX

“Gene was a great man of God and a blessing to all who walked this earthly path with him. It was my priviledge to work for Gene during what we...Read More »
5 of 39 | Posted by: Classie Scott - Granbury, TX

“Gene was one of my very best friends for many years and a true brother in The Lord Jesus....I will miss him; however, I will see him again soon.... ...Read More »
6 of 39 | Posted by: Si Rickman - AR

“Joe Beverly - You and Gene - Thank you for coming into my life. I prayed that God would send real Christians into my life. It was you and Gene. You...Read More »
7 of 39 | Posted by: Bonnie Pinson - Anderson Township, OH

“Thank you Gene for your great witness and encouragement! From your C12 friends in Detroit. ”
8 of 39 | Posted by: Roger Norberg - Detroit, MI

“My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to Joe Beverly and the Ellerbee Family. We were deeply saddened to hear of Gene's passing yet know that he is now...Read More »
9 of 39 | Posted by: Ronny Svenhard - Oakland, CA

“My love and condolences to Joe Beverly and the Ellerbee Family. It was a distinct privilege, honor and extreme blessing to have had the opportunity...Read More »
10 of 39 | Posted by: Dian Scott - CA - Friend

“Our condolences to Jo and family. We will never forget out time in Israel in 1981. He will be greatly missed. IN HIM, Pastor Ron Campbell and Flo. ”
11 of 39 | Posted by: Ron Campbell - Cape Coral, FL

“Dear Jo and family. I just learned the news of Gene's homegoing a few minutes ago from the Snapp's (of our FCA years together). My heart goes out to...Read More »
12 of 39 | Posted by: Carole McCutcheon - Orlando, FL

“Gene was the sweetest of men, even as a child. His laugh and smile resound in my ears as I think of him and the way he quietly did his own thing...Read More »
13 of 39 | Posted by: Dale Hill - Houston, TX

“My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to Jo Beverly and Gene's entire family. What a special gift God gave you when He gave you Gene. He was always...Read More »
14 of 39 | Posted by: Clifton Jansky Christian Country Singer - TX

“To Joe & Family: Our deepest symphathy to you and your family. He will surely be missed. ”
15 of 39 | Posted by: Habor Ridge Women's Club - CA

“Joe Beverly and daughters, What a guy! I will be grateful to Gene eternally, {literally} for the key role he played....along with Bob Marriott and Dr...Read More »
16 of 39 | Posted by: Dr. Gary A. Sallquist - OH

“To Joe Beverly and the Ellerbee family. I had the privilege of working with Gene 30-years ago, and although our paths crossed infrequently thereafter...Read More »
17 of 39 | Posted by: Bill Troxell - Orchid, FL

“To Joe and all the family, our heartfelt condolences at this difficult time. We know your strong faith will see you through. My memories of Gene go...Read More »
18 of 39 | Posted by: Marvin and Eva Womack - Austin, TX

“I knew someday that, if I lived long enough, I would be reaching out to either Gene or Bob Ellerbee. I am the little sister of Boni and Rusty...Read More »
19 of 39 | Posted by: RinDee Neuendorff Tyson - TX

“Wally and Judy Friedman send our love to the whole Ellerbee family. It was our pleasure and priviledge to know Joe and Gene for many years and to...Read More »
20 of 39 | Posted by: wally and Judy friedman - CA

“Joe Beverly and family... Heaven has just welcomed another wonderful and shining jewel to his eternal reward. Gene freely gave of himself for the...Read More »
21 of 39 | Posted by: Blake Morris

“I was just notified of Gene's homegoing! I'm sure that Heaven stood at attention when Gene got home! Gene served on my ministry board when I first...Read More »
22 of 39 | Posted by: Ronn Jones - Waynesville, OH

“Gene came into my life in 2007, just after I lost my son to ALS. He became a great friend and mentor. I consider it a privilege to have known,...Read More »
23 of 39 | Posted by: Don Busby - Austin, TX - friend

“Gene will always be remembered by us at FGBMFI. God Bless, Clifford & Ada Eng ”
24 of 39 | Posted by: Ada & Clifford Eng - Cincinnati, OH

“Dear Ellerbee Family - I was so blessed to have worked directly for Gene for 10 years as his secretary at P&G from '78-'88. He was such a dynamic...Read More »
25 of 39 | Posted by: Carol Amato - Cincinnati, OH

“Dear Family, Words cannot describe the saddness we feel for you and the joy we feel for Gene. A P&G executive once cautioned him that his witness...Read More »
26 of 39 | Posted by: Steve and Carol Helterbridle - OH

“My sincere and deepest sympathy to the entire Ellerbee family during their time of grief. I will remember Mr. Ellerbee as a good and caring person...Read More »
27 of 39 | Posted by: Fred Buop - Anderson Township, OH

“My heartfelt sympathy to the Ellerbee family. Gene was a warrior both for P&G and for Jesus Christ. For those of us privileged to work along...Read More »
28 of 39 | Posted by: David Waters - Chapel Hill, NC

“I have known Gene for over 45 years and worked along side him throughout his distinguished career with P&G. Gene's flawless character, his...Read More »
29 of 39 | Posted by: Lou Pritchett - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

“I had the pleasure to work with and for Gene during his very successful career at Procter and Gamble. He touched so many of us in a positive way...Read More »
30 of 39 | Posted by: Bob Keehn - Cincinnati, OH

“Ellerbee Family- I cannot begin to tell you how much Gene's love and dedication to the Lord impacted my husband and helped grow him spriritually....Read More »
31 of 39 | Posted by: Ellen Orr - Coppell, TX

“What a gentle giant! Gene was a godly man of wisdom, kindnes, and understanding as he walked among the CFL staff - his love and knowledge will...Read More »
32 of 39 | Posted by: Donna Morris - Grand Prairie, TX

“Just thought last week about Gene and Joe Beverly. Remember serving on the transportation team in Philadelphia and going to the airport to pick them...Read More »
33 of 39 | Posted by: Roberta Edwards - Arlington, TX

“Dear Ellerbees, My heart goes out to you all. I have great admiration for Gene. I only knew him from a few brief interactions at church but I was...Read More »
34 of 39 | Posted by: Bud McClure - Tustin, CA

“Elaine and I were shocked and saddened to learn of Gene's death. It's been 30 years since he and I worked at P&G and shared the same neighborhood...Read More »
35 of 39 | Posted by: tom sullivan - cape cod, MA

“Ellerbee Family, Your father/husband is a major blessing in my life. He encouraged (gently pushed) me into my first Weekend of Champions at DFW in...Read More »
36 of 39 | Posted by: Alan Orr - Coppell, TX, TX

“Joe Beverly, It was a true honor to work along side Gene in the many spreading years of CFL. He showed us how to increase our tents. I was glad to...Read More »
37 of 39 | Posted by: Steve Luce - Knoxville, TN

“Gene was my leader at the Bill Glass Prison Ministry for many years. He helped to grow the Ministry and bring light to the least of these. He was a...Read More »
38 of 39 | Posted by: Dick Abernathy - Plano, TX

“To all his beloved family and friends, my family and I would like to extend our deepest sympathies. May the Lord be a comfort to you during this time. ”
39 of 39 | Posted by: Alysia Jennings and family - CA


Our dearest Gene M. Ellerbee, age 70, was called home by our Heavenly Father on June 14, 2010. He leaves behind his wife of 48 years, Joe Beverly, daughters and their spouses, Lisa and George Wierwille, Cathy and Bart Lipton, Cindy and Kip Williams, Jacqi and Rick Williams, Jennifer and Chip Owen, along with 15 grandchildren.

Gene was born April 4, 1940 in Santa Fe, New Mexico to Denson and Betty Ellerbee. Gene had a daughter, Christine and two brothers, Denson and Donald who are with the Lord. He is survived by his youngest brother, Robert Ellerbee of San Antonio. Gene graduated from Alamo Heights High School in 1958. He attended Colorado University on football scholarship. He remained an enthusiastic fan of the “Buffs”. He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He served on the board of the Colorado University Foundation.

Gene married Joe Beverly Houston on June 15, 1962, in San Antonio. He then embarked on his 30 year career with Procter and Gamble. This brought Gene and Joe to many cities where the developed lifelong friends and enjoyed many adventures. They eventually ended up in Cincinnati, Ohio where they raised their five daughters.

Once Gene retired from Procter and Gamble, he began following what he believed was his true calling, to serve and minister for the Lord. He was a long time member of Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship and served as Vice President in Newport Beach, California. Gene also volunteered praying and visiting prison inmates. This led to another passion, prison ministry. Gene joined Bill Glass Prison Ministries in Dallas and served as President and COO.

Once Gene officially retired, he began his own business called C12. This is a ministry that counsels and advises Presidents and CEO’s of companies. He operated out of Austin, Texas.

Gene will always be known as a loving husband, father, friend and mentor. We will remember his sense of humor and silliness, his love of the outdoors and especially fly fishing. We know he is fishing a Dream Stream in Heaven. Most of all we remember Gene as a man who lived for the Lord, led many to the Lord and was a proud servant of the Lord.

We will miss you Dad!

A celebration of Gene’s life will take place at 1:00 on June 26, 2010 at Weed Corley Fish. 411 Ranch Road 620 South, Lakeway, Texas 78734. Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Hospice Austin, 4107 Spicewood Springs Rd. Ste.100 Austin, TX 78759, or the charity of your choice.