Gene Gallimore, 88

Otho Eugene “Gene” Gallimore, 88, a resident near Big Lake, died at 3:50 a.m., Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Columbia City.He was born Sept. 20, 1925, in Mendon, Ohio, a son of the late Edwin S. and Alice (Metz) Gallimore. Surviving include two daughters, a stepdaughter, three stepsons, 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by son, Brent Eugene Gallimore, five brothers and four sisters.An informal funeral service will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. The visitation will be from 3 p.m. until the service Friday at the funeral home.Memorial may be made to Final Expenses c/o Smith and Sons Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com.