Eugene Claude Ipox - age: 80
(December 13, 1942 to January 15, 2023 )
Resident of Exete, California
Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at the Exeter District Cemetery at 10:00 a.m.
Gene Ipox was born on December 13, 1943 in Purcell OK to Claude and Birdie (Owens) Ipox. He passed away on January 15, 2023 at his home in Exeter CA at the age of 80. Gene married Shirley Rowland Faulkner on February 13, 1972 and blended their families. Music played a big part in his life. He had his own band, Gene Ipox and the Country Sounds from the late 1960’s to 1980. The bank was very popular and played all over the valley. Gene grew up working with his father, Claude Ipox in the grain harvesting and trucking business. This is where he became very good with his hands and became a very good mechanic. He was a mechanic by trade, but in 1975 went into the business with his father in the grain business. They formed a partnership and called it Ipox and Son. As the years went on, there were fewer acres of grain, so he sold the business in 1990. Soon after selling, he went to work as a driver for Dunns Sand and retired from there in 2008. Shortly after retiring, he found out he had lung cancer. Following surgery to remove part of his right lung, he recovered cancer free. Gene was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Shirley Ipox and one sister Linda Didieu. He is survived by his sons, Ron (Salley) Faulkner, Dewayne (Lori) Faulkner, Eugene Ipox Jr, Michael Ipox, daughters Brenda (John) Moler, Tammy (Billy) Peel, and Debbie Ipox. He is survived by his 21 Grandchildren. 35 Great Grandchildren and 5 Great Great Grandchildren. Graveside Services will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 10:00 AM at the Exeter District Cemetery.