Gene Graff, 66, of Owensboro passed away on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at Hermitage Care & Rehabilitation Center. Gene was born July 29, 1953, in Dayton, KY to the late Robert Graff and Violet Warr Graff. He was a retired mechanic from Pinkerton Tobacco Company. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. He enjoyed collecting Pin Balls, was a mustang enthusiast, loved his pets, and gardening. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his unborn child; grandchildren, Lincoln Xavier and Benz Bentley; a brother, Bobby Graff. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Sheila Faye Payne Graff; a daughter, Chelsea (Miguel) Baize; grandchildren, Lilly and Cali Baize; one sister Patricia (Jim) Beaven; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be at 10 am Tuesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with Fr. Pat Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday from 11 am to 7 pm at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory and on Tuesday from 9 am until time of service at the church. Prayers will be said at 6 pm Monday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to March of Dimes, Greater KY Chapter, 4802 Sherburn Lane, #103 Louisville, KY 40507. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Graff Share your messages of condolence with the family of Gene Graff at

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  1. Have many memories with Gene and pinball travels. Warm thoughts and prayers for you and your family in this time of loss.

    Harold and Charlotte Massey
    Parrish Florida

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