Visitation at Funeral Home
Obituary of Torrance Raymond Gensel
Torrance R. Gensel, age 88 of Sweet Valley, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at home.
He was born in Larksville on August 15, 1930, and was the son of the late Arthur and Harriet Gensel.
Terry was a graduate of Dallas High School. He was a lace weaver for many years before working at Offset Paperback Manufacturers, from which he retired. Terry was a member of the George M. Dallas Lodge No. 531, F & A.M for over 50 years and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Dallas. He was in the Naval reserves for 15 years. Terry was an avid hunter, fisher and loved his garden. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by daughter, Nicole and grandson, Austin.
Terry is survived by his wife of 48 years, Frances Yahara Gensel; daughter, Cindy Eckrote; son, Terry and his wife Barbara; grandchildren, Clay , Violet and Toby Gensel, as well as Brandi Chopka and her husband Benjamin; great-granddaughter, Launa Chopka.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 11:00 am from the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home, Inc., corners of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek, with Rev. Raymond D. Purdy, Jr. of the Living Word Baptist Church, officiating.
Visitation will be from 6:00 - 8:00 PM on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Interment will be in the Lateer Cemetery, Sweet Valley.