Gene E. Wolfe, 84


November 11, 1935 ~ May 10, 2020

SURF CITY — Gene Edward Wolfe, age 84, formerly of Mount Olive, died peacefully Sunday night at his home. He was born in Wayne County to the late June Elmer Wolfe Sr. and Lela Ophelia Miller and husband of the late Sue Scott Lowe Wolfe. He was also preceded in death by his twin brother, June E. Wolfe Jr. Gene was the retired co-owner of Lowe’s Home and Auto Supply Company Inc. in Mount Olive and also retired from Smith Hardware Inc. He was a member of Smith Chapel United Methodist Church and a Veteran of the U.S. Army.

A graveside service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Wayne Memorial Park with Pastor Sammy Boone officiating. Family members will greet friends at the graveside following the service.

Gene is survived by his daughters, Allene Wolfe Batchelor and husband Mark, Susan Wolfe Brown and husband Chris; his sister-in-law, Dorothy Wolfe; his grandchildren, Tyler Batchelor and wife Heather, Rachel Sartip and Alex Sartip; and his great-grandchildren, Ben Batchelor and Ava Batchelor.

Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home is serving the Wolfe family and online condolences may be directed to


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