Edward Eugene "Gene" Fatheree, 87, of Cottonwood, died July 7 in Sedona.
He was born May 8, 1920, in Dewey to Eugene "Pete" and Minnie (Cook) Fatheree.
Gene was a veteran of the U.S. Navy; he was also a retired heavy equipment operator.
Gene is survived by his wife, Lily E. Fatheree of Cottonwood; step-daughter, Carol Quasula of Cottonwood; sister, Barbara Edwards of Duncan; and one step-grandson.
A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, July 12, 1 p.m., at the Mountain View United Methodist Church in Cottonwood. Interment will occur that same morning at 9 a.m. in Prescott at the Mountain View Cemetery.
An online guestbook is available at www.westcottfuneralhome.com