Gene Criswell entered into rest on April 28, 2013 in Odessa, Texas. Gene was born on September 5, 1948 in Brownfield, Tx. Loving husband, son, father, and friend is survived by his wife of 21 years Mary Elizabeth Criswell of Del Rio, Tx; son Derrick Gene & Marissa Toon of Shallowater, Tx; son James Criswell of Del Rio, Tx; mother Joyce Mantooth of Odessa, Tx, and sister Tony Clark of Lubbock, Tx along with numerous aunts, nieces, and nephews.
Gene currently served his community as a Val Verde County Volunteer Firefighter selflessly since 1998. In 1973 he served the city of Del Rio as a volunteer for the Del Rio Fire Department and along with his services as a firefighter he served as a volunteer Chairman Supervisor for the local Border Federal Credit Union.
In March of 2008 after 37 Years he retired from Verizon as a Senior Switch Tech.
Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 5:00pm to 8:00pm, Val Verde County Fire Station on Cienegas Road.