Mr. Vernard “Gene” Eugene Oswalt

March 23, 1935 - December 21, 2020
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Vance Brooks Funeral Home - PC
3738 Hwy 431 North / 280 West
Phenix City, AL 36867
Tuesday 12/22, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Vance Brooks Funeral Home - PC
3738 Hwy 431 North / 280 West
Phenix City, AL 36867
Wednesday 12/23, 1:00 pm
Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery
Wednesday 12/23, 2:30 pm

After a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s and in the comfort of his own home, surrounded by his family and faithful companion, “Deuce”, “Gene” Oswalt, 85, of Phenix City, Alabama passed away peacefully on December 21,2020. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Wednesday December 23, 2020 at 1:00pm EST at Vance BrooksContinue Reading

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Bill Blau left a message on December 28, 2021:
It's quite early morning December 28, 2021 and quite be accident while surfing around I once again came to view Coach Oswalt's obituary, and for the first time viewed the warm loving video above. Yes, this video depicts an aging fellow and his family, but the video is not exactly define The Coach Gene Oswalt I knew. See, my affection and admiration started at the original Phenix City Boys Club when Gene was still in Auburn. The fellow I came to respect was a Coach, a Mentor, a perfectionist, a teacher, a leader, a young man who truly cared for the wellbeing of PC youth, a man of the highest character, and a fellow who displayed all I just mentioned by example. Coach Oswalt demonstrated by his daily interactions this expectation and we kids who cared to notice never wanted to disappoint Coach. Coach Oswalt gave a lot of himself when such was not required. He earned the love & respect of us boys. Yes, the video is nice. However, I see a much deeper coach, a young man who cared and expected to see improvement. I tried to give this fellow all of my best. It was the least I could do. See, I cherish the time I was in his care. It was a good time. It was a time to learn, it was a time to listen, to simply observe, to imitate , to overcome his challenges, & to achieve. The Family of Gene & Brenda Oswalt experienced the very best...Bill Blau, CHS '66, Boys Club Bears '59 & '60, Auburn '70
greg glass left a message on December 23, 2020:
My most sincere sympathies to Brenda, Kathryn,Chance and the family. A great man has moved on and we have lost a pillar that we often leaned on for leadership and direction. One of the most inspirational individuals that I have ever known. Team Earth has lost a great player. I am sure that we will meet again early in the morning on the other side. So glad our life paths crossed, I am a better person because of it
Jack Hinnen left a message on December 23, 2020:
Cheryl and I are with you. The coming of the Christ-child is for Gene! Who, while absent from the body is present with the Lord in ways we cannot fully understand. One thing I do understand is the love y'all shared. I can't wait to hear great stories about him and pray God will find you in your time of need.
Karen Lewis left a message on December 22, 2020:
Well done they good and faithful servant . You fought the fight now go rest high . Love and prayers to Brenda and family. Karen and Randy Lewis
Vance Brooks left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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