Ernest Eugene Geaslin was a successful business owner and traveled the world with well-known stage scenery companies, and his own company, Dallas Stage Scenery. He was a devoted husband, brother, uncle, and friend. All who knew him called him "Gene". Gene was born in Van Horn, Texas on November 12, 1934, and went to be with our Lord on March 18, 2023.
Gene graduated from high school and immediately began using his talents working for others with building wood projects. He was at his best with designing and building theatrical sets. He initially traveled the world with the American Ballet and Buick building the stage sets for both. He was proud to progress in his career to owning his own company, Dallas Stage Scenery. Gene built the first stage set for the Dallas Opera. Dallas Stage Scenery continues to build stage sets for the Opera to this day. His business was well known by many in the Dallas area and those in the Opera and the show industry. Gene's respect and pride in his work carried over to his company resulting in great success. He had approximately 65 years in the stage scenery business. Cecil Hale Geaslin began working at Dallas Stage Scenery and became his wife in 1980. They had no children together but had many nieces and nephews.
Gene was his happiest in Alto, NM. He loved his community and excitedly awaited the first of May to travel to his summer home. He was a man of many talents and shared them with his Texas neighbors as well as his NM neighbors.
Retirement did not stop Gene from building projects. He was always available for helping others in Alto. He offered to help with many woodworking projects in the community. His talents were admired by all that he assisted.
Gene was a pacesetter and Icon for his family, friends, and those in show business. His family recognizes what a Great Man he was in his lifetime. He will always be remembered as an "Icon" in the family. Gene was dedicated to his trade and paid attention to every detail in his work, he was extremely successful. He will be greatly missed by All his family.
Gene was preceded in death by his wife, Cecile Hale Geaslin; siblings, Margaret Geaslin Zimmerman; Ray Geaslin; and Kay Bisland; and nephew, Boyd Noel, and nephew, Travis Glenn McDaniel; niece, Chris Noel Sisson; and niece, Jean Bisland.
Gene is survived by his nephew, Billy Noel and his wife, Mimi Noel and their children, Nathan Noel and his children, Liam and Sophia; niece, Betsy Broberg and her husband, Ron Broberg and their children, Morgan and Ella; nephew, Nick Noel and his wife, Cass Noel and their child, Jordan, nephew, Blake and his wife, Jenny and their children, Sienna, Nora, Bram, and Emme. In addition, his nephew, Glenn Geaslin; nephew Lance Sisson and his wife Cillia Sisson and their children, Hunter, and Logan; nephew, Eddie Bisland and his wife Rhonda Bisland and their children, Trenton and Shane; niece, Leslie Sisson; niece, Lydia McDaniel and husband, Gary McDaniel, and their children, Brandy, Kenzie, Kayla, and Johnny. In addition, many Great, Great Nephews and Nieces.
Family and friends are welcome to attend Visitation on Thursday, March 30, 2023 at Huckabee-Tomlinson Funeral Chapel 100 Tomlinson Lane, Seven Points, TX from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Funeral service will be held directly after the viewing at 2:00 p.m., with Graveside to follow at King Cemetery in Seven Points, TX.