Eugene W. McCall, 59 of Englewood, died March 1.
Born May 7, 1951, in El Paso, Texas. McCall traveled the world as an Army brat and chose Englewood to call home for the past 20 years.
Conservator, sculptor, artist, furniture designer, McCall did it all impeccably.
Eugene W. McCall, 59
Loving, gentle and brilliant, he was always ready to lend a hand or share his knowledge with others. McCall was the eternal optimist and a connoisseur of life. Aside from his family, he loved his art and the art of others and was committed to helping the Arts Alliance of Lemon Bay.
He was community minded and was president of the Old Englewood Village Association for a year helping promote and better Englewood. He received an award for most improved property on Dearborn Street.
McCall also taught carving classes at Ringling School of Art and he held private seminars teaching gold leafing and other restorers' art techniques.
He is survived by his wife, Sandie, and his children: daughter Kate McCall Bunton, son Taylor McCall, mother Verna McCall Gibble, and brother, Barry McCall and family.
In lieu of flowers donations to Arts Alliance of Lemon Bay for the Gene McCall Artistic Scholarship Fund would be greatly appreciated.
Memorial services will be held at Englewood United Methodist Church in the Doan Chapel from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday with services at 4 p.m.
A reception immediately following service will be held at the Arts Alliance of Lemon Bay, 477 West Dearborn St. at 5 p.m.
Lemon Bay Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements. You may express your condolences to the family at lemonbayfh.com.