Marvin "Gene" Eugene Williamson

April 15, 1936 - November 19, 2023

Marvin Eugene (Gene) Williamson, 87, of Troutville, passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2023.  He was born in Roanoke, Virginia on April 15, 1936 and lived most of his life in the Troutville area.He is preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Martha Horne Williamson.  He is also preceded in death by his parents Aaron and Dorothy Williamson, sister, Frances Molter; brothers: Joseph Williamson and Kenneth Williamson.Gene held several jobs in his lifetime including Lone Star Cement, Blue Ridge Transfer, and Pilot Trucking before becoming co-owner of Progress Construction.  Later he owned and operated Dome Excavating until his retirement.After his wife retired, they enjoyed several years of traveling and spending time with family.  Gene also enjoyed gathering with his buddies for coffee at the Hardees in Troutville until his health no longer allowed him to do so.  He was baptized at and a member of Shepard's Chapel Ministry.He is survived by his daughters; Pamela Williamson, Rita Wright, Sheree Bishop and her husband Alan; grandchildren; Tony Wright and wife Summer, and Ashley Bishop; great-grandchildren: Autumn Wright and Winter Wright; sisters: Linda Haymaker, Peggy Haynes, and Doris Shukla; brothers: Richard Williamson and Aaron Williamson, Jr.; and many nieces, nephews and in-laws. A graveside service honoring Gene's life will be 3:00 pm Saturday, November 25 at Mill Creek Cemetery, 11475 Lee Highway Fincastle. The family will receive friends 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm before the graveside service at Rader Funeral Home, 630 Roanoke Road Daleville.Online condolences may be made to Gene's family at