Gene Pursifull, 79, of Licking passed away on April 22, 2021 at his home. Gene was born on August 3, 1941 in Licking, MO, the son of Viola Pursifull. Gene enjoyed riding four wheelers, going to the lake cabin, fishing, and hunting. He worked as a truck driver his whole life. Gene is survived by his daughters, Theresa Lucas, Laura Lane, and Brenda Spaulding; 10 grandchildren, Timothy Lucas, Tricia Kelley, Jesse Lucas, Joshua Lucas, Victoria Lane, Abigail Spaulding, Emma Spaulding, Alec Spaulding, Evan Spaulding, and Aaron Spaulding; and six great grandchildren, Austin Rampley, Nathaniel Lucas, Joseph Lucas, Adelyn Kelley, Cameron Kelley, and Reagan Montgomery. He is preceded in death by his daughters, Sara Ann Pursifull and Mary Ellen Pursifull; brother, Jerry Lee Pursifull; and sister, Paulette Crider.