Columbus Gene Sauceman, 78 , of Orebank, passed away Sunday, July 24th at Greeneville Community Hospital East. He loved his family and church. He was a member and sunday school teacher of Whittenburg UM Church. He was a United States Army Veteran. He worked for Greene County Solid Waste as long as his health permitted. His world revolved around his grandchildren. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Anthony and Betsey Sauceman, grandchildren Kinslee, Tucker, and Mikah Sauceman, nephew Daniel Sauceman, great nephew Grayson Sauceman. special friends John and Mandy Morris and children Jake, Sam, and Isaac. He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Flora Sauceman, daughter Melissa Sauceman, brother Danny Sauceman and a infant brother. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8pm Friday at Jeffers Funeral and Cremation Service Downtown. The funeral service will be Saturday 10 am at Whittenburg UM Church with the burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Greene County Honor Guard will conduct military honors. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Whittenburg UM Cemetery Fund c/o Ann Tobie, 4713 Blue Springs Parkway, Greeneville, TN, 37743.