Born January 10, 1938, in Middletown, MD, he was the son of the late Grayson Ellsworth Haupt and Maxine Elizabeth (Jones) Haupt.
He was a graduate of Hagerstown High School and a veteran of the US Army.
Gene was employed with Grand Union in early years and later retired from Barnhart’s Grocery. He was a member of the Funkstown American Legion Post 211.
Gene was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying both hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Janet M. (Davis) Haupt, of Big Pool; daughter, Terri Long (Brian) of Hagerstown; son, Kevin Haupt (Amber) of Hagerstown; 3 sisters, Sondra Davis, Carletta Griffith, and Pamela Davis (Robert); 4 grandchildren, Courtney, Kelsey, Ian, and Zachary;and a great-granddaughter, Ellie Rose.
In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Brenda and Donna; and a very special grandmother, Pauline Jones.
There will be no viewing or visitation.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, June 11, 2021, at 2 pm at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, 17636 W. Washington Street, Hagerstown, MD.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfhinc.com.
Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home, Inc. is honored to serve the family.