Gene Stringfellow

Published 10:35 am Friday, September 30, 2011

Name: Gene Stringfellow


Age: 39

Occupation: Store manager at AutoZone

Spouse’s name: Yarnell

Children’s names and ages: Cody, 19; Savannah 15; Nelson, 12; Lucas, 2

If I could change my name, I’d make it: Geno

Pet I’d like to own: German Sheppard

People say I look like: Mario

Favorite movie of all time: “Convoy”

TV show I never miss: “Lizard Lick Towing”

The secret to happiness is: Honesty

I wish I knew how to: Keep my wife out of Wal-Mart

Song I’d love to sing karaoke to: Anything country

If I had to eat only three foods for the rest of my life, they’d be: Meatloaf, enchiladas and my wife’s rice

Three words that best describe me: Honest, kind and sincere

Book currently on my nightstand: None. If I read in bed, I will be asleep after one page

My proudest achievement: Retiring from the Navy

My most humbling moment: Making chief in the Navy in 2005.

My most recent trip: Florida in 2010

My life won’t be complete until: I see all my kids are successful

My friends think I’m: Cool to hang around

I really lose my cool when: People lie or steal from me

Favorite college sports team: Carolina Tarheels, basketball

Favorite pro sports team: NASCAR – Jeff Gordon

Favorite color: Blue

What’s the best life lesson you’ve learned, and who taught you? Be as honest as you can be, and help others when you can. My parents

What’s the best decision you’ve made in life: Joining the Navy at age 18

Which local charitable or non-profit organization do you wish more people would support: Hearing-impaired children

What gives you the blues: Seeing my children in pain

What’s your best childhood memory: A trip to California