Eugene Wesley “Gene” Ralston, 74, Joplin, Missouri, passed away Saturday, August 6, 2022, at his home. He was born on June 14, 1948, in Carthage, Missouri, the son of Lester and Evelyn (Lown) Ralston. Gene attended Carthage Schools growing up, after finishing school went to worked as an over the road truck driver. He married Judi Brooks, to this union two children were born; they later divorced. He was a member of the Blendville Christian Church of Joplin, Missouri. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing golf, playing pool, and bowling.