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Eugene Widener – October Volunteer of the Month

Posted on October 2, 2020

Meet Eugene Widener, a dedicated volunteer being honored as volunteer of the month for October. Gene has been volunteering for six years. Learn more about him below.

Gene Widener getting October Volunteer of the Month.

What area(s) do you volunteer? JBC Gift Shop for various tasks

Why did you choose to volunteer at Morristown-Hamblen? I wanted to work with my wife. I also enjoy helping others and talking to people.

Where are you from? I have lived in Maryville and Knoxville but Morristown has been my home since my high school days.

What is a random fact or talent about yourself? I enjoy helping others and also enjoy the golf course although my golf game is not very good right now.

What is your favorite food? My favorite meal would be cornbread, pinto beans, fried potatoes, and cole slaw.

If you could have dinner with anyone, alive or dead, who would it be and why? It would be my dad. He has influenced my life in so many ways.

What is your favorite TV show or movie? My favorites show would be Blue Bloods and reruns of Law and Order.

What is your greatest accomplishment? My greatest accomplishment would be marrying my wife and our son, Lee.

Would you choose a free trip or money? I would choose a free trip to New York City during baseball season. I have always loved the New York Yankees.

What is your favorite childhood memory? Christmas was always special. One Christmas, my grandfather got me up about 1:00am. He had his glasses off and couldn’t see. He thought it was time to get up. Santa (my mom and dad) had just gotten into bed. Needless to say, we were rushed back to bed. 

We hope you enjoyed getting to know our volunteer of the month. If you are interested in volunteering at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System like Gene, please visit

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