Gene Graham Moody
Gene Graham Moody
  • November 16, 1939 - January 1, 2018
  • Altamonte Spring, Florida

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Gene Graham Moody, 78, a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend, died Jan. 1, 2018, following a battle with cancer.

He is survived by his spouse of 56 years, Mary Rose Lee Moody; three daughters, Sabrina (Bruce) Callahan, Suzanne (David) Chambers, and Teresa (Steven) Paradis; one son, Howard Moody (John Lewis); seven grandchildren, Andrew Chambers, Tabitha (Nathan) Graves, Nick Paradis, Jason Paradis, Chrisiana Callahan, Stephanie Callahan and Harrison Moody Lewis.

Gene was born Nov. 16, 1939, in Glennville, Ga. He graduated from Groveland High School in 1958, and entered the U.S. Navy in August that same year. He served as a radioman third-class on the destroyer U.S.S. Manley until Dec. 7, 1962, then the Reserves until his honorable discharge on Aug. 20, 1964.

During his military service, he married his high school sweetheart, Rose Young, on March 17, 1961. In 2017, Gene and Rose celebrated 56 years of marriage. Gene was a member of the Harrell Road Church of Christ. After the military, Gene worked for several Publix stores advancing to produce manager. He retired from the Hollieanna Publix after 34 years of service with the Central Florida company.

A viewing will be held from 5 to 8 pm Friday, Jan. 5, at the Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, 90 Weathersfield Ave., Altamonte Springs, FL 32714, across from Best Buy on State Road 436.

A funeral service is planned for Saturday, Jan. 6 at noon at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens, 3329 E. Semoran Blvd., Apopka.