Gene Moran, 71, died Sunday, November 14, 2021, with family and friends by his side at Huntsville Health Hospice Care, in Huntsville, Alabama. Gene was born June 22, 1950, in St. Joseph, Minnesota to Archie and Alvina Moran. After high school, and only 17, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he deployed twice to Vietnam as a transportation specialist. Gene retired in 1988 as an Army recruiter in Dayton, Ohio, after more than 20 years of service. Gene’s military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, numerous Army Commendation Medals, and the Army Achievement Medal. Following his military career, Gene attended college at the University of Phoenix in Tucson, Arizona, where he graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Encouraged by his wife, Jan, he applied for a position with Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). In 1989, at the age of 39, Gene was selected as a GS-5 contracting intern with the Department of Army. During his 25-year civil service career, Gene would work for DLA, the Department of Navy, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and the Department of Army. Gene would also deploy for 17 months to Iraq, as a defense contractor. In 2011, Gene and his wife, would move to Redstone Arsenal where Gene worked at Army Contracting Command. Gene retired in 2016 as a GS-14 procurement analyst. In his free time Gene gave freely of his skills by helping neighbors and friends with projects. He also relished working in his garage, whether woodworking or restoring an antique car, working at his lake house in Tennessee, and exploring the U.S. with his wife in their RV. Gene was also very fond of his time with the Huntsville chapter of the Antique Car Club of America, and had great memories of the friends he met while attending rallies and coordinating local car shows. Gene is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jan; a younger brother, Michael (Mary); three nephews, Alec Moran (Taylor), Garrett Moran (currently deployed overseas with U.S. Army), and Scott Zellner (Carla); a niece, Dawn Marie Jones (Scott); a great-nephew, Logan Moran; and his sister-in-law, Marlene Zellner. A visitation will be held at Legacy Chapel, in Madison, Alabama from 12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. with the funeral service following at 1:00 P.M. Burial is planned at the Chattanooga National Cemetery at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Wounded Warriors Foundation.