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EUGENE GORDON MOODY,passed away at home in Vero Beach,Florida on April 8, 2014. He was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1925. After serving in the US Army during WW II in Japan, he was married to Lois McAllister in Oak Park, Illinois. They were married for 53 years and raised three children. Lois predeceased him in 2003 and they are survived by their daughters Martha Moody Glassmeyer and Janet Moore of Vero Beach and Patricia Moody of Raleigh, North Carolina, and two grandchildren Andrew Gordon McCullagh and Porter Ellen Moore. Gene graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. He was a lifelong Michigan fan where he lettered in Track and Field every year and graduated with academic honors. He earned a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Michigan in 1949. He served as City Manager of Freemont, Michigan and of Bloomington, Illinois. In 1964 he was elected President of the Illinois City Managers Association. He was an active member of his community having been President of the Rotary Club of Bloomington, Elder in his church and referee of high school basketball and baseball games. The family moved to the St. Louis Area where he was Executive Director of the St. Louis, Missouri- Illinois Council of Government for ten years. The Moodys spent their retirement years in Hendersonville, North Carolina. After his wife's passing, Gene moved to Vero Beach to be closer to family. He volunteered at the local hospital, was a member of the First United Methodist Church and participated as a Range Rider for the Florida City and County Management Association. Gene was a stellar husband, father and human being. He traveled widely, read voraciously, and was unfaillingly respectful of everyone he encountered. He contributed greatly to the progress and public life of every community he lived in. He is missed by his grateful family. There will be a private celebration of his life. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the First United Methodist Church, 1750 20th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960 or the
. Arrangements are entrusted to Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory, Vero Beach. A guest book is available at www.strunkfuneralhome.com
Published in the TC Palm on Apr. 10, 2014