Thomas Eugene “Gene” Moody, son of Otis Leland and Stella (Short) Moody was born in Brier Creek, WV on October 31, 1943, and departed his earthly home after a courageous battle with Myelodysplastic Syndrome and AML on January 6, 2023. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one infant brother John and two brothers Jack and David Moody. He was proud of his service to his country, as a US Army veteran prior to his honorable discharge. Even more prouder than his service, he was most proud of his service as a coal miner for over 35 years. He served as a belt boss at Itman Coal Company followed by a long career as a Federal Mine Inspector with the United States Department of Labor. All who knew Gene knew he never encountered a stranger. He was always willing to start the conversation and offer a kind word to anyone willing to listen. No matter the situation, he was prepared with a word of wisdom and joke to make you laugh. And let’s not forget, he was always, always prepared to discuss politics. Gene was a long-time member of Clearfork Church of God where he served as a trustee. He enjoyed singing songs of praise and worshipping with his friends in fellowship. Gene is survived by his beloved wife of fifty-six years, Mary (Maggie) (Burks) Moody, daughter Michell (Missy) Richmond of Hurricane and daughter Crystal (Krysti) & son-in-law Mike Tolley of Parkersburg. Also left to cherish his memory is his special buddy - Snowball. Friends may visit the family Friday, January 13, 2023 from 11am until 1:00pm at Evans- Calfee Funeral Service, Pineville, WV. Funeral Service will immediately follow visitation at 1pm, with Rev. Hannibal Blankenship, Jr. officiating. Military Honors given by the Wyoming County Veterans Honor Guard.
The family would like to give special thanks to the Beckley VA Medical Center for the countless hours of care provided to Gene during his courageous battle. Also, special thanks to Hospice of Southern West Virginia for making Gene’s last weeks comfortable and dignified.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you either make a blood donation in Gene’s honor or donate to your local Hospice.