Morrell, Gene Allen

Morrell, Gene Allen 2Gene Allen Morrell, 75 of Indian Valley, went to be with Jesus on Friday, August 12, 2022. He is preceded in death by his parents, R.W. & Nellie Morrell.

He was a graduate of East Tennessee State University, with Bachelor’s degrees in history and journalism, and a Master’s degree in history. He was a Vietnam War Veteran and served with the 25th Infantry Division. He retired from the Army Reserve at the rank of Major after 21 years of service. He was the author of “Heroes Among Us: World War II Veterans of Montgomery County and Radford, Virginia.” He was a journalist, with more than 30 years of experience as reporter and editor with the News Messenger and Southwest Times.

He was a devoted Husband, Dad and Gda who loved and continuously spoiled his family.

He is survived by his wife, Mozelle Duncan Morrell; daughter & son-in-law, Angela M. & Rocky Huff; granddaughter, Jana Huff and fiancé, Guy Smith; grandson, Shane Huff, all of Indian Valley; sisters, Mary Morrell and Charlotte M. Roe of Piney Flats, Tennessee; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Brenda D. & Allen Cox of Radford, and Nadean D. Jarels of Christianburg; nieces and nephews, Jackie Ferguson, Tim Roe, Matthew Hensley, Cassie Hensley, Dustin Roe, Melissa Werner, Lynn Reed, Kayla Piediscalzo, and Jameson Jarels.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 in the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Rocky Huff and Timmy Dulaney officiating. Interment will follow in the Phillips-Kessler (Indian Creek) Cemetery with Military Rites by the Army National Guard. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.