S. Gene Huey of Opelika was born in Ranburne, Alabama to the late Jeff and Myrtis Huey on April 15, 1934 and passed at East Alabama Medical Center on Aug. 3, 2020. He was 86 years old.

He worked for McGowan Construction for more than 40 years and M & M Trucking for five years.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Morelle Taylor Huey; daughter, Betty Sheppard; grandson, Eric Champion.

He is survived by his son, Jeff (Lora) Huey of Grass Valley, California; daughters, Linda (Mike) Ledbetter of Auburn and Sarah (David) Vann of Lowndesboro, Alabama; son-in-law, Roy Sheppard of Opelika; 10 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren, as well as his loving Hardee’s breakfast family.

Visitation will be held Aug. 6, 2020 in the Parlor at Frederick-Dean Funeral Home from 1 to 2 p.m.

Funeral service was held in the Chapel at Frederick-Dean Funeral Home Aug. 6, 2020 at 2 p.m. with Reverend Jarrod Horne officiating. Interment followed at Garden Hills Cemetery.

Gene’s most fulfilling job was taking care of the love of his life for 6 years leading up to her passing.