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In Memory of

William Wayne Moran

February 27, 1961 - November 26, 2016

Obituary


Chief Aviation Administrator William "Bill" Wayne Moran passed away Saturday, November 26th at the age of 55. Bill fought with tenacity for two months on life support following a surgery, before succumbing to a bacterial infection. Bill was born in Excelsior Springs, Missouri and raised by mother Sandra K. Wyman Miller and Donald W. Miller. During his childhood he lived in Germany and El Paso, TX, before returning to his home town where he graduated from West High School. Playing basketball and guitar were his notable hobbies as a young man.

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Chief Aviation Administrator William "Bill" Wayne Moran passed away Saturday, November 26th at the age of 55. Bill fought with tenacity for two months on life support following a surgery, before succumbing to a bacterial infection. Bill was born in Excelsior Springs, Missouri and raised by mother Sandra K. Wyman Miller and Donald W. Miller. During his childhood he lived in Germany and El Paso, TX, before returning to his home town where he graduated from West High School. Playing basketball and guitar were his notable hobbies as a young man.

Bill enlisted with the United States Navy in September of 1981 and served his country until his retirement in September of 2001. By his retirement, Bill achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer (E7) and had served on ten different aircraft carriers, the last of which was the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). He served as the maintenance chief on the millennium cruise from January 7th to July 3rd, 2000. Aside from a tour in Japan, Bill spent the majority of his Naval career stationed in Southern California. Amongst his career awards is the Navy Commendation Medal and the Navy Achievement Medal. Following retirement, he and his wife Julie (also retired Navy) began civilian careers in San Antonio, TX. Prior to his death, Bill was a licensed realtor in the state of Texas and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars organization.

An avid sports fan, rarely did Bill miss out on watching his Kansas City Chiefs or his San Antonio Spurs with his beloved dog, Sarge. His sports were best paired with Bud Light, good tex-mex and banter with friends and fans of rival teams on social media. Known for his sense of humor and big heart, he will be greatly missed by the friends and family he left too soon.

Bill was preceded in death by grandparents, Clyde W. and Velma L. Wyman and Jesse Hinds all of Excelsior Springs. Bill leaves behind his beloved wife, Julie, in San Antonio, TX; Kristina (daughter) and Danny Eller, Prescott Valley, AZ; Tyler (son) and Ashley Moran, Monument, CO; stepchildren, LTJG Charles Cahoon III, Chelsea Cahoon; grandchildren Reese and Camden Moran; Landon and Dylan Eller. Bill will be missed by siblings Loretta (sister) and Kendall Cobb, Liberty, MO; James (brother) and Pauline Moran, Houston, TX.

A memorial will be held on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 at noon at Sunset Funeral Home on Austin Highway, San Antonio, TX. Following the memorial, his ashes will be interned with military honors at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, TX.