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Roy Moody

• Jan 11, 2020 at 11:40 AM

Roy Moody died on Dec. 8, 2019, at his home in Church Hill, Tenn. He was born on Jan. 9, 1943, in Glenville, NC.

Roy was the son of the late Lewis Milford Moody Sr. and the late Ruby Stewart Moody.

He was a field electrical engineer with Fluor Daniels and Bechtel Construction and worked and lived all across the country and touched so many lives from coast to coast. He was a constant jokester even cracking jokes about his passing right up to the end. He never met an enemy. His love of his family was only behind the love of his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. As an avid musician, he wrote many country and gospel songs and could sing and play with the best of them. He served his country in the Air Force from 1961 to 1965.

He was preceded in death by his sister; Jonnie Campbell; brother and best friend, Lewis Milford Moody Jr.; and brothers;  Mike Kaney, Chris Kaney and Tim Kaney.

He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Darlene K. Moody; his children, Melanie Brown and Chris Moody of Greenville, S.C., Mike Moody and his wife Cindy of Sylacauga, Ala., Traci West and her husband Kevin of Blountville, Tenn., Tony Moody and his wife Melanie of Sylva, N.C., Greg Moody of Huron, Ohio, and Dena Kilgore and her husband Bryan of Alexandria, Va.; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; his sisters, Louise Evitte and her husband Lake of Greenville, S.C., Donna Necessary and her husband Chuck of Blountville, Tenn., Marilyn Mazza of Hermosa Beach, Calif., Bernadette Riess and her husband Walt of Placentia, Calif., and Angel Lynn and her husband Jerry of Graniteville, S.C.; brothers, Byron Culbertson and wife Dena of Pensacola, Fla., Gerald Kaney and his wife Maggie of Alexander City, Ala., Pat Kaney and his wife Sandy of Flowery Branch, GA, Matt Kaney and his wife Vivian of Johnson City, Tenn., and Mark Kaney of New Ellenton, S.C.; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and family; and his oldest and dearest friend since early childhood, Rev. Tommy Madden of Brevard, N.C.

The family will be celebrating his life on Jan. 18 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Church Hill VFW in Church Hill, Tenn., where he and Darlene were married.