Obituary: Danny Gene Moody

April 2, 1945 – July 28, 2019

Danny Gene Moody, 74, Loogootee, passed away Sunday, July 28, at his home surrounded by family.

He was born April 2, 1945, to Garnet and Elva (Gordon) Moody in Anderson, Indiana.

He married the love of his life, Wanda (Marshall) Moody on December 12, 1964, and she survives. God blessed them with five children, as well as a granddaughter to raise.

Danny graduated from Bedford High school in 1963. He then joined the Indiana National Guard and served active duty from 1963 to 1969. He enjoyed a career in skilled trades at GM in Bedford. He retired in 2001 and was able to devote more time to his favorite hobby, gunsmithing. He was an avid sportsman and skilled hunter. He loved spending time in the woods, out fishing, going to races, or on the shooting range with his family and friends.

He was a Master Mason for 44 years and belonged to the American Patriot Lodge #750 in Oolitic.

Danny accepted Jesus as his Savior on March 9, 1980, at East Oolitic Baptist church, where he was later ordained as a minister. His greatest accomplishment and passion in life was studying God’s Word and sharing the good news of the gospel with others. He gave all the glory to God for allowing him to touch lives and introduce many people to Jesus.

Danny is survived by his wife of 54 years, Wanda of Loogootee; and children: Danny Moody Jr. and daughter-in-law Pam of Bedford; Susan Moody of Mosheim, TN; Pamela Moody of Johnson City, TN; Amy Grafton and son-in-law Andrew of Loogootee; and granddaughter Abigail Moody of Nashville, TN. ; eight grandchildren, David, Timothy, Kyle, Kody, Micah, Alyssa, Brittany, and Jean-Claude; fifteen great-grandchildren and two on the way; sisters-in-law Sonnie Moody of Bedford and Jeannie Moody of Mitchell; many nieces and nephews; and his faithful canine companion, Mugsey.

He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Kim Gearlds, grandson Sheldon Gearlds, granddaughter Amanda Grafton, his brothers Maurice and Gale Moody, and Dale Moody in infancy.

The family would like to acknowledge Tony Holt, FNP; Jonathan Cropp, FNP and staff Carla, Donna, and Retha; and the Heart-to-Heart Hospice team for taking such good care of Danny. Your care and compassion had a great impact on his life.

A service of Masonic Rite will be conducted at the American Patriot Lodge #750,103 Hoosier Avenue, in Oolitic on Friday, August 9th at 7 p.m., with a dinner preceding at 6 p.m. Family and friends are welcome to attend. Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell is assisting the family with arrangements.

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