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Danny Gene Moody, Sr.Passing: July 28, 2019


American Patriot Lodge No. 750

Masonic Rite

Friday, August 9th @ 7:00 p.m.


American Patriot Lodge No. 750

Friday, August 9th Dinner at 6:00 p.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

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 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. Also surviving are 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 7:00 p.m., with a dinner preceding at 6:00 p.m. Family and friends are welcome to attend.

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9 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Mark & Lani Vasick | http://Port Charlotte, FLoyr thought
    Date: August 3, 2019
    Our prayers are with your entire family.
  2. Guest: Thomas Stevens | http://Oolitic, IN, 47451
    Date: August 2, 2019
    Loved being around him. We always had a good time even if the fish went bitting. He always had a wealth of funny stories. I'm really going to miss him. God bless him
  3. Guest: Connie Bolton | http://Bedford IN
    Date: August 1, 2019
    In 1958 my family moved next door to Elva and Garnet I was 4 years old and I remember how Danny Sr loved to tease me. One day he told me I could catch a honey bee if I kept my hands cupped I wouldn’t get stung, yes I tried it! Ouch!
  4. Guest: Gary E Moody | http://Mitchell, In.
    Date: August 1, 2019
    Uncle Danny I will miss you with all my Heart. You taught me so much in life, and made me laugh till my sides hurt. So proud to be a part of this GREAT family. I LOVE YOU ALL !!!!...
  5. Guest: Mike and Lisa Moody | http://Pierce City, Missouri he was
    Date: August 1, 2019
    He was a great man and will be missed.
  6. Guest: Jonathon day | http://Loogootee Indiana
    Date: July 31, 2019
    Going to miss the smile.. the talks and the call to ask if I could help get deer out field.. or the help to go find lost deer..
  7. Guest: Otto Ray | http://Bloomington
    Date: July 31, 2019
    Danny was a great guy. I always enjoyed our conversations and knew by his actions, not just his words, that he was a Follower of Christ.
  8. Guest: Susan Moody | http://Mosheim, Tennessee
    Date: July 31, 2019
    I got to spend 3 wonderful days with Daddy a few weekend before. I thank God for those precious moments we got to share! I love you Daddy ❤
  9. Guest: Joyce M. Jeffries | http://Bedford IN
    Date: July 31, 2019
    I went to school with Danny at Oolitic for grades 1-5, then he moved away. In the early 1990's I saw him in the grocery store and he didn't recognize me, but I told him who I was and he remembered me. We had a good conversation. I was sorry to hear of his passing and will keep his family in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.