Danny Gene Moody, age 74, of Loogootee, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2019, at his home surrounded by family.
He was born on 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 one 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.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Wanda, of Loogootee; children, Danny Moody, Jr. and daughter-in-law Pam, of Bedford; Susan Moody, of Mosheim, Tennessee; Pamela Moody, of Johnson City, Tennessee; Amy Grafton and son-in-law Andrew, of Loogootee; and granddaughter, Abigail Moody, of Nashville, Tennessee; eight grandchildren, David, Timothy, Kyle, Kody, Micah, Alyssa, Brittany, and Jean-Claude; 15 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; and his brothers, Maurice and Gale Moody, and Dale Moody, in infancy.
Masonic Services will be conducted at the American Patriot Lodge #750, at 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.
The Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center, in Mitchell, assisted the family with arrangements.