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MOODY, Mr. D. EdAge 92 of Franklin, TN, went to be with the Lord, January 23, 2013. Second Lieutenant veteran of the U. S. Army during World War II from 1942-1946. He received battlefield commission in the Philippines, Served in the mainland of Japan for five months. He received numerous awards including the Bronze Star and several liberation medals. During the war, he saved his money and came to Franklin with his brother, the late Tom Moody, to start Moody's Tire Store. Member of First Baptist Church, now known as The People's Church since 1948; served as usher for over 30 years; served as Deacon and is Elder Emeritus; served as Sunday School Superintendent; Chairman of Trustees and served on the church's Growth Task Force. Member of Franklin Noon Rotary Club since 1952; recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow; involved with Franklin Rotary Rodeo since 1954; served as Club President in 1959 and perfect attendance with Rotary for 60 years. Former Board of Director with Williamson County Chamber of Commerce, Trustee for Williamson County Hospital, Baptist Hospital, Baptist Healing Trust; Board member of the former Harpeth National Bank and Franklin National Bank; board member of the Boys and Girls Club. He received the Distinguished Citizen Award from Williamson Christian College. Devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend to many that knew and loved him. Survived by: wife of 65 years, Eileen Mayberry Moody; daughters, Patsy (Robert) Gower & Rebecca (Neill) Little; grandchildren, Ross (Kate) Gower, Kate (Benjamin) Bentley, Anna Lynn (James) Whitfield & Daniel (Allison) Little; great grandchildren, Jack & Grant Gower & Leah & Elise Whitfield; brother, Jack (Claudinia) Moody of Chapmansboro, TN; sister, Connie (Frank) Mayo of Nashville, TN; several nieces & nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 2013 at The People's Church, Dr. Rick White officiating. Interment Williamson Memorial Gardens. Active Pallbearers, Ross Gower, Daniel Little, James Whitfield, Benjamin Bentley, Mike Moody, Steve Moody, Jim Moody & Byron Carson. Honorary Pallbearers, Retired & present employees of Moody's Tire Co., Franklin Noon Rotary Club, Dr. Joe Willoughby, Roy Barker and Luke Boyd's Sunday School Class. Memorials may be made to The People's Church or Belmont University Moody Endowed Scholarship, 1900 Belmont Blvd. Nashville, TN 37212. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Friday and two hours prior to the service on Saturday at The People's Church, 828 Murfreesboro Rd. Franklin, TN 37064. WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, (615) 794-2289. williamsonmemoral.com
Williamson Memorial Funeral Home & Gardens
3009 Columbia Avenue
Franklin, TN 37064
Published in The Tennessean on Jan. 25, 2013