MOODY - Robert Allen Born on July 29, 1943 in Buffalo, NY to Charles Moody Sr. and Eva Lucille Moody. Robert attended Buffalo Public School #75 and Burgard Vocational High School. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1961 and was part of the 501st Airborne Infantry. Robert was honorably discharged in September 24, 1963. He worked as a welder and retired from Ironworkers Local 6. Robert was an active member of the 82nd Airborne Division Chapter. Robert was united in marriage with Dorothy Mae Williams on August 7, 1965. He fathered three children, Renee, Robin and Jason. Robert loved his family and friends, was a disciplinarian and an avid believer in "tough love". He was an excellent story teller and often joked about "adding yeast" to his stories. Robert enjoyed fishing, reading war books and going to the Casino. He was a lover of "good music"; some of his favorite songs were Chicago's "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" and "Saturday in the Park", Elton John's "Benny and the Jets", Hugh Masekela's "Grazing in the Grass" and his all-time favorite artist was Wes Montgomery. Robert A. Moody passed on July 3, 2014 at home surrounded by his family. He donated his body to the University of Buffalo as an Anatomical Gift. Robert leaves to cherish his memories his children Renee D. Sims, Robin L. (Wayne) Moody-Loggans and Jason (Sharon) Reeves; his sisters Elsie Smith, Bertha Moody, Shirley Davidson and Cheryl Jordan; grandsons Kevin E. Bailey, Jr., Robert A. Bailey, Richard A. Sims and Jaron and Jacob Reeves; granddaughter Nadia S. Loggans; great-grandson Ky'mani O. Bailey; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy, his parents, and his siblings Harvey, Melvin, Charles, Donald, Kenneth, David, Tyrone, Ollie Mae and Lucille. To honor Robert's wishes there will be no Funeral or Memorial Services. He wished to be remembered as he was and we have plenty of wonderful memories. With love his family. Arrangements by THOMAS T. EDWARDS FUNERAL HOME, INC.
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Published in the Buffalo News on July 13, 2014