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Dennis Ray Moody Sr.

1948 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Dennis Ray Moody Sr. Obituary
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Dennis Ray Moody, Sr., 65, on Tuesday Feb 25, 2014 in Willits.
Dennis was born May 14, 1948 in Toledo, Oregon to George Paul and Patricia Jane (Ubell) Moody, both from Oregon. His family moved to Northern California when he was young and he attended schools in both Humboldt and Mendocino counties.
Dennis enlisted in the United States Army in 1968 where he served as a Sergeant, General Aircraft Mechanic, served overseas, and then went on to serve in the Reserves. He was recognized with a National Defense Service Medal Expert M-14 and was awarded recognition as an Army Specialist in his field. He received membership in the American Legion for outstanding service and loyalty to the United States of America for Honorable service in the United States Army.
Among many things, Dennis most recently was a truck driver for Rinehart Oil for the past 10 plus years, and was named Driver of the Year in 2007. Prior to that, he was a Millwright for McGehees setting up mills across the country and Canada. He was a welder, a mechanic owning his own shop, an aspiring pilot, and a hunter back in the day. Dennis loved the ocean, road trips, fishing, gardening, hanging out at the shop, and cars! He was also very excited about completing the restoration project of his 1969 El Camino.
Dennis was preceded in death by his first wife, Carolyn Tullos Moody in 1983, and his second wife Sharon Clatty Moody in 2011.
He is survived by his two sons, Ray Moody and his wife Tracy of Willits, Allen Moody and his wife Randi of Folsom, California; step-daughters Ramona Ranft and husband Mark of Willits, and Leanne Wehinger of Nice.. Also surviving are brothers; Butch and Richard Moody of Idaho, Tim Moody of Oregon, Bobby Moody of Nevada; and sisters Judy Byers and Linda Berteaux of California.
Dennis leaves numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
A celebration of Dennis Moody's life will be held Saturday March 8, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. at 300 Muir Mill Road in Willits, CA.
Published in Willits News from Mar. 7 to Apr. 6, 2014
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