OBITUARY

Frederick Emil "Fred" Moody Jr.

29 October, 19462 July, 2021
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Frederick Emil “Fred” Moody, Jr. was born on October 29, 1946 in Marietta, Georgia and died on July 2, 2021 following a brief hospital stay. Fred was 74 years old.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 10:30 am at Centenary United Methodist Church, 1290 College Street, Macon, GA. The family will greet friends immediately following the service in the Round Room at the church. Beth Dunwody and Reverend Sara Pugh Montgomery will officiate. Fred Moody was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend who possessed both wit and wisdom. He was, in the words of his son, “a really good guy.” Fred’s goodness was not always apparent, and his humility never required acclaim. He was a man who devoted endless hours to visiting sick friends at their bedside, anonymously providing help for those in need, and tirelessly serving friends, family, and strangers. To those who knew and love him, there was never a task too great or an order too tall to ask “Granddaddy” to help. And to strangers -- whether it be the person standing in the rain for whom he kept a supply of umbrellas, or the person whose grocery cart he offered to return in the parking lot – his generosity was subtle but always present. Fred was a man whose actions spoke louder than his words, and he lived by example. Sober for 36 years, he was also a mentor for many in the recovery community.

Fred was a graduate of Mercer University and worked for 42 years for Georgia Power Company as an engineer until his retirement in 2009. He had many colorful stories about working, side by side with his co-workers, amid torrential storms on 24-hour-call in order to preserve power for those of us nestled safely in our homes.

And when it came time to retire, Fred fully embraced “river life” with his family, especially his sons and his five grandchildren. His appreciation for nature and its creatures grew exponentially over time, evolving from a passion for hunting into a fascination with and desire to care for the hummingbirds and many other creatures that inhabited his home by the river. Fred offered an endless supply of treats and attention to his “granddogs,” the neighbors’ dogs, stray cats, and any other animals that might wander into his path. Fred is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Gerry Green Moody; his two sons, Eric Moody (Rebecca) of Smarr, and Hugh Tyler Moody (Tiffani) of Atlanta; and five grandchildren: Sadie Moody of Atlanta; PFC Hugh Moody, stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma; and Elliott Moody, Tess Moody and Ben Moody, all of Atlanta. Fred was an only child and was predeceased by his parents, Fredrick Emil Moody, Sr. and Omajean Jordan Moody. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Fred can be made to Centenary United Methodist Church, where he served faithfully in many leadership roles over the years. Visit www.snowsmacon.com to express tributes. Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Bass Road, has charge of arrangements.

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  • Fred is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Gerry Green Moody; his two sons, Eric Moody (Rebecca) of Smarr, and Hugh Tyler Moody (Tiffani) of Atlanta; and five grandchildren: Sadie Moody of Atlanta; PFC Hugh Moody, stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma; and Elliott Moody, Tess Moody and Ben Moody, all of Atlanta. Fred was an only child and was predeceased by his parents, Fredrick Emil Moody, Sr. and Omajean Jordan Moody.
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  • Centenary United Methodist Church

Services

  • A Celebration of Life

    Thursday, 8 July , 2021

  • Visitation - Following the Service

    Thursday, 8 July , 2021

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Bennette Kramer

8 July 2021

The satisfaction and pleasure Fred had for Gerry, his sons, daughters in law, and grandchildren was always obvious and endearing. He was a man wealthy in the things that matter most. He was generous, kind, loving and engaging. He will be greatly missed. My prayers are with you.
With love.

Pam Lowe Preston

6 July 2021

Fred was a great guy and I am sure will be missed by all the people who knew and treasured his views!
Gerry I was so sorry to hear of his passing and I know what a wonderful and rich life you two shared together! I remember when you met and fell in love! It was immediate and a rare blessing for you both.
I am away and can not be there for the service but please know my thoughts are with you as you go thru this transition. Love, Pam

Robin Yorke

6 July 2021

Geri, I'm so sorry to hear about Fred's death. I haven't seen you in many years, but hope you are doing ok under the circumstances. I married a guy from my past. One I have known since I was 12 years old. He lives in New York, and his wife of 49 years passed away from cancer. He came to valdostato visit old friends and for some reason called and asked me for dinner date. We dated three years long distance, just got married in May and we will live November to May in valdosta and may to November here in New York. My prayers are for you and the kids and grandkids.

Elaine Fortson

6 July 2021

I am sorry to hear about Fred. I worked with him at Georgia Power. He was a great person and will be missed by many. He always had a smile and a kind greeting. Prayers for the family.

Richard Pennington

5 July 2021

Gerry, Kendall and I are most heart broken over the news of Fred's passing. From the little time we knew him, we felt the love he poured out to all he came to know. I call it an honor to have gotten the chance to met him. Our deepest heart felt condolences go out to you and the family. You are in our prayers during this time of grief and mourning.

Cliff Sawley

4 July 2021

Fred was a great mentor for me. He always had time to share his knowledge of engineering and life! I will cherish the times we spent together. Kim and I will be in Montana visiting our son and daughter in law this week and will be unable to attend service. Please know you are in our prayers!

Brandi Sellers

3 July 2021

Im so sorry i love yall so much . Love brandi i will never forget you

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Biography

Frederick Emil “Fred” Moody, Jr. was born on October 29, 1946 in Marietta, Georgia and died on July 2, 2021 following a brief hospital stay. Fred was 74 years old.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 10:30 am at Centenary United Methodist Church, 1290 College Street, Macon, GA. The family will greet friends immediately following the service in the Round Room at the church. Beth Dunwody and Reverend Sara Pugh Montgomery will officiate.

Fred Moody was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend who possessed both wit and wisdom. He was, in the words of his son, “a really good guy.” Fred’s goodness was not always apparent, and his humility never required acclaim. He was a man who devoted endless hours to visiting sick friends at their bedside, anonymously providing help for those in need, and tirelessly serving friends, family, and strangers. To those who knew and love him, there was never a task too great or an order too tall to ask “Granddaddy” to help. And to strangers -- whether it be the person standing in the rain for whom he kept a supply of umbrellas, or the person whose grocery cart he offered to return in the parking lot – his generosity was subtle but always present. Fred was a man whose actions spoke louder than his words, and he lived by example. Sober for 36 years, he was also a mentor for many in the recovery community.

Fred was a graduate of Mercer University and worked for 42 years for Georgia Power Company as an engineer until his retirement in 2009. He had many colorful stories about working, side by side with his co-workers, amid torrential storms on 24-hour-call in order to preserve power for those of us nestled safely in our homes.

And when it came time to retire, Fred fully embraced “river life” with his family, especially his sons and his five grandchildren. His appreciation for nature and its creatures grew exponentially over time, evolving from a passion for hunting into a fascination with and desire to care for the hummingbirds and many other creatures that inhabited his home by the river. Fred offered an endless supply of treats and attention to his “granddogs,” the neighbors’ dogs, stray cats, and any other animals that might wander into his path.

Fred is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Gerry Green Moody; his two sons, Eric Moody (Rebecca) of Smarr, and Hugh Tyler Moody (Tiffani) of Atlanta; and five grandchildren: Sadie Moody of Atlanta; PFC Hugh Moody, stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma; and Elliott Moody, Tess Moody and Ben Moody, all of Atlanta. Fred was an only child and was predeceased by his parents, Fredrick Emil Moody, Sr. and Omajean Jordan Moody.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Fred can be made to Centenary United Methodist Church, where he served faithfully in many leadership roles over the years.

Visit www.snowsmacon.com to express tributes.
Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Bass Road, has charge of arrangements.