William Leon Moody
January 18, 1937 – September 9, 2019
Mr. William Leon Moody, age 82 left his earthly life on September 9, 2019 at Wake Medical Center with his loving family by his side during his last days. Leon was born January 18, 1937 in Morgan’s Point, Texas the son of William (Bill) Putnam and Mae Dell (Malone) Moody. He is also preceded in death by his brother, Lonnie Ray Moody and a sister Linda Mae Groover and a best friend, Jerry Tyndall.
Leon served in the United States Air Force, worked for Brown and Root Marine Operators, Harris County Tax Office in Houston, Texas and was a long haul truck driver. He was a Mason (in Texas and North Carolina). He was a member of James B. Green Lodge 735 in Raleigh; the Houston Council No. 1, R. & S.M.; and the Washington Chapter 2, R.A.M. in Houston, Texas. In 2018, he received a 50 year pin from each organization honoring his 50 years of membership. He was also a member of the Ruthven Commandery No 2 Knights Templar in Houston. Leon was a loving husband, father and grandfather and was loved by many friends who knew him as a giving and hardworking man with a wonderful sense of humor. He would do anything to lend a hand to those who needed him. He was a true friend to all.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, September 13, 2019 at the Coats Community Church in Coats. He was survived by: His wife of 41 years, Wanda Stone Moody of the home. Sons: Leon Moody, Jr. (Melissa) and Bryan Moody (Sandy) of Houston, Texas; William Franklin Grimes (Darla) of Saint George, S.C. and Keith Wayne Grimes of Southport, NC; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Mother-in-Law: Iva Wood Stone of Coats, NC
The family will receive friends Friday afternoon from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Coats Community Church, one hour prior to the service.
The family would like to extend their thanks to the hospital staff, and the many friends and family who have shown love and support during this time of grief. Flowers are welcome or donations can be made to the American Lung Association, 55 West Wacker Dr., Suite 1150. Chicago. IL. 60601
- William "Bill" Putnam Moody, Father (deceased)
- Mae Dell Malone Moody, Mother (deceased)
- Wanda Stone Moody, Wife
- Leon Moody, Jr. and wife Melissa, Son
- Bryan Moody and wife Sandy, Son
- William Franklin Grimes and wife Darla, Son
- Keith Wayne Grimes, Son
- Lonnie Ray Moody, Brother (deceased)
- Linda Mae Groover, Sister (deceased)
- Iva Wood Stone, Mother-in-law
- Jerry Tyndall, Best Friend (deceased)
- Bruce Wood
- Eddie Wood
- Johnny Wiggins
- Brian Whittington
- Velton Stone
- Roy Stevens, Jr.
American Lung Association
55 West Wacker Drive Suite 1150 , Chicago, Illinois 60601
- Receiving Of Friends Friday, September 13, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, September 13, 2019
William Leon Moody
September 12, 2019
I first met Leon over 40 years ago and knew him to be a great friend with a sense of humor and always thoughtful of others. He was a great listener if you had a problem and would always try to help but never told you what you should do. He will be greatly missed. My love and sympathy to his family.
September 11, 2019
Please accept our deepest sympathy and condolences to the Moody family on the loss of Leon! He was a true friend and gentleman to all. His military service and support of Wanda during her service to our country was a testimonial to his love and character. He will live on in our hearts as we strive to emulate his life. Bette and Phil Kraus, 75th Division Veterans Association