Aycock-Riverside Funeral and Cremation Center

1112 Military Trail, Jupiter, FL


James C. Moody

August 2, 1951September 15, 2019

James Cliff ‘Buck’ Moody went to be with the Lord on September 15th, 2019. Buck was born on August 2, 1951 and lived his entire life in Palm Beach County.

He graduated from Forest Hill High School and proudly served in the U.S. Navy. In 1973 Buck married Dede, the love of his life. He worked his entire career at Belvedere Contracting. Buck’s faith in the Lord was evident in all he did. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and loved playing his banjo.

Buck’s greatest joys were found in the time he spent with his family. He is survived by his wife, Dede Moody; a son, Danny Moody (Carrie); a daughter, Angie Smith (Micah); 7 grandchildren, Avery and Emily Moody; Chloe, Noah, Asher, Anna, and Cole ‘Blue’ Smith.


  • Visitation Thursday, September 19, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 19, 2019
  • Committal Service following Funeral Service Thursday, September 19, 2019


James C. Moody

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Scott Hearing

September 23, 2019

We are so so saddened by your loss, just heard the news tonight from Dave Craddock. Forgive us for missing the service. May your family find peace in knowing Buck is safely in heaven enjoying the beauty, peace and joy on streets paved with gold. May God wrap his arms around your entire family.
Scott & Marilyn Hearing

Aunt Judy Dellerba

September 22, 2019

l don't have words to say . I love you all so very much. I pray for God's Peace for you and I know He is guiding you each and every day.
I love you
Aunt Judy

Steve Alexander

September 20, 2019

Buck started out as a customer of mine. In time, we became really good friends. He was truly an exceptional person. I will never forget him.

Chuck Adams

September 20, 2019

We are so saddened by the loss of our cousin and friend, Buck. He was a special person, who loved his family and his Lord. We absolutely know that he is in heaven, with his friends and family who went before him. DeDe, Danny, Angie, and all the precious grandchildren, you are in our prayers.

Sincerely, Chuck, Vicki and Family

Reanea Hunter

September 19, 2019

In our Fretmentor Bluegrass Class, Buck’s attitude towards playing and truly enjoying the experience was inspiring to me. In some ways, just seeing his approach kept me going and kept my spirits up, as I struggled learning from scratch. I will always be grateful for his leading example. In surfing we have a saying, “the best surfer is the one having the most fun!” I feel that when it came to bluegrass, that was Buck. He will always remain in our hearts as we play our instruments.

David Jakubiak

September 18, 2019

Buck .. you will always be in our hearts.


Fretmentor's Bluegrass Class

David Jakubiak

September 18, 2019

Buck has been a dear friend and dedicated banjo student of mine for many many years. It was through our love of music that Buck formed a bond with not only me but with many of our friends in my Wednesday night bluegrass class. So many memories come to mind of the times we all shared together.

I especially was touched to see Buck play his banjo with four of his grandchildren. Buck passed on his love of music to his grandchildren and lead the way towards further developing their own musical skills. He has passed the torch on to these children to carry on in his footsteps.

Wednesday nights will never be the same without Buck but I know he will be with all of us in spirit. He will always be part of our circle.

Kelly (Lichty) Jackson

September 18, 2019

DeeDee & family.. my heart aches for you all. Buck was someone I admired and loved. I was the youngest of the cousins but have fond memories as a kid visiting what I called Disney in Jupiter! He was quite a fisherman and one of our last conversations was how he passed that along to his kids and grandkids! The love for Jesus and his family was his priority. I know you are walking streets of Gold with our Heavenly Father. Hug my boys Buck!

Jack and Elaine Haugan

September 18, 2019

Elaine: Having grown up with Buck as one of "the cousins" in the Moody family, and tromping through the nursery on Belvedere, playing in the muck piles and being scolded by our Granddaddy and Buck's dad, I truly have lifelong memories of Buck that cannot all be captured here. We grew closer in the past couple of years, after my brother, Ken, died; to the point he felt comfortable confiding in me as a sister in Christ. Our talks always gave me a sense of security in Jesus, for him and for all of us who believe. Though he was very private, like his dad, he was a remarkable man who knew and worshipped Jesus and who loved his wife, children and grandkids beyond measure. I will miss him terribly.

Jack: I have fond memories of working with Buck, and then of our amazing hunting trip to Thomasville, Ga. Buck always made room for me in the family and I appreciated his honesty as well as his passion for family. Our connection through music gave us an even stronger bond. I'll cherish those times.

Jonathan Zuchowski

September 17, 2019

I have been Buck and DeDe grandchildren’s (Chloe, Noah, Asher, Anna) swim coach for the past several years. Buck always took the time to ask me how the team was doing and thank me for investing in his grandchildren. Buck was a good friend over the past few years as we both dealt with our illness. I will
always remember Buck as a man who put God first and his family a close second. I will miss our talks.

With Love,
The Zuchowski family & Flood Aquatics family