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Submitted: 7/20/22 • Approved: 8/17/22 • Last Updated: 8/20/22 • R1440496-G1440495-S3
US Army Reserves
March 17, 1937 - July 8, 2021
Joy Don Lee Moody, 84, of Van Buren, went to his heavenly home and was reunited with his beloved wife of 61 years, Sandra Varie (Boyd) Moody, on Thursday, July 8, 2021 in a local hospital. He was a native of Danville.
He was born March 17, 1937 in Bluffton, Arkansas; the only son of the late Bill and Clara (Shinn) Moody.
He graduated from Fourche Valley High School.
He was a veteran of the Army Reserve and retired from Wayne Farms Poultry in Danville. He and Sandra retired to Van Buren to be closer to family. He began attending East Side Baptist Church with his daughter and son-in-law and came to love it as his own. He was an avid hunter and golfer.
He was preceded in death by his wife Sandra Boyd Moody; his parents Willie Ernest and Clara Estelle (Shinn) Moody.
Survivors include one son, Billy (Charlotte) Moody of Joplin, MO; one daughter, Sondra (Randy) Friend of Fort Smith; four grandchildren, Ky (Staci) Moody of Kansas City, KS, Abby (Nash) Hagen of Kailua, HI, Angelica (John) Ehrhardt of Columbia, MO and Nicholas Friend of Brunswick, GA; two great grandsons, Miles and Max Moody.
Visitation will be Wednesday, July 14 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren. Graveside funeral will be Thursday, July 15 at 10:00 a.m. at Gracelawn Cemetery in Van Buren under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.
April 27, 1937 - December 13, 2017
Sandra Varie Moody, 80 of Van Buren formally of Danville passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2017 in a local hospital.
She was born April 27, 1937 in Nevada, Missouri; her parents were Mary Reba Finamore Boyd and Everett Leon Boyd.
She was the oldest of four girls. Nancy Mahler of Kansas City, Kansas, Susie Hysom of Rich Hill, Missouri and Glenna Lashbrook of Kansas City, Missouri. She went to high school in Kansas City, Missouri and college at University of Central Arkansas in Conway. She was a dietician for Danville Public Schools and retired as cafeteria manager. She was a Baptist and belonged to North Park Baptist Van Buren. She married her husband of sixty-one years, Joy Don Moody on August 30, 1956. She was preceded in death by her parents.
They had two children, Billy Leon Moody and Sondra Lee Moody Friend, Billy and daughters- in-law Charlotte from Joplin, Missouri and Sondra and son-in-law Randy Friend from Fort Smith. One grandson Ky Gavin Moody and wife Staci from Kansas City, Missouri and one granddaughter Abby Nichole Moody from Fayetteville, Arkansas; two step grandchildren. She moved to Van Buren in 2001 to be closer to her kids she fought lung cancer and her love for her family kept her going she often said she was blessed to have family and friends like she has to know her was too love her, she will be missed. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral Services will be 10AM, Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Gracelawn Cemetery Arbor under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.
Photo courtesy of Frances Allen Titsworth
Contributed on 7/20/22 by Bill060
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