2017-12-20 / Obituaries

Ralph Moody

Retired

Ralph Darden Moody, 79, of Blakely, Ga., passed away Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017.

Mr. Moody was born May 29, 1938, in Blakely to the late Vernon Ralph Moody and Flora Thrash Moody Dupree. He was a retired Master Sergeant of the U.S. Air Force, serving the country for 22 years with part of that time being served during the Vietnam War. After his military career he worked as a safety inspector for OSHA and then was a safety supervisor during the first 20 miles of construction of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit System. Upon his return to retirement living in Blakely, he and his wife became members of First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Anne Thomas Moody of Blakely; a son, Thomas Darden Moody and April of Bryan, Ark.; and two grandchildren, Angel Cheshire and Patrick of Bryan, Ark., and Clay Moody of Little Rock, Ark.

A memorial service will be held Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Manry- Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home with the family receiving friends for a visitation starting at 10 a.m. Rev. Dwight Bishop will be officiating the memorial service. The U.S. Air Force funeral detail will play taps and present the flag after the service in the chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family strongly suggests that contributions be made to either Kindred Hospice, 432 E. Shotwell St., Bainbridge, GA 39819 or to First United Methodist Church, 397 College St., Blakely, GA 39823.

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