The Rev. Robert's Story
A Celebration of Life for the Rev. Robert H. Moody, 88, Enid, is 11 a.m. Monday, April 17, 2017, at First United Methodist Church of Enid, with the Rev. Randy Mitchell, and the Rev. Gail Edmison officiating.
Interment follows at 4 p.m. in the Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, Broken Arrow.
The family will receive friends 3-4 p.m. Sunday, April 16, 2017, at the Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home, Enid.
Robert was born April 10, 1928, in Rose Hill, Miss., the son of Stewart and Margaret Downey Moody, and passed away April 9, 2017.
He was veteran serving during the Korean Conflict.
Robert was united in marriage to Rose "Ramelle" Lane July 8, 1951, in Silver Creek, Miss. She preceded him in death on July 20, 2008.
He then married Doris Smith on March 21, 2009, in Tulsa.
The son of a Methodist minister, Robert followed his father's footsteps and served as a United Methodist minister for 49 years, pastoring churches in Caseyville, Montrose, and Vaughn in Mississippi; and Nardin, Coalgate, Lindsay, Bixby, Beaver, Bristow, and Sulphur in Oklahoma. He retired from the Methodist ministry in 1998.
While at Sulphur, he administrated the merging of two Methodist church congregations and construction of a new Sulphur United Methodist Church building for the new congregation.
Through his career, he was an active member of the Lion's and Rotary Clubs in the communities he served, as well as a Cub Scout leader wherever needed, and an enthusiastic church youth camp counselor.
He dedicated his life to serving others and will be remembered for his love and compassion to friends and strangers alike.
Robert was an avid golfer and bicyclist, among many other activities. He took up running in the very early days of the aerobics movement and went on to complete half-marathons and a full marathon in his fitness pursuits. He loved to travel and spend time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Doris; his daughters, Marla Patterson of Tulsa and Kerri Shiflett (Bill) of Lenexa, Kan.; son, Andy Moody (Laura) of Corpus Christi, Texas; daughter-in-law January Moody of Bixby; stepsons, Edwin Smith (Rosemary) of Amarillo, Texas; and Gary Smith of Wakita; grandchildren, Adam Patterson (Jennifer), Robert Patterson, Jentry Hamilton (Joshua), Nathan Moody (Ashley), and Courtney Simmons (Ryan), and three great-grandchildren; step-grandchildren Tiffany York (Chris), Lindsey Irlbeck (Darren), and Samantha Clover, and five step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Chestine Wilkins (Ollie) of Slidell, La., and Betty Smith of Marks, Miss.; and his beloved nieces and nephew.
He was also preceded in death by one son, Robert Lane Moody of Bixby, son-in-law Steven Patterson of Tulsa, a brother, S.C. Moody, and three sisters, Mildred Cockrell of Shreveport, La., and Marguerite Harrison and Onita Sanford of Jackson, Miss.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Oklahoma Alzheimer's Association, with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home serving as custodian of the funds.
Online condolences may be left and service viewed at www.LadusauEvans.com.
Published on April 14, 2017