Jack Ray Moody, 82, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at his home in Pomona, Kansas.
The family will greet friends Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, 325 S. Hickory, Ottawa. Memorial Services will be 10 a,m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, at Ottawa Community Church, 824 W. 17th St, Ottawa. Burial with military honors will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Pomona, Kansas.
He was born Dec. 25, 1935, to Jack Moody and Theda Wilma Moody-Leach in Ottawa, KS.
A life-long resident of Pomona, Jack was in school through the eighth grade. But, his learning didn’t stop there. He continued his self-education through work experiences and into his military service and beyond. Jack served his country in the United States Navy from 1953 to 1958. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Petty Officer Second Class. He would go on to work as a construction superintendent, traveling the state of Kansas and eventually as an O.S.P. Engineer at Sprint, from which he retired in 1998.
Jack was united in marriage to Karen Hollingsworth on July 3, 1958, in Ottawa. She survives of the home.
He is also survived by his son, Michael Moody and his wife, Darcy, Pomona, Kansas; five grandchildren, Caden Hamilton, Beckham Moody, Maverick Moody, Saylem Moody, and Jeralyn “Jay” Moody, all of Pomona; two sisters, Delores Andrews, Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Jane Wilson and her husband, Junior, Pomona; and two brothers, John Leach and his wife, Kay, Pomona; and Bobby Leach, Neosho, Missouri.
Jack is preceded in death by his parents; a son, Frank Ray Moody; two stepmothers, Edna Moody and Ernestine Moody; a stepfather, James Robert Leach; and two sisters, Lowanda “Kay” Apodaca and Theda “Pete” Castro.
Jack was a member of Richter United Methodist Church, Pomona, Kansas, and he was a 25-year member of McKinley Lodge #41, A.F. & A.M.
His hobbies included collecting everything, including cars and coins, hunting and fishing, especially trips to the lake with his Ranger boat, and traveling.
Family was very important to Jack, he loved them very much. He could usually be found spending time with his brother-in-law, Jim. He was very caring and willing to help, he always had an open door for people to visit.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Jack Moody Golf Scholarship fund and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 14, Ottawa, KS 66067. Online condolences may be left at www.lamb-roberts.com.