Norman Dale Moody
Published 3:00 pm Friday, September 18, 2020
The family of Norman Dale Moody would like to belatedly post that on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, he passed away peacefully in his sleep at home as he had wished with his wife and child by his side. He had fought a somewhat brief but very difficult battle with cancer. With thanks to our Good Lord, he is no longer in pain but will be missed every day and moment by all those who loved him.
He was of the Baptist faith and was baptized at Little Milligan Baptist Church. He will be joining his father and mother, Herb and Vee Moody, in Heaven. Often he spoke of how much he missed them since they passed away. He especially missed his father. They had become best friends in the later years of Herb’s life. He was also preceded in death by his grandparents and step-grandmother, Dallas and Martha Moody, Holland and Ola Kyte, and Aradia Kyte; father-in-law, Charles O. Owens; aunts, uncles and cousins, D.L. Moody and son Leland Moody, Louise and Bud Main and son Farrell Main, and cousin Neil Moody.
Left to cherish his memory was the two loves of his life, his wife of 34 years as of September 18, Diane Moody, and his only child, Callie Moody. He had two cats that were his “fur babies” that he hated to admit that he too also loved, John and Julie. Also special to him was his best friend, Jeff Campbell. Other family members include mother-in-law, Ella Owens; brothers-in-law, Robert Edwards and Charles Owens; nephew, Caleb Edwards; a special aunt, Charlotte Miller of Kingsport, Brenda Reeves of Florida, uncles and aunts, Richard and Kay Moody, Bob and Sue Moody, Jim and Pat Moody; nephews and niece, Dallas (Chip) Moody, Marsha Moody, Elaine Moody (maiden name), and Shane Moody. Many other family members survive as well.
Born in Elizabethton, Tenn., he was raised and lived the majority of his live in Little Milligan. He worked in construction for a while, then at a company building hot water heaters and then at NARC in the AC Department but mostly in the Power Plant. He had many stories to tell of NARC. He liked the older gentlemen that worked there. Norman worked last as a Telecommunications Installer (residential and business phone systems and then computer systems) and was promoted into management while living in North Carolina or 20+ years. He had trained for residential phone installation in his early 20s while working alongside of Harold Campbell.
Norman was a very giving person. He would help people he did not know as well as someone he did. He was a quiet and giving person. He was always a good husband and took good care of his family. When he would get tickled he always had a silly crooked grin on his face with his big puffy cheeks perking up!
He loved riding in the mountains, being outside and hated being stuck indoors. He loved hanging out with his best friend, Jeff Campbell. If Norman was on the phone, you could just about bet he was talking to Jeff! He also loved NASCAR and most anything to do with cars. If the TV was on it probably had something to do with fixing cars or watching a race of some kind. He could fix just about anything, just as long as you leave him alone, he was fast to remind me! (Says, his wife with a big smile!) Norman will be missed every day, especially by me, his wife.
Thank you to all who supported the family during this difficult and ongoing time, especially Norman’s Aunt Charlotte, Uncle Richard and Aunt Kay, Diane’s mother, Ella, Jeff Campbell, Pastor Pearson, Memorial Funeral Chapel and Hospice of Ballad in Johnson City.
A private service was held due to COVID-19. We hope to hold a gathering to celebrate Norman’s life at a later time when it is safe to do so and hope to see all his friends there and will post it in the paper.
A graveside service was held at the Lake View Cemetery in Little Milligan shortly after his passing. Pastor Larry Pearson of Elk River Baptist Church officiated. Pallbearers were Jeff Campbell, Robert Edwards, Caleb Edwards, Shane Moody, Richard Moody and Pastor Larry Pearson. Honorary pallbearer was Charles Owens.
Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, TN (423) 543-3839, was in charge of the arrangements.