Billy M. Moody, Sr.

Billy M. Moody, Sr.

February 23, 1937 ~ July 18, 2021

Date of Service:
July 23, 2021


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Billy M. Moody, Sr., age 84, of Vero Beach, died July 18, 2021.

He was owner-operator of Bill’s Gulf Service in Vero Beach for 25 years and worked over 20 years with Golden River Fruit Co. After retirement, he and his wife spent summers in Blowing Rock, NC, his hometown.

Bill had attended Nashville Auto-Diesel College in Nashville, Tenn.

He was a devoted member of King’s Baptist Church.

Bill was also a member of Vero Beach Masonic Lodge No. 250.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Rachel Hampton Moody; daughter, Beverly Moody Keehner (Bill); son, Billy M. Moody, Jr. (Alison) and A. Charles Moody (Adrianne), all of Vero Beach; six grandsons, Boone Redmond, Will Keehner (Anna), Wesley Moody, Chas Moody, Travis Moody (Minhee), and Ricky Topliff; two granddaughters, Joy Griffin (Justin) and Abby Moody; three great-grandchildren, Josie Campbell, Tucker Campbell, and Merle Redmond; and sister, Linda Harm (Dr. Rod).

Bill was predeceased by his daughter, Rebekah LaVaughn Moody and his sister, Virginia Boyette.

The family will greet friends 5-7 p.m., Thursday, July 22, 2021, at Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11 a.m., Friday, July 23, 2021, at Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory.

Arrangements by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach.

Date of Service:
July 23, 2021


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Richard Storie - Cousin

July 19, 2021, 11:11 pm

Rachel So sorry to hear of Bills passing. Bill was a good man that I always respected and looked up to. Prayers to you and the family. Love Richard and Roxie

Marjorie Williams - Friend

July 20, 2021, 12:14 am

May God continue to bless your family ! Much love and prayers to you all!

Clayton Crosier - Lifelong Family friend.

July 20, 2021, 12:19 am

Dear Moody Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of mourning. Mr. Moody was a big part of my childhood. He was a great father to his children and loving husband to his beautiful wife. My memories of him will live with me forever. I love my Moody family.

Brenda G Reaves - friend

July 20, 2021, 12:44 am

To Beverly and family…My thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you during your darkest hours. Love to all…Brenda Reaves (from Moroso)

Kelly Hampton Phillips - Niece

July 20, 2021, 1:07 am

So saddened to hear of Uncle Bill’s passing. I always adored him and he will always hold a very special place in my heart. Much love to Aunt Rachel, Beverly, Billy, and Charlie and the rest of the family.

Marie Robinson - Cousin

July 20, 2021, 4:10 am

Rachel, my heart breaks for you & your family. I pray that God will give you peace & comfort in the coming days. Hugs & prayers for you & your family. Love Marie

Lynn Hailey - Friend

July 20, 2021, 10:28 am

Mr. Bill was always such a sweet man. One of a kind. My condolences to all of you. Much Love, Lynn Hailey.

Judy and RD Auton - Friend

July 20, 2021, 12:02 pm

Rachel and family, so sad to hear of Billy’s passing…he was truly a Southern Gentleman…

Kathryn DeGroat - Long time admirer

July 20, 2021, 2:31 pm

Rachel, while I didn’t know your husband, I know you and pray that the Lord will provide you and your family the comfort and peace that you share with others. I remember you being there for our family when my Daddy passed suddenly, 30 years ago. We know we will be reunited with our loved ones in Heaven,one day. May you and your family be comforted in the fact that God has your loved one in His arms.

Judy Dobeck Martin - Friend

July 20, 2021, 3:51 pm

Rachel, Remember that the Lord will walk beside you through this sorrowful time in your life and give you strength and peace. May your memories of Bill bring some comfort and may God’s infinite love and grace be with you as you grieve. You and your family are in my prayers that God will watch over each of you and comfort you in his eternal light! Please accept my sincere condolences.

Joe and Liz Earman

July 20, 2021, 4:37 pm

We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Liane and Bill McMullen - Friend

July 20, 2021, 6:43 pm

Aunt Rachel, Billy and I were so sorry to hear about Uncle Bill’s passing. Remember all of the fun times we had as kids running around your place for different youth events. Love you very much. Prayers and hugs Liane and Bill McMullen

Sidney and Diane DuBose - Friends

July 20, 2021, 7:02 pm

Truly saddened by Bill’s passing. We have known Bill a many a year. A true gentleman, never showing ill will, always had a good words for anyone he knew. A very well liked man, with a good sense of humor. Bill will be entertaining the Lord with some stories now. Please accept our deepest condolences, as well as prayers.

Frank & Rene Cox - Friend

July 20, 2021, 7:51 pm

We are sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and support to friends and family.

Larry & Clara Johnson - Friends

July 20, 2021, 9:14 pm

Rachel, Clara and I are so sorry hear of the news of Bill’s passing. Know that we are praying for God’s grace, His mercy and His peace to surround ya’ll during this time. A true Southern Gentleman!

Lori & Bill Kavanagh - Family Friends

July 20, 2021, 10:50 pm

He lives on in all of you, his beloved family! Sending much love and sympathy.

Carol, Chuck & Dylan Shoaf - Friend

July 20, 2021, 11:15 pm

Sorry for your loss our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Julie Boyer - Friend

July 21, 2021, 12:51 am

Billy and Charlie….I’m so sorry about your dad’s passing. Sending love and prayers.

colleen jeeves - Family Friend

July 21, 2021, 1:26 am

Offering heartfelt prayers to the entire family during this very sad time. Mr. Moody was a wonderful gentleman and it is reflected in his beautiful family. Mr. Moody will now watch over you with our Heavenly Father God!!

Marvin and Ruth Carter - Friends

July 21, 2021, 3:03 am

Prayers for peace and comfort for the Moody family. We are truly sorry for your loss of a good man. Bill was always kind to everyone.

Gloria & Eddie Pfund - Old friends

July 21, 2021, 1:01 pm

May we celebrate knowing that we had the privilege of knowing such a kind gentleman. Billy will be missed by many as God has called another angel home. Love and prayers!

James and Kathy Davis - Friends

July 21, 2021, 4:18 pm

Rachel we are sorry for your loss. Condolences to you and your family.

Jerry and Gaye Metcalf - friends

July 21, 2021, 7:58 pm

Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. We will truly miss Bill. He was always so kind and helpfully everyone.

Andree Bass - friend

July 21, 2021, 9:15 pm

Rachel, I am so sorry to hear that Bill passed away. My prayers are with you and your family. Andree Bass

Laura Lucas and Keith Busch - Friend

July 21, 2021, 10:38 pm

We’re so sorry for your loss. I hope wonderful memories being you some peace. You are a wonderful family and I have no doubt you will find comfort in each other. RIP

Judy & Don Deeson - Friend

July 21, 2021, 10:38 pm

Rachel so sorry to hear of Bill’s home going. Praying for you & your family to have God’s peace & comfort as you so through this sad time. Grateful that you have the assurance you will not be saying good bye…just so long , till we meet again.

Ronnie and Katherine Powell - Friend

July 22, 2021, 12:20 am

Bill is a kind and caring person and I’m sure the Lord will help him on this new adventure.

Gary & Donna Wheeler - Frienf

July 22, 2021, 3:19 am

Thinking of you and your family at this most difficult time. So many wonderful memories of a very special man that was loved by many! Sending prayers to you and your family.

David and Cathy Winslow - Friend

July 22, 2021, 5:32 am

Cathy and I with heavy hearts send our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. It was an honor to have known Bill, he will be missed!

Rachel Delashmutt and Barbara (Jack) Jordan. - Friend

July 22, 2021, 3:10 pm

I am so sorry to hear of Billy’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Rachel and the Moody family.

Adrienne Raulen - Friend

July 23, 2021, 11:48 am

Rachel, you have always been such a pillar of strength for so many. From your wise words, to your empathetical disposition. My heart loves yours & I want you to open up that God gifted VOICE & sing, “Roses will bloom again!” Because, you KNOW they will. It is certain many lined up, along with my Daddy to hug him when he arrived home. Keep on keepin’ on! Love on your family and let them love you. May God envelope you with His mercies through this sorrow.

Blessie Serene Clontz - Friend

July 23, 2021, 9:37 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with Rachel and the family.

Sandra Hollars - Friend

July 25, 2021, 2:10 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending love, thoughts and prayers.

Jean Craig - Friend

July 25, 2021, 9:59 pm

Rachel and family. I am so sorry to hear of Bills passing. He was a high school classmate and a friend to everyone. I just want you to know that you are in my prayers. May God give you comfort and peace at this sad time.

Susan Storie - cousin in law

July 26, 2021, 9:28 pm

Dear Rachel….I didn’t realize that Bill had died til Sue Ellen told me last night! Sorry this is late, but wanted to share my thoughts with you. I have many memories of the times we spent together, especially at your home! It was a joy to watch the children as they interacted and explored! Bill always had lots of “wisdom” to share, even though some of it was a little unique! He was a good man and his kindness and humor brought many smiles to those at the station, and at family gatherings. May you all cherish these memories and continue his legacy. Love and prayers for your family.

Moulton Family - Friend

July 29, 2021, 2:47 pm

Our deepest heart felt condolences to the Moody family for your loss.

Early Frazier - Old Friend

July 30, 2021, 2:23 am

May God Bless the Family and be strong he will be truly Miss and old friend.

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