Robert D. Moody, 85, of Ohio City went to be with his Lord Tuesday evening at Van Wert Health.
He was born on January 18, 1936, in Rockford the son of the late William Earl and Leona Minnie (Kroghman) Moody. On March 12, 1955, he married the former Nancy Bea “Nan” Moody who preceded him in death on December 15, 2004. He was also preceded in death by his fiancé, Shirley Ann Edwards, a brother, Harold Moody, and a sister, D’Meria Jean Stover.
Family survivors include his three children, Timothy Dean (Marcia) Moody of Ohio City, Julie Bea (Tracy) Strous of Kenton, and Gwyn Ann (Poccosa McKinney) Moody of Dayton; four grandchildren, Anson (Laura) Moody, Brendon (Kylee) Moody, Kendra Bea (Tom) Dilts and Miranda Ann Strous (Randy Crum); ten great grandchildren, Ryan (Kayla Schroeder) Moody, Landon Moody, Myles Moody, Brynleigh Moody, Colton Moody, Nancy Jo Crum-Strous, Ben Dilts, Issac Orgelia, Robert Dilts, and Lincoln Dilts; Shirley’s children, Sonna J. (Raymond) Seibert of Van Wert and Steven (Shelly) Edwards of Van Wert; grandchildren, Kisha (Chris) Blue and Coy Seibert; and great grandchildren, Jayci and Zaide Blue.
Bob was a 1954 graduate of Rockford High School and received his teaching certificate from Ohio State University. He was an instructor at Vantage Career Center for 27 years. He was a faithful member of the Ohio City United Methodist where he had served on the church council. Bob was active in the Ohio City community including serving as a troop leader for Boy Scout Troop 226 for many years. Bob was a loving father and grandfather, following his family’s many activities and he enjoyed spending many hours tinkering on various projects in his garage.
Due to pandemic considerations, there will be private services for the family. A video of the service will be available at cowanfuneralhome.com Saturday afternoon.
Preferred memorials are to the Vantage Career Center or the Ohio City United Methodist Church.
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