Joan Lois Wilson Moody

Joan Lois Wilson Moody

Posted: Thursday, January 27, 2011 3:25 pm

Joan Lois Wilson Moody | Joan Lois Wilson Moody
Lois was born Aug. 1, 1937 at home in Dresden.  She was the only child of Iola Young and Joseph Wilson, who died when she was a small child.  She was raised by her stepfather, Tom Cole and Iola until Tom’s death in 1954. Lois attended Gleason schools until May 1955.  She was married to Henry James Moody of Clarksville, on Oct. 22, 1955.  Lois worked at HIS in Gleason for 10 years, Martin Plaza Motel for two years, Brown Shoe Company for a year before starting to work at Westview High School in Martin in 1973.  She was custodian as well as supervisor.  She retired in 2009 but continued to work part time for GCA cleaning company at Westview High School.  Henry and Lois bought a house in 1975 in Martin on Miles Road.  Henry passed away Jan. 7, 1985.  They have four children: Gary Ray, who passed away on Dec. 9, 1977; Sherry Diane (Gonzalez), of San Antonio; Charles Lynn who passed away on Aug. 3, 1965; and Celia Faye (Rodgers) of Greeneville.  They also have three grandchildren: Crystal Diane (Fernandez) of San Diego; Shanon Marie Moody presently living in San Antonio; and Christopher Shane Moody presently living in San Antonio.  They have one great grand child Alice June Fernandez presently living in San Diego.  Their extended family includes Charles Seitz of San Antonio, Arthur Rodgers of Greeneville, and Jesse Fernandez of San Diego as well as many cousins, church members, coworkers, neighbors and friends.
Lois loved her job at Westview High School.  She loved the faculty and staff and most of all the children.  That is the reason she continued to work just days prior to her illness on Nov. 3, 2010.  She found it extremely hard to retire from the job she loved for so many years.  Her work ethic is one that is hard to find these days.  She did not believe in calling in sick or missing work for any reason.  She believed in hard work and honesty.  She expected both from herself and her coworkers.  Lois loved to talk.  There was never a person she called stranger.  She could meet a new person and within minutes she had made friends and would be happily chatting.  She loved her church life.  She had recently become a member of Abundant Life Church in Sharon.  She loved to eat out and Chinese was her favorite in Martin but Cracker Barrel was her favorite when she traveled.  She loved to travel.  She had recently returned from a 2 week trip to South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa with her daughters Celia and Sherry and grandson, Chris.  She loved “Little House on the Prairie” and had just completed a 10 year plan of visiting all Little House home sites.  She loved to shop, chat on the phone, and take care of her babies: two cats, one dog and one guinea pig.  
Lois passed away in Johnson City, on Jan. 19, 2011.  She will be missed very much by her family, friends, church, and work.
She was preceeded in death by her husband, Henry; sons Gary and Charles Lynn, sisters Brown (Kee), Ruth (Wainscott), and Ruby.
Visitation was held Saturday Jan. 22, 2011 10 a.m. at Murphy Funeral Home with services held at 1 p.m. at the chapel.Service included, Song “Earth’s Loss Heaven’s Gain” sung by Nicky Hampton; Song “I’ll fly away” by Alan Jackson ; the Eulogy was given by Brother Russell Cherry; the Poem “My Best Friend”, was read by Gladys Cherry; Song “Old Rugged Cross”; Eulogy given  by Brother Bobbie Peale and Song “I will rise” by Chris Tomlin
Pallbearers were Kenneth Casey, Nicky Hampton, Bobbie Peale and Russell Cherry.
Burial was in Obion Chapel Church Cemetery, Martin.
Donations can be made to Murphy Funeral Home for Joan Lois Moody’s funeral expenses.

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