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Gary Moody – (3/2/1955 – 9/15/2018)
On Saturday, September 15th, 2018, Gary Mark Moody passed away at the age of 63 after a brief illness. Gary was born in 1955 in Houston, Texas to Don and Beverly (Combs) Moody. He was active in Boy Scouts and enjoyed a talent for drawing and other creative activities. He was also a pursuer of fun with an uncontrollable propensity for mischief. He was a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation – named Nunni Waki, Chikashshanompa’ for ‘Little Flying Fish’ – and served as a Corpsman in the U.S. Navy. In 1975, Gary married the love of his life, Kathleen Coombes Moody, who preceded him in death in 2009. Together, they raised two daughters, Heather and Lauren. He received a degree in Accounting from the University of Oklahoma and his interest in technology led to a career in tech service firms including the last 20+ years with Oracle Corporation as a Senior Technical Account Manager providing support and solutions for corporate and governme…well, we’d tell you, but then we’d have to kill you.
Gary is preceded in death by his father, Donald Moody and survived by his mother, Beverly Moody and sisters, Michele Moody Collie and Monica Moody Anderson along with various nieces and nephews. He is survived by his daughter Heather, her husband, Isaac Hall and their children, Eli and River; and daughter Lauren, and her husband, Vince Dito. His two grandchildren will miss their “G”, as Gary was known to them. Gary is also survived by his fiancé, Heather Rose McChesney and her sons, Max and Jack McChesney.
Services for Gary will be held at 1pm on Saturday, September 29th at First Unitarian Church of Oklahoma City with a reception to follow. For flowers, please contact New Leaf Florist at (405) 842-2444. Alternatively, Gary was a supporter of the Boy Scouts of America, and donations in lieu of flowers are always welcome.