Willie Joe Moody, 85, of Syracuse, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at his home.
He was born February 24, 1936 in Tattnall County, GA, a son of Wilber and Annie Lou (Paul) Moody. In 2001 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, he married Sandra Skillman who survives of the home.
Joe honorably served in the United States Air Force for 20 years as an Aircraft Mechanic. He was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Joe enjoyed watching Westerns, fishing, horseback riding, farming and raising cattle.
Survivors include his wife Sandra of the home; six children, Debbie Hays of Tuscumbia, MO, Steve Moody (Sigrid) of Darlington, MD, Wendy Fairfax (Eugene), of Jefferson City, MO, Kathy Meyer (Lloyd) of Tipton, MO, Mary Franken (Steve) of Bunceton, MO, James Moody (Allison) of Green Ridge, MO; four step-children, Tina Shores of California, MO, J.R. Shores of Tipton, MO, Neal Shores (Kim) of Mississippi, Michelle Shores of Eldon, MO; 14 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
In addition to both of his parents he was preceded in death by his stepfather, J.W. Thompson, one brother and sister-in-law, Derryl and Kay Moody; one uncle, Encil Moody and his beloved Max.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 5, 2021 at Meisenheimer Funeral Home in Tipton. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at the funeral home. Burial with full military honors will be held at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Florence. Memorial contributions are suggested to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital.