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Edgar Lee Moody
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Obituary for Edgar Lee Moody

Edgar Lee Moody, a good and faithful servant of the Lord, peacefully passed away on March 30, 2017. His service will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 6, in the Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Chapel, with the burial at 1:00 p.m., at Waco Memorial Park. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey.

Ed was born to Hazel and Myrtle Moody in Mart, Texas, on September 11, 1929. He was one of four siblings, including Charles Moody, Martha Stephens, and Wayne Moody.

On March 21, 1959, Ed and Pat Moody married, and they recently celebrated their 65th year of marriage. Ed and Pat were an example to many of how to love and cherish your spouse. Ed bravely served his country as a soldier in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After graduating from Baylor with an accounting degree, Ed became a Certified Public Accountant. In 1966, the Moody family moved to Marlin, Texas, where he built a successful career and raised a family. A founding partner of Parrish, Moody and Fikes, Ed spent a career helping clients pay no more than their fair share of income taxes.

Ed was active in many service, professional, and community organizations. He was a Deacon at First Baptist Church of Marlin, and served as President of the local Chamber of Commerce, President of the Lions Club, President of the Texas Society of CPAs, a Boy Scout Master, a member of the United Way, a board member of the Marlin Country Club, and an officer on the local Little League, along with several other community organizations. In short, Ed lived a life of service to his community.

Ed was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great grandfather. His leadership and compassion were an example to those around him. Ed and Pat have a wonderful family legacy, including three sons and two daughters-in-law, Debra and Gregg Moody of Belton, Jeff Moody of Phoenix, and Amy and Brett Moody of Houston; 12 grandchildren, Kayla Moody, Kacie Trevino, Claire Moody, Erin Moody, Carter Moody, Chloe Moody, Cate Moody, Duke Moody, Peter Moody, Boone Moody, Shawna Kinsey, and David Plaehn; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Above all else, Ed’s life and legacy will live on through the promise of Exodus 20:6, The Lord shows his steadfast love to a thousand generations of those who love Him and keep His commandments. Ed was a man of faith and integrity.

Mr. Moody is survived by his loving wife, Pat, and his brother, Wayne.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to First Baptist Church of Marlin. The family invites you to leave a message or memory on our “Tribute Wall” at

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Waco Memorial Park

6623 South Interstate 35
Robinson, TX 76706


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