John Wade Moody Jr., 82, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in a nursing â€¨home in Big Spring, Texas. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. â€¨Saturday, March 1, 2014, in the Nalley-Pickle-Welch Chapel with Dr. John Marshall, deacon of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, officiating with Deacon Connie â€¨Fowler assisting. A graveside service will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Jefferson, Texas at a later date.â€¨
â€¨John was born to John Wade and Myra Lyndell Bruner Moody on Sept. 9, 1931, in â€¨Jefferson, Texas. He was a graduate of Jefferson High School and earned his bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University in 1954. He served in the U.S. Army from August 1954 to April 1956 in Honolulu, Hawaii.â€¨ He was a journalist for 50 years employed at various newspapers in North and East Texas, including the Marshall News Messenger in Marshall, Texas, a television station in Shreveport, La., and the Mount Pleasant Daily Tribune in Mt. Pleasant, Texas.
â€¨He is survived by his niece, Lyndel Moody of Big Spring; nephews, John Moody and David Moody, both of Big Spring; and his sister-in-law, Katherine Moody of Big Spring.
â€¨He was preceded in death by his father and mother, John Wade and Myra Lyndell Moody and his brother, Robert Moody.â€¨
â€¨In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to St. Mary's Episcopal Church St. Andrews Day Fund, 1001 Goliad, Big Spring, TX 79720.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences may be made at: www.npwelch.com