Perry Eugene Moody | 1959-2017

Published Saturday, December 9, 2017

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Perry Eugene Moody

Perry Eugene “Gene” Moody, 58, of Crafton, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Crafton.

A private memorial will be held at a later date.

Visitation is 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

Gene was born July 7, 1959, to Louis and Nona Pearl Moody. He attended Chico area schools during the day, working the family farm in the evening. In later years, he worked as a roughneck, a rig hand and truck driver before entering the concrete business. By the time he retired, he was owner of Gene Moody Concrete Construction.

All who knew him describe Gene as a good and honest man. He worked hard, helped others and enjoyed spending time with his family. He was active and fun-loving, with a sparkle in his eye and a grin on his lips. He was quick to tell a joke or toss a horseshoe.

When he wasn’t watching Marshal Dillon or Cheyenne Bodie on television, he was hunting, fishing, playing poker, telling tall tales or indulging in an ice cold beer. He enjoyed hunting arrowheads, shooting pool, playing dominoes, driving fast, raising game birds, taking a turn on the dance floor and building bonfires in the backyard. He also loved hunting for copperhead snakes.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Glenn and Shorty; and triplet sisters Mae, Fay and Kay.

He is survived by his son, Wesley Moody and girlfriend, Jamie Isenberg; stepchildren Monty Forbus, Levi Forbus, Sherry Blair, Skipper Martin, Jacob Moody and Rachel Moody.

Survivors also include brothers James Moody, Dale Moody and Leon Moody and wife, Teresa; sisters Thelma Thompson, Nora Lee Hood and husband, Lott, Rosie Thompson, Doris Jenkins, Sherry Brown, Hattie Hale and husband, Dale, Nancy McCasland and husband, Mike and Carandy Guinn and husband, Johnny; special friend Chuy; and grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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