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LTC (Ret.) Charles S. Moody, Jr., US Army

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LTC (Ret.) Charles S. Moody, Jr., U. S. Army, age 91, of Mechanicsburg, died Saturday, June 28, 2014, at East Alabama Medical Center, Opelika, AL.  He was born January 22, 1923 in Meridian, MS to the late Charles S. and Nellie J. (Lamon) Moody, Sr.

LTC Moody retired in 1971 with more than 28 years of honorable service with the U.S. Army.  He was a WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War veteran.  LTC Moody was awarded many medals and honors for his service, including the Bronze Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, WWII Victory Medal, Korean Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the Army Commendation Medal.  After retiring from the Army, Charles served as a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania employee from 1971 to 1983 and with Central Fidelity Banks (Richmond, VA) from 1983 to 1988.   He was a 1941 graduate of Murphy High School in Mobile, AL and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Auburn University as well as a Master’s degree from Stanford University, both in Electrical Engineering.  He was a volunteer with the Military History Institute, a member of the Radio Club of America (RCA) and attended services at the United States Army War College Memorial Chapel, Carlisle Barracks.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of nearly 64 years, Joyce (Higgins) Moody; two sons, Charles S. (Rosemarie) Moody III of Gastonia, NC and Thomas G. (Kathleen) Moody of Dillsburg; two daughters, Aura Kristen Moody (Irv) Leonard of Pasadena, MD and Jennifer Joy Moody of Opelika, AL; a sister, Helen Moody Keating of Columbus, GA; 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 7, 2014, in the USAWC Memorial Chapel at Carlisle Barracks, with U.S. Army Chaplain (Ret.) David Reese officiating.  Interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.   A viewing will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Army Heritage Museum, 950 Soldiers Dr., Carlisle, PA 17013. 

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Our hearts are with each of you during this difficult time. There was never a sweeter man in this world. We love you all!
Casey Clanton Redford and Andy Redford, Glen Allen, Va.
Mrs Moody, You know how much I loved your dear husband, Chuck. May the God of all Comfort come along side of you and comfort your heart in Him.
Rev. David T Myers
Joyce and Family, I pray that the Lord will hold you close and that you will feel His peace, comfort, strength and love as you grieve your loss.

Bev Steinsiek

Chip, we know you thought so much of your Dad! This must be so hard for you and Rose. God bless each and everyone of you...See ya soon.

The Goff Family

Mrs. Moody and family, My prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Chuck was one of the sweetest men I ever met. I don't ever remember talking to him when he didn't have a smile on his face. He was truly a gentleman and a scholar. It was my honor and privilege to know and work with him the past 20 years at the Military History Institute. Chuck will be greatly missed by MHI and the many, many patrons he helped over the years.

Diana Leonard

Uncle Charlie was loved, respected and revered by not only all his family, but everyone who knew him. He will always be loved and never forgotten! Salute, Uncle Charlie. I wish I could have been able to get up there. God bless and be with all his immediate family.

Dale Pipkin

Chuck was a very special friend of all of us at the USAHEC/USAMHI. He graced the AHEC each day he was there and touched our lives as much as he contributed to the advancement of the USAHEC. He will be missed by everyone. I know that he is in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ and that I shall see him again someday in Heaven.

Steve Bye

Joyce and family, We worked with Chuck during his volunteer time at MHI, and I don't believe there was ever a time that we did not learn something from him. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this time of loss.

David Friend & Louise Arnold-Friend

Aunt Joye, Kris, Jenny, Chip, and Tom - We will miss seeing and talking with Uncle Charlie when we visited our relatives in PA. His smile brighten up our lives no matter what was happening in our lives. He loved to talk about his lifelong friend, Aaron, as well as what was happening with ya'll, his grandchildren, and great grandchildren. I will miss his stories!

Jane (Webb) Reber
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