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Obituary: Michael Dale Moody Sr.

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Michael Dale Moody Sr., 61, of Franklin, passed peacefully Aug. 9, 2020, at his lake home in Waverly, Tennessee, his favorite place on earth. 

Mr. Moody was a graduate of Battle Ground Academy. He was a Paul Harris Fellow, member of Hiram No.7 Masonic Lodge and a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason. 

He began his career while in his teens at Moody’s Tire, founded as Moody’s Quality Recappers by his late uncles Tom and Ed Moody. He went on to become a co-owner and later started his own business, Moody’s Gradeworks in Franklin. His compassion, selflessness, generosity, work ethic and lifelong dedication to the Franklin community were recognized by all who knew him.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents James Moody Sr and Betty Hows Moody. He is survived by sons Michael Dale Moody Jr. (Katie) and Vincson Scott Moody; grandchildren Michael Blake Moody and Lexie Mae Moody; loving companion Christy Langford; siblings Suzanne Moody Thomas, James Moody Jr. and Stephen Moody; multiple nieces and nephews; and a host of devoted and loving family and friends.

A private family service will be held at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home with Bryan Brooks and Vona Wilson officiating. Services to celebrate Mike’s life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Shriners Hospitals for Children, The Shrine Burn Center or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Harpeth Hills Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 615-646-9292