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2801 Chandler Road
Muskogee, OK 74403
Phone: 918-683-7788
Fax: 918-682-2699
Jerry Moody

Jerry Wayne Moody

October 2, 1946 - October 14, 2020
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Sgt. Jerry Wayne Moody was born October 2nd, 1946 in Mansfield, Missouri, the son of Estel and Eulalia (Pool) Moody. He passed from this life on Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 in, Muskogee, Oklahoma. He was 74.

Jerry was a patient man that never showed pain. He was an expert marksman. He enjoyed rifles, hunting and fishing. He cherished spending time with his sons and grandsons hunting deer and fishing for catfish. He loved spending hours on winding roads with his twin brother Larry on motorcycles. Jerry Wayne Moody was and is a hero.

Airman First Class Jerry W. Moody distinguished himself by outstanding achievement at Bien Hoa Air Base, Republic of Vietnam on 12 May 1967. On that date, Airman Moody was on night duty as a Crew Chief, 531st Tactical Fighter Squadron. When the base came under attack by several Viet Cong Mortar Positions, Airman Moody was forced to run over 200 meters through the intense mortar barrage to a bunker. As soon as the mortar fire ceased, Airman Moody ran to the aircraft revetments to help minimize the damage from secondary fire and explosions. Airman Moody immediately noticed an aircraft with ruptured drop tanks and forward fuel cell. He courageously waded into hundreds of gallons of jet fuel in the revetment to tow the aircraft out of the pool of fuel. Disregarding his own personal safety, Airman Moody worked on the fuel soaked aircrafts for over thirty minutes while secondary fires blazed all around his area. The distinctive accomplishments of Airman Moody reflect credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Jerry is survived by two sons; Chris Moody of Fort Gibson and Jeff Moody of Fort Gibson, three daughters; Penny Cyphers and husband, Brian, of Oklahoma City, Tammy Goforth of Oklahoma City and Wendy Howard and husband, Danny of Oklahoma City, nine grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren, three brothers, Ray Moody of Tecumseh, Oklahoma, twin, Larry Moody and wife, Mary, of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma, and Claude Moody and wife, Bonnie, of Owasso, Oklahoma, and. Numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Emma and his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, October 29th, 2020 at Fort Gibson National Cemetery with Justin Kinman officiating. Interment will follow in the Fort Gibson National Cemetery under the direction of Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home.

Viewing will be Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 at Lescher-Millsap Funeral Service Chapel in Fort Gibson, 700 E. Poplar from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.

The family has requested social distancing be practiced and masked be worn for both viewing and funeral service.
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  • Visitation

    October 22, 2020 | 10:00am - 8:00pm
    October 22, 2020 10:00am - 8:00pm
    Lescher-Millsap Funeral Service Chapel in Fort Gibson
    700 E. Poplar
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  • Service

    Fort Gibson National Cemetery
    1423 Cemetery Road
    FORT GIBSON, OK 74434
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    Justin Kinman
  • Interment

    October 29, 2020 | 2:00pm
    October 29, 2020 2:00pm
    Fort Gibson National Cemetery
    1423 Cemetery Road
    FORT GIBSON, OK 74434
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Jim and Crystal Warden

Posted at 07:32am
Our condolences to the family. Thank you for your service and sacrifice for this great nation. With love, Jim and Crystal Warden.
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Ellen Wolfe

Posted at 10:07pm
Thank you very much sir for your courageous service. Prayers for the family members and I know you are with the love of your life again and that Emma welcomed you with open arms.

Herschel Barnett

Posted at 07:19pm
“Big Jim” was like a father to me. Aunt Emma & Jim were the “best” examples of what an “Aunt & Uncle” could be in a kid’s life. They kept me from going down the wrong path & spending my life behind bars. God Bless and may they Rest In Peace.

His advice and guidance will be missed, along with that “killer smile” He always made you feel welcome. Jim as he was known, was a very intelligent man who was loved by family and especially by this “nephew”

To all the daughters, and sons you have our sympathy and may God give you all guidance and peace. Herschel & Jacki Barnett

Gary and Karen Goforth

Posted at 05:14pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your lossour thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Jacki Barnett

Posted at 03:52pm
We are sorry for your loss. Jim was such a patient and soft spoken man. I've known him most of my life and I've never heard him raise his voice. He had the kindest heart and the best smile. If you were having a bad day and Jim was around, it always got better when you seen that smile. No matter where we lived, Florida or here in Texas, he always came for a visit. Sometimes bringing Larry along on one of their rides. I know he is so very happy to be back with Emma again. Two peas in pod. God bless them and God bless you all. Herschel and Jacki

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