Obituary: Dick Moody

Richard “Dick” Moody, retired minister and artist, died Feb. 27 in Southlake. He was 87.

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Richard “Dick” Moody, retired minister and artist, died Feb. 27 in Southlake. He was 87. Moody was born Sept. 22, 1930, in Dallas to T.J. and Lucille Putnam Moody.  He earned his undergraduate degree from Baylor University and a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He married Wilma June Chapman July 27, 1957. His pastorates included First Baptist Church in Wills Point, First Baptist Church in Tioga, Main Street Baptist Church in Grand Saline and First Baptist Church in Marlow, Okla. He was pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Ennis 25 years, and he later served the congregation 14 years as pastor to senior adults. He also was interim pastor of several churches. Many Texas Baptists knew Moody as the creator of two oil paintings, “The Gathering of the Father’s Family” and “The Peacemaker.” He was preceded in death by his wife and a brother, John Arlen Moody. He is survived by his daughters, Sherry Lynn Baker and husband Bob, and Deborah Moody Wade and husband, Ryan; two grandchildren; and his sister, Linda Lee Graham.

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