Joel Powell Moody

Joel Powell Moody

Joel Powell Moody, 76, died Tuesday morning March 5, 2019. He was born in Johnston County on March 26, 1942, and raised in Wendell, NC. He studied at EMI Military School and graduated from Wendell High School. He served our country in the US Army in Germany and Vietnam.  Following his military duty, he went to work with the Oil Industry in Saudi Arabia and Indonesia. After returning to the states, he worked at Todd Motors, Walker Auto, Walmart and Advance Auto. He made friends wherever he went and remembered everyone he ever knew and everything they had talked about – especially if it had something to do with NASCAR or Duke football and basketball. His family and friends will greatly miss the stories and jokes he shared with anyone who would listen.

He was predeceased by his father, Henry Perry Moody, and his mother, Bertie Mae Powell Moody Jones. His wife, Pat, and son, Henry, survive him. A memorial celebration of his life will be held at Strickland Funeral Home in Wendell on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The family will welcome friends at 1:00 pm with service following at 2:00 pm. Interment will follow at Pine Ridge Baptist Church, Zebulon, NC.


  • Sonny Coley Posted March 7, 2019 12:04 pm

    Joel was a lifetime friend, and he will be missed by all who knew him.

  • Shelley Watkins Posted March 7, 2019 1:38 pm

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Peace be with your family.

  • Lynn a watkins Posted March 7, 2019 1:52 pm

    Henry, so sorry about your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your mom. We will be out of town this weekend but will be thinking about you.

  • Lorre Rusky Posted March 8, 2019 11:36 am

    Thoughts & Prayers your family
    thank you miss Joel

  • Gloria Crews Posted March 8, 2019 2:35 pm

    To Pat and Henry I have known your family all my life. Your grandmother and grandfather were our neighbors. When Joel worked overseas in Saudi Arabia he left his car with my father Ralph Crews to keep while he was gone. We grew up as neighbors. You have my deepest sympathy. The one thing I do know is that he loved both of you.

  • Bev Byers Posted March 8, 2019 3:37 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Moody’s passing. He was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. Sending prayers to the family.

  • Rob Correa and family Posted March 8, 2019 3:53 pm

    We were very sad to hear of Mr. Moody’s passing. His smile and laughter will be greatly missed. It was always a pleasure to see him. Our prayers and thoughts will be with his family.

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