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.