David C. Moody

June 11, 1934 ‒ December 08, 2018

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: David C. Moody passed away Saturday, December 8, 2018, at home surrounded by family. His 4 ½-year battle with cancer was over.

David was born June 11, 1934 to Charles and Ruth Moody in Circleville Ohio he was the second of four children.

David graduating from Worthington High School in 1952. He began his career at Bowling Green State University, but transferred to The Ohio State University after his freshman year. He received a B.S. in Agricultural Marketing from OSU.

David completed the ROTC program while at OSU and he chose to serve in the Army after graduation. He served a tour in Iceland in the artillery and guided missile sector. After being honorably discharged, David worked for Cargill in Minneapolis where he sold and bought grain off the Chicago Board of trade. He moved to Mansfield in 1964 where he began work at Mansfield industries as the Vice President of Marketing. He retired from there after 44 years.

David was a member of the first Congregational Church of Mansfield. He taught Sunday School there at different times.

David was an active volunteer for many years at the Mansfield Art Center, the Rehab Center, the Bike Path and one served as Treasurer of a Mansfield City Schools Levy. He was also a member of the Hermit’s Club and Westbrook country club.

He enjoyed attending grandchildren’s activities, working outside, running and vacationing in Florida.

David is survived by his wife of 37 years, Barbara, his daughters, Merry (Michael) Troper, Molly Moody, Megan Moody, and Mitt (Tim) Bertsch, his sons, Scott Moody and Hutch Blackstone. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren, Tanner, Denver, Hutch, Sam, Ben, Bella, Chase, Riley, and one great-granddaughter, Draelynn, and his sister, Anne (Harry) Hall.

David was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Dwight Moody and sister, Susie Burch.

We would like to give our sincerest thanks to Dr. Detrich, Dr. Viswanathan, Ivy, the Cancer Infusion Center staff, and Ohio Health Hospice for the excellent care they gave David. A special thanks to Lefty and Diane for all their help.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 15, 2018 beginning at 1 p.m. at the First Congregational Church (640 Millsboro Road, Mansfield). Pastor Bruce Haapalainen will officiate.

In Lou of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the first congregational church or Ohio health hospice.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve David’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • Dave was a special guy! Honest, funny & hard working/playing. Enjoyed having a cold drink & warm conversations.
    Our deepest sympathy to the entire Family

  • When I think of David it brings a big smile to my face. I could not have ask for a better father- in –

    law and grandpa to my son. You will be missed. The memories you leave behind for me will keep

    my heart full of joy. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family .

    Karen Stein

  • This is indeed sad news. We have many wonderful memories of Dave, both funny and touching. Our deepest sympathies go out to Barb and the rest of the family. Dave will be missed.

  • I will always remember Dave watching Chase play baseball. Always so kind and gentle, and such an attentive husband. Wonderful man with a heart of gold. My deepest sympathies to all of you.

  • WE WERE SAD TO HEAR OD DAVE’S PASSING HE WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON AN COULD MAKE US LAUGH. ONCE HE CAME. TO VA.BEACH WITH LONGPANTS WITH HOTDOGS ON THEM…ALWAYS A GREAT SENCE OF HUMOR. MY COUSIN WAS A LUCKY LADY.

  • I am sorry to hear of your loss. May you feel God’s peace and have many mories to cherish. Best wishes to your family.

  • I did not know Dave well but attended school for a short while with some of his children, which have grown into amazing adults. As they say, “The apples don’t fall far from the tree.” My sympathy, thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends.

  • Some of my fondest memories having moved to Mansfield in 1970 involved Dave Moody: he was dressed as Santa in my kids’ 2nd floor bedroom window waving in the air while on the very top of a fire truck ladder. Lol. Scared them beyond belief.

    Dave put a surprise in the newspaper dedicated to my husband, Donald, by saying, “Wish me a Happy Birthday at Perkins today and get a free cup of coffee.” Well Don didn’t know about it and it was a Sunday. What a joker. There are too many other fun times we had with Dave and all of them done with such loving humor. Too many to post here.

    He has always been a gentleman and caring and kind to everyone. God doesn’t make too many of them like Dave and I know heaven will be a hoot from now on. My prayers to the whole family. Life won’t be the same without him but what wonderful memories he’s produced.

  • Some of my fondest memories having moved to Mansfield in 1970 involved Dave Moody: he was dressed as Santa in my kids’ 2nd floor bedroom window waving in the air while on the very top of a fire truck ladder. Lol. Scared them beyond belief.

    Dave put a surprise in the newspaper dedicated to my husband, Donald, by saying, “Wish me a Happy Birthday at Perkins today and get a free cup of coffee.” Well Don didn’t know about it and it was a Sunday. What a joker. There are many other fun times we had with Dave to post here and all of them done with such loving humor.

    He has always been a gentleman and caring and kind to everyone. God doesn’t make too many of them like Dave and I know heaven will be a hoot from now on. My prayers to the whole family. Life won’t be the same without him but what wonderful memories he’s produced.

  • The best portion of a good man’s life, his little nameless acts of kindness and love.

    With our deepest sympathies,

    Steve Weisman and Carole Griffin

  • A favorite memory of mine of Dave dates back to the 1970’s. We were a Sunday School teaching team for the First Congregational Church high school kids. Dave bought donuts to munch on and juice to drink. The kids loved it! It was a group of 8 -10 kids and the two of us. I learned a lot about building relationships from Dave; we sure had fun while talking about life and faith. My condolences to Barbara and the family; this special friend, Dave, gave me happy times to remember and for that he will never be forgotten. Marian Blahnik

  • Conn & I were so sorry to hear about David. He was a good man and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
    Conn & Carol Dandareau