Floyd O. Moody

January 21, 1923 ‒ January 16, 2011

Butler, Ohio

Butler: Floyd O. Moody, age 87, of Butler passed away Sunday evening January 16, 2011 in his home following an extended illness.

Born January 21, 1923 in Phalanx Station, Floyd was the youngest son of Ervin and Austie (Rich) Moody. When Floyd was just three years old the family moved to Westerville where he was a 1940 graduate of Westerville High School. In 1944, Floyd also earned a Bachelors of Science Degree from Otterbein College and after serving in the U. S. Navy during WWII he earned an Electrical Engineering Degree from The Ohio State University.

On April 27, 1944 he married Ruth Deever and were blessed with three children, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren

Floyd first worked as control engineer for the Frigidaire Division of General Motors. For a short while Floyd worked for Ranco, located in Columbus. He then retired from Thermo Disc in 1986.

Throughout his life Floyd has been an active member of various mission trips. Since retiring in 1986 he has pursued many interests including woodworking, organic gardening, tending his orchard and weaving. He also derived a great deal of satisfaction from his charitable projects at the UU Church.

Floyd was a member of the Malabar Spinning and Weaving Guild, the Mansfield- Ontario Food Co-Op, and was also a member of the Butler Historical Society.

Floyd is survived by his wife of more than 66 years Ruth Moody of Butler; children and their spouses Dr. Timothy Moody and Doina Popescu of Toronto, Canada, The Rev. Kathryn Moody-Arndt and The Rev. Kenneth Moody-Arndt of Canal Fulton, and The Rev. Beth and The Rev. Benjamin Weisbrod of Columbus; grandchildren Joshua Moody-Arndt, Sam Weisbrod, Maya Popescu-Moody and her husband Khaled Gajam, Sara Weisbrod and Petra Popescu-Moody; two great grandchildren Aya Gajam and Yusuf Gajam.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his sister Elva Frees and brothers Carl Moody and Melvin Moody.

The family would like to invite friends and family to a memorial service celebrating the life of Floyd O. Moody on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 11 am at the All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 25 Church Street, Bellville.

The Bellville Snyder funeral home is serving the Moody family and memorial contributions in Floyd’s memory to Bellville Neighborhood Outreach Center may be made through the funeral home.