Tommy Don Moody

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A memorial visitation for Tommy Don Moody, 67, of Sanger, is set for Monday, January 7, 2013 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home. A private burial will follow at a later date under the direction of Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.

Don was born in Gainesville to Henry Herbert and Ruby Irene Hudspeth Moody on April 22, 1945. He passed away in Sanger on January 3, 2013.

Don graduated Valley View High School in 1963 and Texas Tech University with a Bachelors of Science in Range Management in 1968. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He married Barbara Kay Harp on May 7, 1983 in Gainesville. Don was an avid hunter and wildlife conservationist. He was a life member of the NRA. He was the 2003 pin designer for Ducks Unlimited, and won the 1996 Ducks Unlimited Conservation Service Award. In 1993, he received his 20 year Voluntary Service Award with the Texas Hunters Education Program. He was an official scorer for Boone and Crockett and submitted the winning name for their news letter, Fair Chase.

He is survived by his wife Kay (Harp) Moody of Sanger; daughter and son-in-law Lori and Mark Pethtel of Sanger; son and partner Scott Shampine and Fred Kapa of Austin; grandchildren Lauren Pethtel and Wheeler Pethtel of Sanger; and sister and brother-in-law LouAnn (Moody) Gillum and Don Gillum of Sanger. He is also survived by nieces and nephews Wendy Moser Linnell, Richard Moser, Jeffrey Gillum, Jason Gillum, and Debra Gillum Graham.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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