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Victor Ray MoodyApril 12, 1941 ~ March 2, 2017 (age 75)
Captain Victor Ray Moody, of Vidalia, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017. He was born in Frostproof, Florida on April 12, 1941. Ray grew up in South Georgia, and graduated from Lyons High School, and earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgia Southern. He joined the United States Air Force in 1965 and served three tours of duty in Southeast Asia, where he piloted 188 missions, flying a B-52 bomber.
Ray was the recipient of several air medals, including the Distinguished Flying Cross. He retired as captain on the L-1011 after 29 years of service with Delta Air Lines. After retirement, Ray and Lucy spent 13 years on St. George Island, Florida, where Ray was involved in the Civic Club, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, the island turtle patrol, and was an avid golfer with the St. George Island Men’s Golf Association.
Ray is preceded in death by his parents, George Randolph Moody and Dolly Stille Moody and a brother, George E. Moody.
Ray is survived by his loving wife of almost 29 years, Lucy Wiggins Moody; three sons, Vic Moody and (Charlene), Ryan Moody (Valerie), of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina; Terry Whitaker of Cedar Crossing; one daughter, Tammy Whitaker of Vidalia; sister Kay Owen-Larson (Marvin) of Colorado Springs, Colorado; sister-in-law, Nancy Moody of Jacksonville, Florida; five grandchildren, Colby Whitaker, Kyle Whitaker, Trevor Moody, Logan Moody and Ryder Moody; one aunt, one uncle, and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home in Vidalia on Saturday, March 4th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Sunday, March 5th at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Earl Wiggins and Pastor Reece Mincey officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project by visiting their website at www.woundedwarriorproject.org