Conroy Funeral Home

Donald Francis Moody



Arrangements Pending
MOODY, Donald Francis, 85 of Springfield, Ohio passed away peacefully of natural causes on March 21, 2020 at 2:51 p.m. surrounded by his children. Don was born October 10, 1934 to William R. and Clara (Lett) Moody at 314 East Northern Avenue. He was preceded in death by his true love, Mary Lou (Newell) on September 12, 1997; granddaughter, Amanda Lynn on March 23, 2002; his parents; brother, Alan (Sue); sisters, Marilyn (David) and Teresa (Vincent); father and mother-in-law, James P. and Juanita Newell; sister and brothers-in-law, Robert and Barbara Newell, James M. Newell and Roger Valentine. Don was a proud member of Catholic Central class of 1952 and of the Saint Joseph/Saint Raphael Parish community. He is survived by his children, Stephen Moody, Mary Anne Moody, Christina Healy and Kevin (Casey) Moody; grandchildren of whom he was extremely proud of, Elizabeth (Corey), Nicholas (Nicole), Caitlin (Matthew), Cassidy, Riley, Brianna, Molly, Ryan, Sarah, Megan, Kristen, Adam and Robert; great grandchildren, Isaac, Vera, Owen James, Aubree, Cameron, Carter, Noah, Owen Michael, Scarlett, Yara, Ava, Carlee, Caiden, Liam, Devin and Jackson; sisters-in-law, Rita Valentine and Sonja Newell; cousin, Jack Lett and many nieces and nephews whom he dearly loved. He was a member of Knights of Columbus 624, a longtime member of Changing Gears bicycle club, and loved to walk, hike and fish. Don began his career as a skilled carpenter during his senior year in High School working for Bill Yoder and continued working with his brother Alan in the AR Moody Construction Co. Don went to work at Navistar on December 28,1970, retiring in the summer of 1997 after serving as a carpenter in Skilled Trades. We are extremely grateful for the care, support and compassion given to our Dad from Oakwood Village (Assisted Living and TCU), Hospice of Dayton, Springfield Regional Medical Cardiac Team, ER doctors and nurses, ICU Stepdown Nurses, Dr. Akber Mohammed, Dr. Moin Ranginwala and Riverside Hospital. A Memorial Mass and Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Second Harvest Food Bank, 31 North Sycamore St. Springfield, Ohio 45503-4404 or Saint Vincent de Paul, 228 Raffensperger Ave, Springfield, Ohio 45505. Arrangements by CONROY FUNERAL HOME.



Steve & Mary Ann, My deepest condolences for the loss of your father also We will keep him in our prayers. It’s been a long time since Ms Qusick’s 1st grade class @ St Mary’s 1961

- Bob Golden, Monday April 6th, 2020

Steve & Mary Ann, My deepest condolences for the loss of your father also We will keep him in our prayers. It’s been a long time since Ms Qusick’s 1st grade class @ St Mary’s 1961

- Bob Golden, Monday April 6th, 2020

I’m so sorry of hearing of Trukes passing. He was a very special person and a dear classmate. My thoughts and prayers are with the family !

- Pat DeWine , Friday April 3rd, 2020

I Will miss him at Changing Gears bicycle club

- David A Linkenhoker, Tuesday March 31st, 2020

Dear Steve, Cassidy, Riley and all of the Moody Family, Celebrating the life of a wonderful man and mourning his passing with you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Peace be with you and yours.

- Nuggie Libecap, Monday March 30th, 2020

We were extremely sorry to hear of Don’s passing. We have so many fond memories of the hours spent with him on the Trails and at our Changing Gears social events. Memories that will stay with us for years to come. He was funny in his own quiet way and he was certainly a gentleman in every sense of the word. He must have been an awesome Dad...that is certainly reflected in the poise and actions of his children. Rest In Peace, Don. You will be missed by us and the rest of your Changing Gear friends.

- Joanne & Terry Harris, Sunday March 29th, 2020

Thank you Don for sharing the joy of your loving life. Always enjoyed your friendship and sharing a chuckle about how things are going. You were such a wonderful role model riding your bike to church and being so kind and caring to everyone. I thank you for your care and know your prayers for me and those in need continue in heaven. May God bless your family during this sacred time.

- Deacon Norm Horstman, Sunday March 29th, 2020

I feel blessed to have known Don through the Changing Gears bicycle club, he added such a wonderful dimension to our group of riders. May he rest in peace & my deepest sympathy to the family at this time of bereavement. Sharon Miller March 29, 2020

- Sharon Miller, Sunday March 29th, 2020

Steve, I have always considered you a good friend. I'm sorry for your personal loss of your dad. if there is any thing I can do I hope you will call on me to assist you or your family. Your dad had to be so proud of you and your work for our community and the Police Dept. Please reach out to your many friends who would gladly help you in your time of grief. I did not know your dad but if he was anything like the son I know, he was a great man, quite a loss to family and community. If you need me for anything please feel free to call on me. Your friend Mark

- Mark Fent, Thursday March 26th, 2020

To the Moody family, so sorry to hear of our dear friend Don "TRUKE" Moody passing. It has been our pleasure to of had Don's friendship for over 70 years. Now he and Mary can be reunited May God bless you and help you through this

- Mary Ann & Paul , Thursday March 26th, 2020

To the Moody family, i’m so sorry to hear of Uncle Truke passing he was such a wonderful sweet and caring uncle and I will deeply miss him . He was definitely a special person and Auntie Sis and her brothers and dad will all be there to greet him in heaven. Love and hugs to you all❤️

- Anne Valentine Hope, Wednesday March 25th, 2020

Dear Steven Patrick, What do think those Irish are doing in Heaven now? Sorry to hear about the loss of you Dad, but you know where he is now. You will always miss him. RJB

- Roger J. Barcelona, Wednesday March 25th, 2020

I am sorry for your loss. Your dad was always so pleasant and so friendly and pleasant. I enjoyed talking to him. You have my sympathy. God Bless him.

- Barbara Clarkson , Wednesday March 25th, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family in these most difficult times.

- Reibold Family, Wednesday March 25th, 2020

Was so very sorry to read of Don's passing . He was such a kind soul. Always enjoyed seeing him when he was able to attend church! Heaven gained another angel. Rest in peace, Donnie!

- Sophia Turnbullwas so, Wednesday March 25th, 2020

I’m sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

- Gina (Wagner) Miller, Tuesday March 24th, 2020

My condolences to the family for the loss of a great guy!

- Paula Rich, Tuesday March 24th, 2020

Sending my deepest condolences to the family on the passing of your father. Sympathy and prayers to family.

- Mark Parsons, Tuesday March 24th, 2020

Mary Ann, Christina & Kevin, I have already spoken with Steve, but I want the three of you to know how much I loved both your mom and dad. I have many great memories of them both. They were wonderful people who left you and your families a tremendous legacy. I am praying that God will give you peace and comfort.

- Bruce Sigman, Tuesday March 24th, 2020

Dear Steve and family, Please accept our condolences for the loss of your father, especially during these trying times. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting him, he must have been a great dad, to raise a family such as yours.

- Cheryl & Jim Ullom, Tuesday March 24th, 2020

Steve, You have our deepest sympathy. We are thinking of you and your family and you are all in our prayers.

- Mike & Dani Hill, Tuesday March 24th, 2020

What a sweet, kind man. He will be missed.

- Ann, Tuesday March 24th, 2020

To the Moody Family; So sorry to hear the passing of your dad...I would always as sk about him when I would speak to Mary Anne my deep friend from way back when.... Rest in Peace Mr. Moody I know you were loved by family and friends.

- Colleen A wilson, Tuesday March 24th, 2020

To the Moody Family; So sorry to hear the passing of your dad...I would always as sk about him when I would speak to Mary Anne my deep friend from way back when.... Rest in Peace Mr. Moody I know you were loved by family and friends.

- Colleen A wilson, Tuesday March 24th, 2020

Our thoughts go out to the Moody Family in your loss. Sorrowful times should be shared but do to circumstances we will await the Memorial Service to see all. Stay healthy and know we will be thinking of your loss.

- Nelson & Lynda Smith, Tuesday March 24th, 2020

Dear Steve & Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time! Donny was the sweetest gentleman! He will be missed by many! RIP Donny🙏 George & Carole

- Carole Belcher, Tuesday March 24th, 2020

To STEVE,MARY ANN,CHRISTINE & KEVIN,OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL AT THE LOST OF YOUR DAD.. I ALWAYS REMEMBER TRUKE AS THE FUNNY, GENTLE HUMAN BEING THAT HE ALWAYS WAS.. HE WILL NOW BE WITH SIS IN HEAVEN.. RIP

- Pat Newell Geron, Monday March 23rd, 2020

There’s a reunion going on I can only imagine, your loss is heavens gain, Love you all 🙏🙏🙏

- Michael Parks , Monday March 23rd, 2020

Steve sorry for the loss of your dad. Prayers for you and your family. Bill & Barb Brinsley

- Bill Brinsley, Monday March 23rd, 2020

Kevin, so sad to hear this news. I have good memories of Truke. He was a good man. Hang in there brother. My

- Joey woods, Monday March 23rd, 2020

We are all blessed to have known this wonderfull man. I was blessed to have had his as my Uncle Trukie. I am thinking of all of you Steve, Mary Ann, Christina and Kevin. Prayers for you all. God Bless You All. Love, Connie

- Connie Lara, Monday March 23rd, 2020

Steve we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Peace be with you in your time os loss.

- Danny and Debbie Palmer, Monday March 23rd, 2020