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Visitation

Farrar Funeral Home - Jefferson City
Tuesday January 11th, 2022
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Graveside Service

East Tennessee State Veteran's Cemetery
Friday January 21st, 2022
12:30pm

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James C. Moody

James C. Moody, 89, of Jefferson City unexpectedly passed away on January 7 after a brief cardiac illness when his valiant heart finally stopped beating. He died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family members. Jim was born and grew up in Vermont, the oldest of four children. Upon graduating from high school, he enlisted in the Air Force, serving during the Korean War. It was during that time that he met his wife, Esther Purkey of New Tazewell, who was the twin sister of one of his Air Force buddies. Jim and Esther married in 1953 and lived in Denver and Albuquerque while Jim was with the Air Force. In 1955, he left the military and moved to Jefferson City to attend the University of Tennessee. He later took a position as material control manager at Magnavox (later Philips Electronics), where he worked until retirement in 1990. He was involved in numerous community activities, including umpiring local semipro baseball, refereeing high school basketball, participating in local bowling leagues, and serving on the Jefferson County School Board. Remaining true to his Vermont roots, Jim was a man of few words but many friends. People knew that his word was his bond, and he was known for his many acts of kindness. Jim’s greatest source of pride was his family. Esther was truly the love of his life, and together they had five children: Gail (Tom), Joy (George), Jimmy (Linda), Connie (Peter), and Terri (Craig). They had 10 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Jim was also survived by a younger sister, Ruth Hosea. Visitation of friends and family will occur at Farrar Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 11 from 4:00 until 7:00. A military graveside service will be conducted on Friday, January 21 at 12:30 at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. Donations in Jim’s memory can be made to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.


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A candle was lit in memory of James Moody

Dorothy Rice Jan 11 2022 5:56 PM

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers

Becky Jan 11 2022 3:53 PM

ESTHER -- I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR OF JIM'S PASSING-- JUST REMEMBER HE IS NOT IN PAIN AND IS RESTING--LOVE YOU AND WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU-- CONTACT ME LATER WHEN THIS IS OVER---LOVE

MERTIE BUSH JANEWAY Jan 11 2022 2:22 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Moody

Janie Bailey Jan 11 2022 1:01 PM

Esther and family. Sharon and I were saddened to hear of Jim's passing. May the Lord comfort and bless you.
Terry and Sharon Monroe

Terry Monroe Jan 11 2022 10:07 AM

Kelli, Kevin, and family,

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Benjamin E Schlechter Jan 10 2022 11:15 PM

Sorry to here of Jim passing, Friends for 50 years

Bob Bates Jan 10 2022 6:45 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Moody

Glenn Ballinger Jan 10 2022 5:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Moody

Reva Jan 10 2022 10:06 AM

So sorry for your loss. Bobby and I worked with him. He was a Great person. Bobby and Reva Masoner

Bobby and Revs Masoner Jan 10 2022 10:05 AM

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