R. Weldon Moody, 88, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2012, in Granbury. Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at Acton Baptist Church. Interment: Tolar Cemetery in Tolar. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Wiley Funeral Home. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association , www.alz.org. Weldon Moody was born Dec. 2, 1923, in Morgan Mill to Byrn and Millie Davis Moody. He went to school in Bluff Dale and Stephenville High School. He spent almost four years in the United States Navy, from 1942 to 1946, with eight trips across the Atlantic Ocean and one across the Pacific. He spent two semesters at John Tarleton Junior College and received his B.S. degree from Howard Payne University. He received his master's degree from Southwest Texas State in San Marcos. He played basketball one year at Tarleton and three at Howard Payne. Weldon coached in the Kyle ISD and Granbury ISD and at Polytechnic High School and Western Hills High School with Fort Worth ISD. From 1972 to 1987 he served as vice principal and principal of Granbury High School as well as principal of Acton Elementary. After the 1987 school term, he retired with 45 years of dedicated service to education and sports. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Curtis Moody and wife, Clyde; and brother, JT Moody and wife, Patsy. Survivors: His wife of nearly 67 years, Winta Beth Nix Moody; sister, Dorothy Moody-Steele of Benbrook; brother, Allen Moody and wife, Betty, of Bedford; brother, Bob Moody of Arkansas; son, Rue Allen Moody and wife, Rene, of Highland Village; grandchildren, Ryan Moody of The Colony, Jennifer Shrum of Naperville, Ill., and Timmy Spruill and wife, Jessica, of Buda; and great-grandson, Zane Spruill of Buda.
Published in Star-Telegram on May 30, 2012