FARMINGTON – John Wallace Moody, 82, of Avon, died Saturday, April 18, at Franklin Memorial Hospital.

He was born Feb. 9, 1927, in New Sharon, the son of Wallace O. and Harriet (Bailey) Moody. He married Phyllis P. Ross on Dec. 23, 1964.

He served his country from 1950 to 1952, in the U.S. Army, worked at Bath Iron Works, Pratt & Whitney Machinist in Connecticut, and as a wood worker in many local factories. He retired as a tin knocker from Fosters.

He was very well-known for his woodworking, sharpening of saws, tin knocking and many other crafts. He loved to make people laugh at his jokes, loved listening to country music, spending time with his family and friends, his dog, Toby, and camping with his wife and family at his favorite place, (Dummer Beach). He was a member of the Odd Fellows and the Phillips American Legion.

He is survived by Priscilla Donahue and her husband, Gilbert, of Sumner, Thelma Heath and her companion, Robert Mecham, of Chesterville, Juanita Bachelder and her husband, Wilfred, of Phillips, Gerald Moody and his wife, Lorrie of Phillips, Deborah Gould and her husband, Roy, of Phillips, Marcy Pinkham and her husband, Phillip, of Phillips, Frank Moody Sr. and his companion, Suzanne Galligan, of Wilton, Richard Moody and his wife, Teresa, of New Vineyard and Mike Moody of Florida; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his sisters, Lillian and her husband, Homer Julian, and Wally Gilcrist and her husband, Eddie.

He was predeceased by his wife of 36 years, Phyllis P. Moody; his son, Mahlon H. Ross; his sisters, Murial Moores, Harriet Haines and Louis Phillips; his brother, Charlie Moody; a grandson, Robert Kilkenny; and a granddaughter, Alydia Ross.

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