Dean Moody, age 83, of Vilas, passed away Thursday, March 4, 2021 at his residence.

Dean was a kind and generous man who loved the Lord, his family and a bountiful harvest of friends.
Although he struggled with many health issues, he always persevered and showed great determination when having to overcome obstacles in life. He not only enjoyed gardening, but he also found great joy in tending to a wide variety of apple trees. Later in life, Dean was able to share his knowledge of raising rabbits with his bunny loving granddaughter Hannah. Another sweetness he found in life was beekeeping, and the fruits of his labor will be in our hearts
forever.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Triplett Moody of the home; one daughter, Kristy Goforth and husband Mitchell of Deep Gap; one granddaughter, Hannah Goforth of Deep Gap; one sister-in-law, Betty Greene of Vilas; three brothers-in-law, Jack Triplett and wife Patsy of Abingdon, Virginia; Tom Triplett of Clinton, Tennessee and Joe Triplett of Mountain City, Tennessee. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Charlie Edward Moody and Lucy Faye Minton Moody, one brother, Eugene Moody and one brother-in-law, Ted Greene.

Graveside services and burial with military honors will be conducted Monday, March 8, 2021 at 12:00 Noon at Adams Cemetery. Pastor Johnmark Brown will officiate. Military honors provided by American Legion Post 130, Boone.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Brushy Fork Baptist Church, 3915 US Highway 421 N, Vilas, North Carolina 28692.

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