Dan David Moody, 81, of Lindsay, Oklahoma, passed from this life on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at his home in Crozet, Virginia. He was born the second of three children to Oswan Benjamin Moody and Mary Helen Davis on July 3, 1935.
Dan graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1957 with a degree in Accounting and began a 20-year career with the United States Army. Specializing in logistics and hospital administration, his military service included four overseas tours. He attained the rank of Lt. Colonel and retired in 1978 from the Health Services Command at Fort Carson, Colorado. His military service awards included: National Defense Service Medal, Joint Services Commendation Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, and the Army Commendation Medal.
Dan married Barbara Louise Fargo on June 19, 1957, at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He was a devoted family man, teaching his sons countless lessons through travels and outdoor adventures. He was active in the community through offices held with Boy Scouts of America and local Rotary Clubs. Later in life, Dan developed a passion for sailing, spending several years sailing the Florida Keys, the Caribbean, and as far south as Venezuela.
Dan is survived by two sons, Mark and David; their wives, Carla and Debby; five grandchildren, Aaron, Alex, Aimee, Justin, and Jenna, all from Charlottesville, Va. Dan is also survived by a younger sister, Martha, of Pauls Valley, Okla.
The family would like to thank the Lodge at Old Trail staff for their patient, loving, and kind support of Dan.
A private service is being planned for a future date to coincide with interment of Dan’s ashes at Arlington National Cemetery and his hometown of Lindsay, Oklahoma.