James E. Moody

james moody

July 31, 1945 ~ May 29, 2023

Born in: Columbus, OH
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Asheville- James E. Moody, 77, of Asheville, died Monday, May 29, 2023 at Mission Hospital.

Born in Columbus, OH, he was a son of the late William Brooks and Mattie Moody Dunn. He was also preceded in death by a son, Aaron Moody, a sister, Patricia Price as well as a brother, Donald Dunn.

James passed peacefully while watching the CocaCola 600 with family by his side. Even though they were divorced, he and his ex-wife, Ruth Price, were still very close and she was with him until the end. He never met a stranger and was loved deeply by many for 77 years. If you are so inclined to honor him, please consider doing it with a kind deed.

He is survived by two daughters, Sandra Moody of Fletcher and Kim Buckner of Asheville; one son, Stephen Moody of Asheville; two brothers, Cecil Moody of Newport, TN and Dave Moody of Phoenix, AZ; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, June 1, 2023 at Ashelawn Gardens of Memory.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.


Graveside Service: June 1, 2023 11:00 am

Ashelawn Gardens of Memory
901 Aiken Road
Asheville, NC 28804


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