Obituary for Lee Willard Moody


Lee Willard Moody was born November 14, 1946 to the late Orgetorix and Corena Moody in Providence, Kentucky. Lee’s educational journey began in the Rosenwald School System in Providence. After his family moved to Missouri, Lee attended and graduated from Parkway Central High School in Chesterfield, Missouri. He furthered his education and studied Speech Pathology, Oral Reading and Theater at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. It was there that he joined the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and became a proud “Omega Man” who truly believed the Greek phrase “friendship is essential to the soul”.

Lee worked for many years as a Speech Specialist in the Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District located in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. In June 2006, he retired with more than 20 years of devoted service. Lee was an avid sports fan who loved watching his favorite NFL team, the Minnesota Vikings.
In 2010, Lee and his mother returned to Providence after many years of living in Missouri. Lee was a caring and devoted son who spent his later years providing excellent care for his mother until her death.
Lee’s life will be forever remembered and his memory greatly cherished by his best friend and companion: Shannon Starks; and her children: DeNaleigh and Jarvis. He also leaves to cherish his memory a host of cousins and friends.
Services will be Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation will be noon until service time. Burial is at Cumberland Hill Cemetery. Condolences may be left at