Roscoe Elmer Moody, age 89, of Effingham, Illinois passed away peacefully on Friday morning December 30, 2016 at 7:25 AM at the Brookstone Estates in Effingham where he had made his residence the past few years.
Funeral Services will be conducted with Masonic Rites Thursday, January 5th at 11 A.M. in the Stratton & Karsteter Funeral Home, 1114 South Ripley Estates, Versailles, Indiana, 47042
Visitation for family and friends will be conducted from 10 AM to 11 A.M. on January 5, 2017 at the Stratton & Karstetter Funeral Home in Versailles, Indiana.
Military Burial Rites will be conducted by the Versailles American Legion Post #173 at the Benham Cemetery in Ripley County, Indiana following the funeral service.
Roscoe was born into the Christian family of Marion and Lula (Gray) Moody he was one of four siblings. He began his long life on January 11, 1927 in Cross Plains, Indiana. He enlisted in the Army of the United States on December 20, 1945 where he served his country well during World War II and received decoration of the Victory Medal-Army of Occupation Medal Germany. Roscoe reached the rank of S SGT. Roscoe received an Honorable Discharge on December 29, 1946. Roscoe was a loving father and grandfather that sacrificed his own interest to benefit those whom he loved. Besides raising a loving family with his late wife, Ruth “Betty” (Rickroad) Moody, Roscoe was an over the road truck driver employed by the Baylor Trucking Company of Milan, Indiana for a number of years. Later Roscoe moved to Effingham, Illinois and became the general manager of the Bobber Auto/Truck Plaza in Effingham and held that position for a number of years. After his retirement Roscoe was employed part time by Dust & Sons in Effingham.
Roscoe was a Life Member of the American Legion Post #173, as well as a 53 year member of Masonic Lodge #7 both of Versailles, Indiana.
Memorials may be directed to the Benham Cemetery in rural Ripley County, Indiana and or the Donor’s Choice.
He is survived by his Daughter Marilyn Irene Cornett-Hale of Berea, Kentucky. Brother Ray Moody of Milan, Indiana.
4-Grandchildren: Ross (wife, Carla Stuckemeyer) Cornett of Altamont, Illinois and their 4-sons: Lantz R.; Trevor J.; Evan L. and Logan E. Cornett. Sandy Cornett of Shumway, Illinois. Marc Sanders of Clarksville, Tennessee. Anette “Kissy” Youngblood of Green Castle, Pennsylvania. and several nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents Marion and Lula (Gray) Moody. Wife Ruth “Betty” Rickroad-Moody. Brother Ralph and his wife Fleta Moody. Sister Ella Ruth and her husband Ralph Evans.