He was born in Rockdale to the late Harry Houston and Ivy Williams Moody on Feb. 17, 1922.
Charles proudly served his country as a pilot during World War II in the United States Army Air Corps. He retired from Dresser Atlas after many years of ser- vice. He was a member of St. Mary’s Cathol ic Church, the A mer ican Legion No. 166 and Knights of Columbus No. 1329.
He loved hunting and fishing, and he was completely dedicated to his grandsons. Charles looked forward to and enjoyed his 2 P.M. coffee with his friends.
Charles is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Vickie Hrabovsky Moody of Victoria; daughter, Charlotte Grindstaff and husband Nick of Friendswood; grandsons, Nicholas Grindstaff Jr. and Charles Grindstaff; brother, James Moody and wife Tony of Rockdale; two nieces and one nephew.
The family received friends from 5-7 p.m. and rosary followed at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, at Grace Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass was 10 a.m. Monday, May 7, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Dan Morales, officiating. Burial with full military honors under the auspices of the Victoria County Veterans Council, A L , CW V, VFW, DAV, MCL, MOWW, EXPOW, MOPH, VVA, and KWV was at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Nicholas Grindstaff Jr., Travis Grindstaff, Randall Bernhard, Nathan Brown, Donald Roemer and Larry Ormsby.
Honorary pallbearer was Charles Grindstaff.
Grace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.