Obituary for Harvey J. Moody Sr.
Harvey James Moody Sr., born June 3, 1945 to the late Wilhelmina Moody
and Badger Lee Moody. Harvey fondly called Harv grew up in Philadelphia ,
attending Roman Catholic High School . He was an outstanding athlete where he
starred as an exceptional quarterback. Harvey went on to Bok vocational school in
South Philadelphia where he majored in tailoring.
Harvey’s work ethic started at a very young age, shining shoes, and tailoring. He
specialized in making suits and tuxedos for After Six and Company. He could stitch a
mean suit and wear an even meaner one.Later he worked at Lee Tires and eventually
moved to Bucks County where he had the opportunity to showcase his many talents as
he moved up the ladder of success. He was sure to be found speaking to whomever
listened about his Best friend “ The Man Upstairs Who Made Us”. After 30 years of
service he retired from the job he was passionate about and loved. Everyone he worked
with grew to love him. His many co-workers would openly express how much they
learned from Harv from his unwavering work ethic. He always had to produce the
best product . His work ethic is still practiced by many he left on the job. Harvey truly
enjoyed his job with the county and never cut corners. He was a proud man. This was
demonstrated by the work he produced and how he carried himself. You knew when
Harvey J. Moody Sr. walked in the room. Harvey had his way of letting everyone
know who was the Guide & Master of his Life.
Harvey met his wife, Vera Moody 52 years ago when they were just nineteen years of
age. It was an instant connection. Both Harvey and Vera worked extremely hard
together to provide a stable, comfortable life for their children, Darold, Roosevelt, Tia
and Harvey Jr. He loved the lord and made sure that his kids also knew him. Harvey
had an unshakable faith that he passed on to all he touched. One of his favorite
scriptures was John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the
world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”He
read the word daily and always had encouraging spiritual words for any every
situation. He never doubted the power of God’s hand in our lives.
Harvey loved to travel with his wife and family. He had a joyful nature and
contagious smile that was enjoyed by all. He had a passion for life and made his
grandchildren his priority. He, ( Pop Pop) was at every football game, track meet,
basketball game and school event. Everyone knew and loved him. He made an
impression on whomever he met. In his spare time he enjoyed gardening, watching a
good western movie, billiards, his animals and the latest boxing match. He knew how
to work hard and relax even harder.
On Tuesday, February 27, 2018 God in his infinite wisdom called Harvey home while
saying, “Well done my good and faithful servant.” He leaves to mourn his wife Vera,
his sisters Barbara, Charlotte, Isoke and his brother Walter, his sons Darold,
Roosevelt, Harvey Jr., his daughter Tia, his son-in-law Ezan, his daugher-in-law
Ezan, his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren along with a score of nieces,
nephews, cousins and extended family and friends.
Harvey was the patriarch of the family and will be deeply missed by all.
Life Story for Harvey J. Moody Sr.
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