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Thomas Moody

November 16, 1949 — June 4, 2023


Thomas “Tom” Moody, age 73, of Knoxville, TN passed away at home on Sunday, June 4, 2023, surrounded by family. He was born on November 16, 1949, in Middlesboro, KY to the late Bill and Gladys Moody. He graduated from Middlesboro High School in 1967 where he met the love of his life, Nancy Lou Burch. Following high school, Tom studied accounting at Eastern Kentucky University and received his degree in 1971. He married Ms. Nancy Lou Burch on November 19, 1976, and went on to work as an accountant for numerous companies before establishing his own tax preparation/accounting firm in 2000. Some of his hobbies included spending time with family and friends, fishing, boating, golfing, watching/supporting UT athletics, and, most importantly, working.

Tom is survived by his wife, Dr. Nancy Burch Moody; son, Adam Moody; daughter, Mykel Moody; nephew, Travis Moody; nephew John Burch; cousin, Linda Gibson; sister-in-law, Sandra Ferguson; and many other cousins and relatives.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Gladys Moody; brother, Steve Moody; niece, Nancy Burch; and his beloved dog and partner in crime, Bailey.

The family of Thomas "Tom" Moody will receive friends on Friday, June 9, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Cawood Funeral Home chapel, Middlesboro, Kentucky. A Rosary Service will immediately follow at 7:00 p.m. in the Cawood Funeral Home chapel.  At the conclusion of the Rosary Service, a funeral service will be held with Father Dan Noll, Celebrant.  Music will be provided by pianist, Kristopher Patterson.

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All arrangements for Thomas “Tom” Moody are under the care of Cawood Funeral Home.

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Recitation of the Rosary

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Funeral Mass

Friday, June 9, 2023

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