Evan Richards Moody
November 4, 1938 - December 8, 2021
Evan Richards Moody, age 83, of Newark, DE, went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, surrounded by his loved ones.
Born in Morgantown, WV on November 4, 1938, he was a son of the late Evan and Elizabeth (Richards) Moody. Evan worked as a divisional claims superintendent for State Farm Insurance Company until his retirement. After starting a family of his own, he moved them from St. Albans, WV to Delaware in the fall of 1973. Evan served as a 40-year choir member of Ogletown Baptist Church where he made life-long friendships. He touched many hearts including the hearts of his masonic brothers and his many other acquired family members. Evan was one of eight siblings and cherished spending time with them. To his family he was known as “Pappap”, but to countless others he was known as their brother and friend. Evan proudly served as the Master of Jackson Lodge in Delaware City and as the Grand Master of Masons in Delaware, but above all, he was “Proud to be a Mason.” Evan was a lifetime supporter of West Virginia University and a fan of Mountaineer athletics.
Evan is survived by his “first” wife of 61 years, Joan W. Moody; sons, John E. Moody (Janet) and David R. Moody (Shannon), both of Newark; grandchildren, Kayla (Joshua), Jamie (Hillary), Christopher (Ashley), Gavin, and Gage; and three great granddaughters.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am until 12 pm on Friday, December 17, 2021 at the Nur Shrine Center, 198 S. DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE, where a masonic service will begin at 11:45 am. A funeral service will immediately follow at 12 pm. Face coverings are recommended for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine. Interment will be held privately.
Any family members or friends who are unable to attend the services for Evan can live stream the service by clicking here.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Evan’s memory to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Terry Diamond/Donations, 3551 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140 or online by clicking here.