Thomas "Lee" Moody Sr. NEWLAND Thomas "Lee" Moody Sr., 80, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 9, 2019, at his residence, with family by his side. He was born in Avery County to the late Robert L. Moody and Marjorie Lewis Moody. Lee was a devoted father and provider to his family including his nieces and nephews. He would help anyone in need. He was an avid outdoors man. He is loved and will truly be missed by many. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Kate Brewer Moody; sister, Kathleen Parrish; along with other family members. Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Tom Moody and wife, Karen, Jimmy Moody, Scott Moody and wife, Penny, Josh Moody, Katrena Secrest and husband, Scott, brothers; Larry Moody, Joseph Moody; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held in the Chapel of Kirksey Funeral Home Wednesday, June 12, at 6 p.m. A receiving of friends will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., at Kirksey Funeral Home. Flowers may be sent to Kirksey Funeral Home, 406 Lenoir Rd., Morganton, NC 28655. Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.advantagefunerals.com. Kirksey Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Thomas "Lee" Moody Sr.