The most important things in Coleman's life were God, his children, grandchildren, and friends. He was a hardworking man who knew the value of providing for his family. He loved the Air Force, where he proudly served his country for 6 1/2 years. He often commented that he regretted the decision to leave but realized that he would have missed out on an even greater joy of having a wife, family, and grandchildren whom he loved so dearly.
He started working at the tender age of 12, helping his mother and siblings in any way that he could. His young life saw much hardship, but he learned the value of taking care to be faithful and dedicated in doing the best job possible, even when he encountered obstacles, which were many along the way. Coleman was never timid about working and always strived to do the very best job that he could.
After completing his tenure with the Air Force, he was employed by Union Carbide for 28 years as a supervisor in data processing and key punch. Upon his retirement from there, he worked with Lucent Technologies, AT&T and CVS in the interim until he secured employment with Carolina's Hospital, now MUSC. Coleman truly enjoyed working there in Information Technology where he managed the phone system for 12 years. After retiring from the hospital in 2013, he loved being home and having his family around him. He enjoyed working in the yard, fishing and watching NASCAR races, always pulling for a Ford!
He was loved very much and will be missed greatly by his wife of 54 years. He lived having seen the evidence of God's goodness and faithfulness to us. It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22-23)
Though he suffered from dementia in his final years, he continually asked about his children and grandchildren and relished each precious visit with them. Of all the things he loved on this earth, nothing matched his love for his family.
Surviving is his wife, Kathy Douglas Moody, children: Coleman C. “Cole” (Ashley) Moody of Florence, Matthew J. (Kristi) Moody of Simpsonville, Melanie (Robert) Lanier of Darlington and Kathryn (Eddie) Becker of Boiling Springs, grandchildren: Coleman C. “Cole” Moody, III, Carsyn Moody, Kaleb Moody, Nevaeh Moody, Cody Lanier, Macy Becker and Brooklyn Becker. Sisters: Barbara (Henry) Lewis, Connie Gibson, Rena (Raymond Gainey) Hubbard.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Dr. Ron T. Moody, and his mother, Mae E. Boswell (Moody).