Johnny Moody, 64, of Shawnee, passed away Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, in Oklahoma City.

Johnny W. Moody, 64, lifelong resident of Shawnee, passed away Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, in Oklahoma City.

He was born Aug. 7, 1952, in Shawnee and was raised by his loving parents, John and Myrtle Cundiff.

Johnny was raised in Shawnee and attended Shawnee Public Schools graduating with the class of 1971 from Shawnee High School. He earned his Associate degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University on a football scholarship.

He met his future wife, Lisa Morrel, while they were both working for the City of Shawnee and they were married on Aug. 12, 1991, in San Antonio, Texas. After marriage they made their home in Shawnee where they raised their family and have since lived. Johnny was a true Shawnee boy at heart and never dreamed of living and raising his family anywhere else. He turned down jobs that would have required him to move from his beloved Shawnee.

Johnny began his career in law enforcement as an investigator with the Tecumseh Police and retired from the Shawnee Police Department as a Sargent after 25 years of service. After his retirement, he worked for 12 years as an investigator with the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s Office. He was awarded the Policeman of the Year by the Rotary Club and was part of the Police Detail that served at the Murrah Building.

He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and a member of International Union of Police Associations. Johnny was a passionate OU fan and loved going to football games. He was soft-hearted when it came to all animals, especially his dogs, Punky and Lacey. Johnny loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren; they were the focal point of his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Myrtle Cundiff.

Those left to cherish his memories are his loving wife of 25 years, Lisa (Morrel) Moody of the home; three daughters and three sons-in-law, Tara and John Adams of Broken Arrow, Mindy and Jason Lingo of Moore, and Emily and Matt Overland of Norman; seven grandchildren, Brycen Adams, Barret Adams, Katen Adams, Jaxson Lingo, Reese Overland, Elle Overland and Eden Overland; brother and sister-in-law, James and Molly Moody of Shawnee; great-niece, Myca Roberson; numerous friends and other loving extended family.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15, at New Beginnings Church in Shawnee with Mike Taylor officiating under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

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