David Franklin Moody

April 30, 2019

Charlotte- David Franklin Moody, 60, of Belmont, NC (formerly of the Steele Creek Community in Charlotte) passed away April 30, 2019 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. He was born May 2, 1958 to the late Joseph Carson (JC) and Ann Alexander Moody. 

David was preceded in death by his parents and brother Carson Moody, Jr. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Donna Christenbury Moody; daughters, Karsen Pennington and husband, Carson and Allison Moody; sister, Marian Hines; and several special cousins. 

David began work with Southern Bell as an operator immediately after graduating from Olympic High School. For the next 35 years he was employed in various positions throughout BellSouth and AT&T. He developed friendships with many co-workers that lasted a lifetime. David also worked several part time jobs after retirement with Cyient, Telics, Courier Express, FedEx, Sherwin-Williams and Victory Chevrolet. 

David served his community as the president of the Steele Creek Elementary PTA and treasurer of South Point High School Booster Club. He served as a volunteer bus driver for band students, chorus students and softball teams.  As a softball dad, David helped maintain fields, worked concession stands, and was a very vocal cheerleader.  He supported all activities that his daughters were involved in.  He was happiest when he was loving and serving others. So many were recipients of his kindness shown in his quick phone calls, simple texts, short handwritten notes, banana pudding, and visits from a special Santa. 

David was a lifelong member of Steele Creek Presbyterian Church where he served as deacon, elder, member of cemetery committee, bus driver, and even Toddler Sunday School teacher. While it does not have an official title, his gift to the church, was loving its members. He dearly loved his church family! 

A special thank you to the Levine Cancer Institute staffs of Dr. Earle Burgess and Dr. Peter Clark for the love and care they provided through his cancer journey. He loved them all. 

The family will receive friends during a visitation to be held on Sunday, May 5, 2019 from 6-8 PM at Steele Creek Presbyterian Church at Pleasant Hill, 15000 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28278.  A service to celebrate David’s life will be held at the church on Monday, May 6, 2019 at 2:00 PM officiated by his pastor and friend, Rev. Dr. William Jeffrey Pinkston. The committal will take place prior to the service on Monday at 12:30pm at the Steele Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 7407 Steele Creek Road, Charlotte, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Steele Creek Presbyterian Church at Pleasant Hill, or the donor’s choice of charity. 

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.


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  • Donna Neil

    Donna and his family, I am so sorry and sad about David. I am sorry as a Nurse I could not do more for him ,he was the best !! what a big smile he had ,also he always called me his favorite nurse and always there for your Donna as you husband ! I will miss our talks and seeing him at the football games but I will never forget him .What a positive person he was .

  • Urology Team at LCI

    The entire urology team at LCI will miss our dear friend. David Moody was full of love and hope. He brought a smile to all of us every time he came in and made our day better. We will miss him. All our thoughts and prayers go out to his beloved wife Donna and the entire family.

  • Mark and Sandi Kimel and Reah Barger

    Donna, Allison, Karsen and Carson,
    Prayers for your comfort and thinking of you all. Loved seeing David at the softball field. He always had a smile and kind words!

  • Gerri Richardson

    Donna and Kids
    We are from Berryhill Baptist Church and of course Nancy C Know her from the school and Church
    Sending out our prayers and thoughts and remember God arms will be around the family

  • Pat & Fred Herrin

    David was a wonderful person and will be missed by everyone. Our deepest condolences and prayers to the Moody family.

  • Tammy (Faulkner) Cornelius

    Donna, Marian and Girls- I am so sorry to hear of David’s passing. He was one of the sweetest people I’ve ever known - a true blessing to anyone he met. I pray God gives you comfort during these difficult days ahead, and remember he will always be with you in spirit.

  • Ann & Phillip Seaman

    We met David when our two churches merged on January 1st. In the short time we knew him, we found him to be so likable. He will be missed by so many, those who knew him a lifetime and those who only got to know him a brief moment. Prayers for his family.

  • Kay Wallace

    This wonderful man was a once in a life time friend, a person that cant be forgotten. It was a privillage to call him friend, so many people come and go in our lives, this going was way to soon and I can say I will never know anyone that was as joyful and loving to be around. He added to any conversation or event with his presence and that smile of his face with that big loving hug that always greeted you will be missed by anyone who knew him. I will miss his laugh and the way he could make you laugh at his JC and Ann stories. So many wonderful memories of him to count. I am glad your pain is over but the pain of missing you seems to only grow with every day that has gone by, I know your family is feeling this evryday and know there is no one who will ever fill your shoes. Love you brother from another mother

  • Terry hefner

    We have lost a sweet joyful and funny soul. Heaven rejoices and receives him with open arms. Love to Donna and girls
    Terry and Brent

  • Robert Alexander

    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and Prayers to the entire Family. Cousin Bob

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