Joshua Martin Moody, 44, of Center

Joshua Martin Moody, 44, of Center, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2022. 


On March 25, 1978, Josh was born to his father, Gary Moody and his mother, JoAnne Moody Cornwall. A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm on Sunday, April 3, 2022, at Mangum Funeral Home.


 In 2002, Josh married Candace Christian, and they had a daughter, Madeline Moody who he called his Princess. In 2008, Josh married the love of his life, Lily. Josh was an accomplished chef and businessman in Houston. He and Lily moved to Center in 2011 and built a great life together with their children, Ryder and Ryan. To know Josh was to love him. He was a friend to all and had countless friends everywhere he went. When seeing Josh, you would always be met with a warm hug. But more than anything, his kids were the center of his world. He would stop whatever he was doing to take them their lunch on a normal school day just so they would know he was thinking about them during the day. Josh had the most generous and loving heart. He would often be seen bringing the teachers breakfast, donating boxes of chips for all of the kids at school, and even buying kids a drink at the ballpark, which is what he did on his very last day on this Earth. Josh was so loved and will be missed by so many. 


Left to cherish his memory are: 

His ex-Wife, Candace Christian, and their Daughter, Madeline Moody

His Wife, Lily Moody, and they Sons, Ryder and Ryan Moody

Niece, River Moody Murphy and her Husband, Curtis Murphy

Father and Stepmother, Gary and Marti Moody

Mother and Stepfather, Jo Anne and Neil Cornwall

Grandfather, John Calvin Carroll


Josh was preceded in death by his beloved Brothers, Justin Brett Moody and Christopher Michael Moody and their beloved Grandmother, Betty Jane Mills Moody Carroll


Services are pending under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home. 


The Light and Champion

137 San Augustine St.
Center TX 75935