Richard Lance Moody


December 9, 1954 - December 3, 2020

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In the comfort of his home on the evening of December 3, 2020, Richard Lance Moody went home to be with the Lord while surrounded by his family and friends after nine years of battling cancer.

Lance was born December 9, 1954, in Victoria, Texas to the late Doy Alfred Moody and Margaret “Peggy” James Moody. Lance is a true testimony of how the Lord can work in your life. It took Lance some time to decide to seek the Lord and ask him to come into his life and change him. Change him is exactly what the Lord did and made Lance the man that the Lord wanted him to be and the man that we all know and love.

Early in Lance’s young life he and his former wife, Debra Louise Bishop Moody, welcomed their only child, Paula Diann Moody, into the world. Paula was special to Lance the minute she was born, sharing the same date he was born, the same Dr. that delivered him at the same hospital.

It was when Paula was born that he knew he had to make some changes in his life. Lance moved out west to Midland, Texas for assistance with his drug and alcohol problems. After receiving help, Lance became a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counselor for PDAP, Palmer Drug Abuse Program, using his experience to connect with people in need.

Lance moved to Burnet in 1993, with his daughter, Paula. He took pride that he was a single parent raising his only child alone. He worked for the City of Burnet, Delaware Springs Golf Course as a mechanic for ten years. After that he drove for Advantage Towing & Wrecker Service until just a few months ago when he was not able to drive. He loved his job and the opportunity it gave him to share his story and the love he had for the Lord with everyone he met.

Lance was an active member of AA (Alcohol Anonymous) and NA (Narcotic Anonymous) Recovery Programs. He was also a leader of Celebrate Recovery at the Hill Country Fellowship where he was able to give his testimony to many. He was also a valued board member of “His Joshua House” in Kingsland, Texas.

Lance was very proud of his sobriety anniversary date of April 18, which he celebrated each year. His sobriety is when he started his journey with the Lord. You could always count on Lance being at the front doors at Hill Country Fellowship when you walked in on Sunday mornings with a big smile and hug. If you dared asked how he was, the answer never change, “I AM BLESSED”.

During his free time which wasn’t often, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing golf, driving his collection of old cars (red mustang, corvette yellow jeep) around town, but his favorite was spending time with his three grandchildren. Lance enjoyed spending time watching them show their show animals and participating in the Burnet FFA programs. You could find him standing ringside and cheering for them letting everyone know they were his grandkids! He was extremely proud of his daughter and grandchildren.

Survivors include his daughter Paula Moody, along with her fiancé and his dear friend, Kirk Hagen; grandchildren, Cora Warwick, Hilton Warwick and Allyson Warwick; and one great grandchild who he adored, Hayze Pierce Ridnell, all of Burnet, Texas; his best friend and brother in Christ, Rick Neely and wife Shelly Neely; brother Bill Moody and wife Joanne; sister Nancy Moody Palmer; nephews and nieces; and numerous cousins and friends.

Remembering Lance:

“What people think of you is none of your business”

“You have to have gratitude to have attitude” And no matter how he was feeling, he said “I’M BLESSED”

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 19, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Hill Country Fellowship, Burnet, Texas, officiated by Rodney McGee.

There will be limited seating in the Church due to the pandemic. The service will be live-streamed through Hill Country Fellowship Facebook page.