Tony Lee


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Tony Lee Moudy

Aug 01 1945 - Jun 09 2010

Tony was born on August 1, 1945 in Lubbock, Texas to Horace Courtney and Virginia Ruth Moudy. He was the middle child with an older sister Linda Kay Shephard and a younger brother Ricky Joe Moudy. Tony’s father didn’t like his name and wanted to name his children simple names thus Tony instead of Anthony and Ricky instead of Richard. Tony grew up in a small town in Kansas and was a farm boy at heart. He loved the country and small towns. He never did learn to love the big city. After high school he attended Ventura Beauty College in Ventura, Ca and became a hairdresser. He returned to Ellinwood, Kansas in 1965 where he met and married Carolyn Jo Corkill Moudy on December 10, 1966 at the age of 21. They were married for 43 and ½ years. He has two sons, Michael Lance Moudy of Las Vegas, Nevada and Gregory Allen Moudy of Plano, Texas. Michael and his wife Bonnie have 5 children, Alex and Ashley Moudy, and Austin, Daniel and Tyler White. Austin preceded his grandfather to heaven in 2009. Gregory and his wife Beverly have two children, Caitlyn and Nicholas. In Hutchinson, Kansas Tony and Carolyn met their lifelong friends Steve and Patty Lohr, Marcia and Keith Dawson and Sharon Wilborn. Tony was a business owner and owned beauty salons and beauty colleges in Kansas. In 1978 they moved to Allen, Texas and Tony owned a beauty salon and 2 beauty colleges in Dallas before getting out of the business in 1988. In 1989 he established Dry Master Carpet Care and Greg became a partner with him after graduating college. Tony dearly loved his family and would sacrifice in order to give them what he thought they would want or need. In the entire time his sons were growing up he only missed one sports event of Michael’s and one band concert of Gregory’s. He felt it was important to support his children in everything they did. He was proud of the men his sons had become and enjoyed being a grandfather. He was a man of strong opinions and never stinted at voicing them. You always knew where you stood with him good or bad. He found it easy to talk to people and was always joking around even with strangers. Tony loved the Lord and was a fiercely loyal Missouri Synod Lutheran. We know that he is heaven and reunited with all his loved ones. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 12, 2010 at the Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 3601 W. 15th Street, Plano, Texas 75075, with Pastor John Lindner officiating.
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