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Charles Pitts Moody

December 6, 1937 — March 1, 2021

Charles Pitts Moody, 83, of Augusta, Georgia, passed away on Monday, March 1, 2021 at Augusta University.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Barbara Best Moody, whom he married on Valentine’s Day, 1960. He is also survived by his children: Leigh McCormack (Mike), Mark Moody (Mandy), Mary Moody, and Beth Watkins (Brent); nine grandchildren: Caitlin Phibbs (Harrison), Cameron McCormack, Michael McCormack, Ryan McCormack, Josh Cathey (Heather), Chandler Moody, Coleman Moody, Carson Moody, and Colby Watkins, and five great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Julian and Elizabeth Pitts Moody and his brother, Julian (Skippy) Moody.

Charles graduated from the Academy of Richmond County in 1957 where he helped the Musketeers win the 1956 football state championship. He retired from WRDW-TV, Channel 12 in 2011 after 54 years with the station. In 2007, he was honored with the Masters Major Achievement Award for 47 years of covering the Masters Golf Tournament. In 2014, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Southeast Chapter, awarded him an Emmy for 54 years in broadcast journalism. Charles directed the televised Sunday church services for First Baptist of Augusta for over 50 years and produced the local version of the MCG Children’s Miracle Network telethon for decades.
He was a member of the local 629 IATSE stage employee union and the Martinez Masonic Lodge #710, where he received his 25-year pin. He also proudly served in the Georgia National Guard for twelve years.
Charles, or “Charlie,” had a gentle spirit, was fiercely loyal, and adored his family. His genuine, unfailing kindness, quiet humor, and admirable humility made him the man his family and friends cherished.

The Moody family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to Augusta University’s kidney transplant team, to all the doctors, nurses, and staff on 3W Neuro ICU unit, to Dr. Rebecca Talley and Dr. Michael Whitlow for the excellent care and kindness shown to them. They would also like to thank the family of Evan Sutton Gill for the extraordinary gift of his kidney. Their donation was truly a gift of life and love.

A graveside service will be held Monday, March 8, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Westover Memorial Park, with Dr. Rodger Murchison officiating. Following the service, the family will receive friends at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Children’s Hospital of Georgia, Pediatric Cardiology, 1120 15th Street, Augusta, Georgia, 30912, or to the Colton Ballet Company, 2941 Walton Way, Augusta, Georgia, 30909.

Friends are asked to wear a mask or face covering and social distancing will be practiced.

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