William C. “Booker” Moody, 74 of Belmont, died on Friday, June 3, 2016 at Southwest Health Center Hospital, Platteville. Memorial services were at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at the Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville. Burial was at the Belmont Cemetery, where military rites were accorded. Memorials may be made to the Belmont Volunteer Fire Department or Belmont Volunteer EMS. The Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville, is serving the family. Online condolences can be made at www.melbyfh.com.
Bill was born on January 3, 1942 in Platteville, son of Clyde and Lula (Mills) Moody. Bill was united in marriage to Karen Olson-Oleson on March 27, 1989 at the Little Brown Church, Nashua, Iowa. He graduated from Belmont High School in 1960 and went to MATC, Madison, where he got his associates degree in accounting. After he graduated he worked at the University of Wisconsin, Madison until he was drafted in 1962. Bill served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War where he was honorably discharged in 1970. After serving in the United States Army he worked at Interstate Power, Dubuque, Iowa for 34 years as an accountant.
Bill owned and operated Moody’s Concessions for 50 years. He served as a volunteer for the Belmont EMS and as a fireman for the Village of Belmont for 49 years. He was very active in serving Belmont and Lafayette County. He served on the Belmont Village Board, School Board and School Fair Board; he also served on the Lafayette County Board of Directors, County Fair Board, and as the Lafayette County hospital chairman. He enjoyed flea markets, antiquing, and following his grandsons in their high school activities. Bill was an avid Badger fan and always enjoyed following the Belmont High School girls softball team.
Bill is survived by his wife, Karen of Belmont; stepson, Craig (Kathryn) Oleson of LaCrosse; grandsons, Tanner and Tyler Oleson of LaCrosse; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, step-father, Clarence Buss, father and mother-in-law, Wilbur and Vera Olson, aunt, Elva Mill.