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Michael Austin Moody
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Obituary for Michael Austin Moody

Michael Austin Moody, 20, of Charleston, South Carolina passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017.

He was born on May 22, 1996 in Charleston, South Carolina, son of Michael Scott Moody and Charlye Rigsbee Gagnon.

Austin graduated from Yamaha Marine School with a marine mechanic certification. He worked for Freeman Boatworks. Austin loved being outdoors. He enjoyed being on the water – boating, wakeboarding, and fishing. His family will remember him as a young man with a loving care-free spirit who had an infectious smile.

Austin is predeceased by his grandfather, James F. Moody, Jr. and two uncles: Walter Ronald Rigsbee, Jr. and Henry Driggers.

He is survived by his mother, Charlye Rigsbee Gagnon and her husband, Richard, of Felton, DE; his father Michael Scott Moody and his wife, Michelle, of Charleston, SC; one sister, Elizabeth Grace Moody; one brother, Ethan William Gagnon; stepbrother, Brett Pendarvis; grandparents: Maggie McDonald Moody, Walter Ronald Rigsbee, Sr., Faye Elizabeth Rigsbee, Lynn Conley (Roger Therrien), Richard William Gagnon (Irene), Linda Hammond, Ralph Hooper (Jackie); great-grandmother, Nellie Myers McDonald; several loving aunts, uncles and cousins; and his beloved beagle, Tosh.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at McAlister-Smith Funeral Home West Ashley Chapel. A graveside service will follow at Live Oak Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Charleston Animal Society, 2455 Remount Rd, North Charleston, SC 29406.

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Arrangements entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, West Ashley Chapel, 2501 Bees Ferry Road Charleston, South Carolina, 29414, 843-722-8371.

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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
McAlister-Smith Funeral Home West Ashley

2501 Bees Ferry Road
Charleston, SC 29414





2:30 PM
Live Oak Memorial Gardens Cemetery

Charleston, South Carolina 29414

Cemetery Details


Live Oak Memorial Gardens

3093 Ashley River Rd
Charleston, SC 29414


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