Funeral services for William Moody, better known in the world of professional wrestling as Paul Bearer and Percy Pringle, will be held this weekend.
Tonight there will be a public wake held at the Serenity Funeral Home in Mobile, Alabama, between 5PM and 8PM and his funeral will be held on Saturday morning at 10 at St. Vincent Catholic Church in Mobile.
His obituary was published on the Mobile Register at AL.com and it reads as follows:
“MOODY William “Bill” Moody, age 58, went to be with the Lord and his wife, on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. William loved his kids and grandkids more than life itself. His second love was his profession. Little did he know that his mortician background would lead him to one of the biggest characters in the history of Professional Wrestling, “Paul Bearer”. “Moody” graduated from McGill Institute in 1972; shortly after, he enlisted in the Air Force. He loved the City of Mobile and local sports. He could always be seen at the Mobile BayBears games and rarely missed a Mobile Mysticks Hockey game. His favorite saying when returning from a trip and landing in Mobile was, “Wheels down in Sweet Home Alabama”. He was preceded in death by his wife of 30 years, Dianna Moody, brother, Harry “Bubba”, and his grandson, Troy. He is survived by his children, Michael (Beth) Moody, Daniel (Jami) Moody, grandkids, Grace, Danielle, Hope, parents, Harry and Clarice Moody, sister, Joan (Art) Garrett, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Visitation will be held Friday, March 8, 2013 at Serenity Funeral Home from 5 to 8 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Vincent Catholic Church on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 10 am. Interment will follow in Serenity Memorial Gardens.”