The Great Pumpkin Festival Committee would like to recognize this year’s Festival King and Queen, Rondal and Geraldine Moody.
Rondal and Geraldine assisted the late Clyde and Zelia Stephens in organizing and managing the first Festival Car Shows in the early 1990’s and worked with that popular event for several years. They have attended every Pumpkin Festival since then and have always entered their antique cars in the show.
Rondal and Geraldine Moody are lifelong residents of Fentress County. Rondal was born and raised in Allardt and Geraldine in Clarkrange. They met in Nashville where Rondal had gone for work and Geraldine for school. They got married in 1962 and moved back to Fentress County in 1963. They have been married for 57 years and have two children, Rhonda and James, who both live and have raised their children in Fentress County.
Rondal has been in business in Fentress County since he was 20 years old. Rondal and Geraldine had Moody's Cafeteria from 1963-1972. He was co-owner of C&M Car Washes and C&M Suzuki Center. Rondal started Moody's Used Cars in 1987. The business is now known as Moody's Automotive.
Rondal and Geraldine are both retired and their son, James now operates Moody's Automotive. Geraldine is retired after 31 years of employment at Fentress County General Hospital. Their daughter, Rhonda, also retired from the hospital. In their retirement they enjoy going to the lake, having lots of family time with children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They also enjoy spending the winters in Florida.
Rondal and Geraldine love God, their family, their country, and love living in Fentress County. They consider it an honor to have been chosen as the 2019 Pumpkin Festival King and Queen.
The Pumpkin Festival Committee is pleased to honor these great community servants, Rondal and Geraldine Moody.