Obituary: Jeffrey Doyle Moore

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Jeffrey Doyle "Jeff" Moore, 55, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday night, Oct. 20, 2010, at his residence, following an extended illness.

Jeff was a native of Marshall County and served his country during the Vietnam War in the United States Army. He was an electrical lineman, working for many different contractors. Jeff was a father and friend who loved people and gave of himself whenever asked. His family remembers his ability to work on "anything that ran," describing him as a "car guru." Though he had a passion for living, it seemed Jeff was happiest climbing a pole and working on the line. He worked a young crew of linemen who loved and protected him as his health began to fail.

His interests were varied, from the Atlanta Braves and bluegrass music to Jack Daniels and the music of the Celtic Women. Through it all, Jeff reserved the most special area of his life for his grandchildren and animals. His family and friends gave him the strength to live each new day.

Jeff was preceded in death by his mother, Dorris Young Jones; his grandparents who raised him, Buck and Annie Young; and a special uncle, Mack Hardison.

He is survived by his wife, Rita Gattis Moore of Lewisburg; daughter, Kenna Leigh Moore Puckett of Chapel Hill; son, Jeffrey Doyle Moore II of Shelbyville; stepdaughter, Jennifer Aldridge of the Wheel Community; stepson, John Hickman of Lewisburg; sister, Perrie (Keith) Bills of Lewisburg; special aunt, Teenie Hardison; nine grandchildren; and a niece and nephew.

A Life Celebration was held at LifeSong Family Church on Saturday, Oct. 23, followed by burial in Friendship Cemetery, Culleoka.

The pallbearers were Sammy Hay, Paul Wiles, Bart Workman, Chris Oliver, Billy Prince, Stanley Stinnett, Jeff Moore II, and Jeremy Posey.

The family requests memorial donations to the charity of your choice.

You may sign Jeff's online registry at

The Cremation Society of Tennessee, Christopher Taylor director, was in charge of arrangements.