William Knox Moore Jr.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Funeral service for Mr. William Knox Moore Jr., 85, of Howell, were conducted May 30 at Higgins Funeral Home. The Rev. Tim Smith officiated and burial followed in Unity Cemetery. Mr. Moore passed away Thursday, May 28, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.

Mr. Moore was a native and life long resident of the Howell community, and son of the late William Knox Moore Sr. and Pauline Moore. He was a farmer, former owner of Barnes-Moore Tractor, bus driver, Lincoln County School Transportation Supervisor, and realtor with Massey Real Estate. He was a member and elder of Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Ruby Nell Watt Moore; daughters Teela (Kenneth) Mason of McMinnville and Terry (Tom) Brown of Niota; grandchildren Jeremy (Crystal) Womack of Hixson, Mark (Amy) Womack of Lavergne, Lucas Womack of New York, N.Y., John (Melissa) Powell of Knoxville and Blane (Courtney) Powell of McMinnville; step-grandchildren Monte (Kristy) Mason of McMinnville and Devin (Sheli) Mason of McMinnville; five great-grandchildren and eight step-great grandchildren.

Visitation with the family was held Saturday at Higgins Funeral Home. Those serving as pallbearers included Jeremy Womack, Mark Womack, Lucas Womack, John Powell, Blane Powell, Brian Watt. Honorary pallbearers included Philip Barnes, Gene Groce, Bill Stovall, Bill Glenn and Jim Arnold.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fayetteville Cumberland Presbyterian Children's Fund.