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Berry Funeral Home

3704 Chapman Highway, Knoxville, TN

OBITUARY

Thomas Cecil Moore Jr.

September 22, 1936November 27, 2019
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Thomas C. Moore Jr., age 83, of Knoxville, Tennessee, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was a 1954 graduate of Young High School, where he ran track and played football. Tom was the captain of the football team his senior year. It was during this time where he met the love of his life and married two years later. He attended Hiwassee and Maryville College. Tom loved playing guitar and singing as well as watching UT sports, genealogy and serving the Lord. You would always find Tom on the sidelines coaching and cheering on his sons during their sporting events. Tom was a charter member, Deacon and Sunday School teacher at Friendly Chapel Baptist Church, where he attended for over 50 years. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, he constantly surrounded himself with family, which brought great joy to his life. He is preceded in death by his parents; Thomas C. and Ruby M. Moore Sr.; sister and brother-in-law, Euretha and Roger Dunlap. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Frances "Opal" Johnson Moore; sons and daughters in-law, Tim and Amanda Moore, Tom and Natalie Moore; grandchildren, Amanda, Bailey (Caleb), Adam and Chloe; great grandchildren, Laila, Kamari, Kinzley, Peyton, Mackenzie, Isla and Landon; sister and brother in-law, Blaine and Carol Atchley and nieces and nephews. Special thanks to UT Hospice for all of their love and support. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Tennessee, 5801 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37919. Family will receive friends, Monday, December 2, 2019 in the chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 3704 Chapman Hwy, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Funeral service to follow with Rev. Buddy Johnson and Jerry Crye to officiate. Family and friends will meet at Sherwood Chapel and Memorial Gardens, 3176 Airport Hwy, Alcoa, Tennessee, Tuesday December 3, 2019 for an 11:00am interment service. Online condolences may be made at www.berryfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Monday, December 2, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 2, 2019
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, December 3, 2019

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Connie Jackson Beja

December 1, 2019

Our deepest condolences to you and your family for your loss. Tom was a wonderful person and we were so blessed to have known him and his family from Church. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. God Bless you all
Connie, Shelly and Brady

Ruth Mowery

December 1, 2019

Opal, so sorry to hear about Tom. He has a special place in my heart & I'll miss him so very much. Growing up together was a lot of fun especially "family music nights". I can't be there because I have just had open heart surgery but you are in my prayers. Love & blessings to all. Ruth Brown Mowery

Vicky Taylor Houser

December 1, 2019

Came to my house years ago for singing and picking with mom and several friends and family .. LOVE TO HEAR HIM PIC AND SING. One of the sweetest men on earth and Opal as well...My mom Rosalie Moore Taylor grew up very close to him and his parents .Cecil was her Dads, my grandpaws brother.. LOVED Tom so much and do many family music was a part of my life. Will be so missed.. Our deepest sympathy to his family .. Vicky, Sherry, and Danny..

Mary Townsend

November 30, 2019

One of God's disciples.In my eyes he was a great man,a lot like his earthly father.A man that I was blessed to have known.


Dowell and Diannia Bales

November 30, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family..we so enjoyed knowing Tom from softball. No one loved the game more. May the memories keep your heart full and help heal the sadness..
Deepest Sympathy
Love ❤
Dowell and Diannia

Gaynell Ferguson

November 30, 2019

Our Prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow

Jimmy and Gaynell Ferguson

Blanche Mccarrell

November 29, 2019

I have known Tom for a lifetime almost. We went to high school and church together Our children all grew up together. Tom was a special kind and loving individual well liked by all who knew him. He will certainly be missed. My love and prayers for his wonderful family.

Christina Bruner- Polovich

November 29, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with Tom for several years at Elavon. He was definately one of my favorite people. Tom brought something to our team that No one else could. He told the best stories and shared his vast experiences of many adventures throughout his life. He sure did love his wife and she was "the most beautiful woman in the world". Tom will be greatly missed but his legend will live on in the hearts of those of us who were blessed to know him.

Joshlin Sears

November 29, 2019

I worked with Tom at Elavon and there was no nicer man around. He was my buddy and always made sure I got Lemon Bars. He always kept a smile and I loved to hear him talk about his family especially his wife. Many time with tears in his eyes he would tell me she is more beautiful today than the day I married her. He loved her with every ounce of his body as well as the rest of his family. I miss working with him so much . He was truly a Man of God and loved the lord. Until we meet again Tom.. prayers for comfort to his wife and family

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