Moore, Jerry Peyton, Sr. (Ringgold)

Monday, January 29, 2018

Jerry Peyton Moore Sr., 78, of Ringgold, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, January 28, 2018. He was born in Chattanooga to the late Khinard Cliffton “K.C.” Moore, Sr., and Pauline Kelly Moore. He was a lifelong resident of the Northwest Georgia area, and a former employee of Coor’s Ceramics, where he worked for 15 years. He was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, where he served as custodian for 17 years, and also as deacon, usher and greeter. He was also a former member of Calvary Memorial Baptist Church in Fort Oglethorpe from 1964 through 1995.

Jerry loved to fish, work in the yard and was an avid Alabama fan. Jerry was extremely proud of his grandsons, Jackson and Hayden, and loved being their Pappa.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Billie Baldwin Moore of Ringgold; their sons, Jerry Peyton “Jay” Moore Jr. of Ringgold and Steven Gregory (Connie) Moore of Ringgold; sisters, Nancy Giddens of Trenton and Mary Ann Gardner of Trenton; brother, Khinard Cliffton “Cliff” Moore, Jr. of Hixson; grandsons, Jackson and Hayden Moore; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 1 at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday noon-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Flowers will be accepted, or memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tn. 38105, or online at stjude.org.

Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Homes - Wallis-Stewart Chapel, Ringgold. Online register book may be signed at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.



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