September 5, 2002
GORDON A. MOFFETT
(4/21/1918 - 8/31/2002)
Gordon A. Moffett, 84, of Conway, AR, formerly of the Memphis and Kirksville, MO, areas, passed away August 31, 2002, at the Conway Regional Hospital in Conway, AR.
The son of Arthur Grey and Verna (Allen) Moffett, he was born on April 21, 1918, in Memphis, MO.
He received his education from the Scotland County Public Schools in Memphis, MO.
On May 2, 1942, he was united in marriage to Mary Lou Green of Scotland County, MO, in Tacoma, WA. To this union three children were born: Linda, Bob and Bobbi. Gordon and Mary Lou shared 57 years together.
Gordon served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Aleutian Islands. After the war, Gordon and Mary Lou returned to Scotland County, MO, to farm. They lived in Northeast Missouri all of their lives except for the past four years when they moved to Conway, AR.
Gordon farmed south of Memphis, MO until 1964, when the family moved to Kirksville, MO, where he managed service stations until his retirement. He served on the Scotland County School Board and was active with community organizations in each city.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Mary Lou (Green) Moffett; son, T/Sgt. Robert Jay Moffett; parents, Arthur Grey and Verna Moffett; brothers, Hubert, Hillis, and Donald Moffett; and sisters, Verlee Taggert, Madaline Marteny, and Evaughn Grinstead.
Surviving Mr. Moffett are daughters, Linda Tinker of St. Louis, MO, and Bobbi (Mrs. Jack) Roberts of Conway, AR; and sister-in-law, Betty Green of rural Memphis, MO. Gordon and Mary Lou shared five grandchildren: Terry (Moffett) Gonzalez and Patty Moffett, both of Atlanta, GA, Dr. Rusty Roberts of Little Rock, AR, Mr. and Mrs. Tommy (Buffy Roberts) Goforth of Searcy. AR, and Matt Tinker of St. Louis, MO. Also surviving is one great-grandchild, Mariah Gonzalez of Atlanta, GA, and several nieces and nephews.
Gordon was a loving father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, and uncle, and his family and friends will miss him.
Funeral services were held September 3, 2002, in the Gerth Funeral Chapel in Memphis, MO, with Brother Jack Sumption officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Matt Tinker, Rick Green, Rusty Roberts, Tommy Goforth, Bill Robertson, and Michael Higgins. Interment was in the Memphis Cemetery, Memphis, MO, with military graveside rites by the Wallace W. Gillespie Memorial Post #4958 of Memphis, MO. Memorials have been suggested to the Downing House Museum or to the Faulkner County Library in Conway, AR. Arrangements were handled by Gerth Funeral Service from the Memphis, MO chapel.