Funeral service for Mr. Buford Ray Moffett, age 88, of Fayetteville, TN will be held at 12pm on Saturday, January 14, 2023, at Higgins Funeral Home with Rev. Philip Bunch and Thomas Frierson officiating. Burial will follow in Prosperity Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 5pm to 8pm on Friday, January 13 at Higgins.
Ray was born on October 25, 1934, in Lincoln County, TN to the late Thomas and Nettie McAlister Moffett. He was a 1953 graduate of Blanche High School, and he served in the US Army from 1953 until 1955. After twenty-eight years of employment with Amana Refrigeration, Ray retired as Production Manager, a position he held for twenty of those years. Ray served Lincoln County in many ways from coaching baseball to serving as a Lincoln County Commissioner for 16 years. One true passion for him was basketball. Ray was a basketball official for over 40 years and a Basketball Supervisor as well as Basketball Assigning Officer until his passing for the Tennessee Secondary Athletic Association for the Middle Tennessee Area. He was inducted into the TSSAA Hall of Fame in 2005 for his years of service in basketball. Mr. Moffett passed away January 12, 2023, at Vanderbilt Wilson County in Lebanon, TN.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Templeton Moffett; son Mickey Moffett and his wife Sharon of Fayetteville; daughter-in-law, Lynnita Moffett of Murfreesboro; grandchildren, Melanie (Turner) Hughes, Katie (Daniel) Henderson, David Moffett, Heather (Dalton) Hayes, Cherokee Moffett, and Danitta (Jake) Poore; sixteen great-grandchildren; sisters, Nancy (Larry) Wheeler, Loyce Weir; brother, Hugh (Laura) Moffett; and many nieces, nephews, and family members. In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by his son, LTC (Ret.) Paul Moffett; and siblings, Bill Moffett, Jerry Moffett, Thelma Ruth Hampton, Ann Norwood, and Mackey Locke.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial Processing, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Buford Ray Moffett.