Funeral service for Mr. William Knox Moore, Jr. age 85, of Howell, will be conducted Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Unity Cemetery. Mr. Moore passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015 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, TN, Terry (Tom) Brown of Niota, TN, grandchildren, Jeremy (Crystal) Womack of Hixson, TN, Mark (Amy) Womack of Lavergne, TN, Lucas Womack of New York, NY, John (Melissa) Powell of Knoxville, TN, Blane (Courtney) Powell of McMinnville, TN, step-grandchildren, Monte (Kristy) Mason of McMinnville, TN, Devin (Sheli) Mason of McMinnville, TN, 5 great grandchildren, and 8 step-great grandchildren.
Visitation with the family will be Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home. Those serving as pallbearers will include Jeremy Womack, Mark Womack, Lucas Womack, John Powell, Blane Powell, Brian Watt. Honorary pallbearers will include Philip Barnes, Gene Groce, Bill Stovall, Bill Glenn and Jim Arnold.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Fayetteville Cumberland Presbyterian Childrens Fund.
Ruby Nell and children;
I am sorry to learn of William Knox’s passing. Our friendship goes back a long way. Sue thought the world of both of you.
Please accept my condolences for your loss and may God sustain all of you through this trying time.
Dear Mrs. Ruby Nell, Teela, Terrie and families,
So sorry about Mr. William Knox-we have had so many good times and memories and we hear from mother about his struggles the last few years. We had gone out of town to see the boys in SC and so sorry we were not able to be there-you are in our prayers
Ruby Nell, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Astonishing, but I knew him before you did, when we were kids at Howell. Only married couples like you and William Knox and Carol Ann and me who have been married for sixty years plus can really feel the pain. May God give you strength and beautiful memories.
So sad hearing this news. My love and prayers for Ruby Nell.
Mrs. Ruby, we are grieved to learn of William Knox’s passing. With his passing goes another of the legendary persons I remember from growing up in Howell. So many wonderful memories of him and his contemporaries! We regret we will be out of town and unable to attend his services. Our prayers go to you and family.
So sorry to hear of your loss.
Mrs. Ruby Nell,
Anyone who had the privilege of knowing Mr. Knox will truly miss him. I had the privilege of being able to call him my friend. He was one of our favorite customers and our guys truly enjoyed getting to see him everytime they mow your yard. He will be missed by all of us at Gardeners Choice. Please know you are in all of our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.
Love to you,
Lenace Hyde Vaughn
We are saddened to learn of the loss of Mr. William Knox. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all now and in the days ahead.
Bob & Cindy Dunivan
MS. RUBY WHAT CAN WE SAY….MR. KNOX LIVED HIS LIFE AND LIVED IT WELL. MR. KNOX WAS A WONDERFUL FUN LOVING PERSON IT WAS ALWAYS A HAPPY EXPERIENCE TO BE IN HIS COMPANY. HIS POSITIVE ATTITUDE WAS WONDERFUL. I CAN’T EVEN BEGIN TO KNOW HOW HEAVY YOUR HEART IS TODAY BUT DO KNOW HE LOVED YOU DEARLY AND YOU WERE FORTUNE TO HAVE HAD 62 WONDERFUL YEARS TOGETHER. I SO ENJOYED MY VISIT WITH THE TWO OF YOU LAST WEEK… MY ONE REGRET IS IS THAT I DIDN’T VISIT MORE. I LOVE YOU AND WILL KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN MY PRAYERS. HE WAS A SPECIAL FRIEND TO ME. I LOVED IT WHEN I HAD TO REMIND HIM TO PUT THAT CARD BACK IN HIS BILLFOLD. LOVE YOU,, PATTY RICHARDSON
Mrs. Ruby, we are so sorry to learn of the passing of Mr. Knox. Please know that you and your family are in our prayers. We can only imagine the stories and tales being told in heaven today. We know you will miss him, but to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. We can rejoice in that fact. May God bless you, Mike and Jane Osgood