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Donnie Ray Moffett, 85, passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at Oak Tree Manor in Amory. He was born January 24, 1936 in the Acker Switch Community to the late Elmo Carlos and Christine Sanders Moffett. Donnie Ray graduated from Becker High School, Class of 1954. On May 4, 1956, he and Barbara Turman were married. They would spend the next 65 years building a life together and falling more in love each and every day. In the late 1950’s Donnie Ray worked at the Columbus Air Force Base. In 1960, he started E.C. Moffett and Son Construction Company that would launch a career in the construction business and would last nearly 50 years. He was fortunate to build many homes in North Mississippi. As gratifying as it was to be a respected home builder, Donnie Ray had an even bigger dream to be a licensed commercial builder. That dream would com true in 1980 when he began Moffett Construction Company, Inc. Over the years, he built many commercial buildings, with his last big job being on the Mississippi State University Campus. He also developed several subdivisions with the last one being on a portion of the Scribner property not very far from where he was born. Throughout his career, he exemplified hard work, determination and a desire to be the best at everything he would do, this would lead to him being inducted into the who’s who as a Leading American Executive. Donnie Ray was extremely proud of his work but more than anything he was proud to be called a child of God. He was a faithful servant of Jesus Christ serving as a deacon at River Bend Baptist Church. His life was devoted to the service of the Lord. A true family man, he absolutely adored and loved Barbara, his children, grands and great grands. He and Barbara loved traveling together, especially to other countries. Although his stature was short, Donnie Ray was a giant of a man showing and proving his loved for God, family and friends each day.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Turman Moffett; daughters, Debbie Summerford (Keith), Amory, Donna Beck (Richard), Myrtle Beach, SC, Lisa Tubb (Cliff), Amory and Leah Barrett (Adam), Elko, GA; sister, Dianne Davis (Junior), Amory; sister in law, Dorothy Moffett, Amory; grandchildren, Caleb Summerford (Paige), Luke Summerford, Kristen Reese, Bryan Beck (Amanda), Rachael Beck, Lori Tubb, Amanda Jones (Brian), Alex Tubb, Adeline Barrett, Owen Barrett and Mollie Barrett; 16 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild; special friends Noel and Lonese Weaver; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Carlos Moffett, Jr. and a grandson, Luke Tubb.
Funeral Services will be held at 3 PM on Sunday, September 5, 2021 at Cleveland Moffett Funeral Home with Bro. Jason Green and Bro. Roy McHenry officiating. Burial will follow in Greenbrier Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Owen Barrett, Caleb Summerford, Luke Summerford, Blake Summerford, Hunter Sanders, Allen Franklin, Brian Jones and Silas Sloan.
Visitation will be prior to the service on Sunday from 1 PM until 2:45 PM.
Donations may be given to River Bend Baptist Church or Becker Baptist Church.
Condolences may be shared at clevelandmoffettfuneralhome.com.
Sunday, September 5, 2021
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Sunday, September 5, 2021
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