James F. Moats Jr.

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James F. Moats Jr., 44, passed away at his home of heart complications on Sunday, November 30, 2014. He was born in Columbus, Ga. on February 5, 1970 to James Fleming and Louise (Frost) Moats Sr. He graduated from Weaver High School in 1988 and proudly served in the US Navy for six years. He earned the National Defense Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Coast Guard Special Operations Service Ribbon and Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist. James was also a manufacturing equipment technician for Intel in Rio Rancho, N.M. for 17 years and most recently was hired for a position at Intel in Hillsboro, Oregon. He enjoyed computer gaming with his son and daughter, golfing, traveling and hanging out with his family and friends. He will be remembered as an avid sports fan and for his very warm personality, he never met a stranger and was always willing to help those in need. He was preceded in death by his father, James F. Moats Sr. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Denell (Sharick) Moats, of Rio Rancho, N.M.; children, Jordan Moats and Nathan Moats, also of Rio Rancho, N.M.; mother, Louise Moats, of Weaver; sisters, D.J. Moats, of Athens, Marty Alspaugh and husband, Tom, of Jenison, Mich. and Beverly Butler and husband, Ken, of Weaver and many other close relatives and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 7, 2014, at Daniels Family Funeral Services - Sara Chapel, 4310 Sara Road SE, Rio Rancho. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to or American Red Cross. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Road SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124 505-892-9920
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4310 Sara Road SE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
(505) 892-9920
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Published in The Anniston Star on Dec. 5, 2014
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