MOORE, THE REVEREND DONALD - Maryville TN, husband, father, grandfather, and mentor, passed away peacefully this past Sunday at the ripe age of 90. His sense of adventure and faith in God led to a full and rewarding life, from an East Tennessee farmboy to a B-17 belly-gunner in WWII; a Methodist missionary with the Iban tribe in the jungles of Sarawak in Southeast Asia, and in Africa with the people of the Congo (formerly Zaire) in Kinshasa and Lubumbashi; and a Methodist minister for many Holston Conference churches in East Tennessee. He received a BA in History from the University of Tennessee and a Masters of Divinity from Emory University. His greatest achievement was his marriage to Bettie Jo Harrison who accompanied him from the snake-infested jungles of the mission field to the welcoming communities of East Tennessee and generally kept him in line. As a minister, Don enjoyed sharing his learning and his distinct sense of humor with everyone. He was preceded in death by his beloved Bettie, and is survived by three children; Donna (Dave) Collins of Lynchburg, VA, Stacy (Matt) Lynch of Fayetteville, NC and Russell Moore of Mansfield, TX and seven grandchildren; sister-in-law, Nathaline McCartha of Chapin, SC. Funeral services, Friday, 2:00 pm at Farrar Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gerald Sanders and Rev. Larry DeVaught officiating. Interment to follow at Ebenezer Cemetery. Family will receive friends Thursday evening, 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home Dandridge.
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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on Mar. 20, 2014