Clifton 'Cliff' Moore


Clifton “Cliff” Moore, 85, a resident of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, at the family residence.

He was the son of the late Henry and Elizabeth Bacon Moore and was preceded in death by his loving wife, Bettye Trimm Moore.

He was born on Dec. 27, 1932, and was a 1951 graduate of Bradley Central High School. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Korean War, and in Germany between 1954 and 1956, with The Big Red One. He was also stationed at Fort Riley, Fort Jackson, and Fort Stewart, and was in the reserves for 12 years.

He was an former employee with Dupont, Hardwick Stove for 28 years, managed Radio Shack and worked at Scott’s Furniture. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and was a Master Mason with Cleveland Lodge No. 134. He was an avid fan of all Tennessee sports and loved the Atlanta Braves.

He is survived by his daughters, Cheryl Ledford and her husband, Richard, Wendy Hamilton and her husband, Greg; sons, Barry Moore and his wife, Beckie, Terry Moore and his wife, Jewel; grandchildren; great-grandchildren, Hallie, Abby, Tanner, and Ashley Hamilton, Josh Hamilton and his wife, Hannah, Christal Ledford Watson, Jamie Ledford Bird, Bridgett Moore Ellison, Heather Moore Stoker, Carlisa Wright Sampson, Sgt. 1st. Class Carter Wright, Wendy Coultry, MSgt. Ryan Coultry, Teresa Coultry and Tammy Sandford, his brother, Howard Moore and his wife, Polly; several nieces and nephews; and his very special friend, Marilyn Chestnut.

A Remembrance of Life service will be held Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, at 6 o’clock at Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services, North Ocoee Street Chapel, with the Rev. Tim Bracken officiating.

A Masonic service will follow the funeral.

The interment will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors.  Pallbearers will include James Sampson, Aaron Bird, Jeffery Stoker, Nate Ellison, Kyle Langford, Carter Wright, Ryan and Wendy Coultry.  

The family will receive friends Monday, from 4 until  6 p.m., at the funeral home.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Avalon Hospice, 2960 Westside Drive N.W., Cleveland, TN., 37312. 

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