He was a member of Spring Creek United Methodist Church.
He graduated from McMinn County High School in May 2010. He attended Athens Technical School, studying computers on a full scholarship. He loved computers, music and played the guitar.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Virginia and Paul Runyon Sr.; grandfather, Allen Moats Sr.; and great-grandmother, Catherine Roderick.
He is survived by his parents, Allen E. Moats, Jr. and fiancé, Diane McPhetridge, of Cleveland; mother, Paula A. Runyon Barham and stepfather, Walter Barham, both of Calhoun; grandmother, Betty Moats of Cleveland; brother, Michael Moats of Cleveland; nephew, Michael Slade Moats of Cleveland; and several aunts and uncles.
The funeral will be conducted on Friday, Dec. 3, at 8 p.m., in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Revs. Robert Birmingham and Mary Parsons officiating.
A graveside service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Lower Spring Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery, Calhoun, in McMinn County.
The procession will leave the funeral at 10:30 a.m. Chris Moore, Hayden Kent, Houston McCracken, Tucker Harris, Nathan Pitcock, Alex Moore and Michael Moats will be serving as pallbearers. The service will conclude with a white dove release ceremony.
The family will receive friends from 4:30 to 7:45 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Moats family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.