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Thomas "Tom Dooley" Phillip Moore

January 10, 1931 ~ January 27, 2021 (age 90)

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Thomas Phillip “Tom Dooley” Moore, age 90, of Athens, passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at his residence.

Born January 10, 1931, he was a native and longtime resident of McMinn county and a son of the late Tommy and Minnie Carter Moore. Thomas was preceded in death by brothers John, Leonard and Dave Moore, sisters Ruth Lunsford, June Howard, Violet Frye, Alice Moore, Willie Kay Gibbs and Carol Tatum.

Tom was a veteran of the Korean War as Sergeant 1st Class.  He worked as a heavy equipment operator in in many states.  He loved mules, horses and wagon trains. 

Tom was an avid donator to St. Jude and held 2 fundraiser wagon train rides.

He is survived by a special nephew Gordon Swallows and several nieces and nephews.

Tom’s last wagon ride will be to his final resting place in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Burial will be at 2 PM, Saturday January 30 at Oak Grove Cemetery with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude in his honor.  Donations can be sent to 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Thomas Phillip “Tom Dooley” Moore.

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Military Honors
January 30, 2021

2:00 PM
1212 COUNTY ROAD 100
ATHENS, TN 37303

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