02/22/12 — THOMAS R. MOORING

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May 21, 1939-Feb. 20, 2012

SNOW HILL -- Mr. Thomas Richard "Tommy" Mooring, 72, died Monday evening, Feb. 20, 2012, at his home.

A native of Greene County, Tommy was born May 21, 1939, the son of Johnnie Richard and Viola Mills Mooring.

He was a member of Davis Grove Baptist Church, and was a master mason in Radiance Lodge 132 and Jerusalem Lodge 95. He had served as past master of Radiance Lodge 132, and was currently serving as master of Jerusalem Lodge 95.

He had retired as a member of Shine Fire Department, and accordingly, the Shine Fire Department Honor Guard will participate in the services.

Tommy was a truck driver by profession, and had driven for more than 20 years with Murphy and Hinnant Trucking of Snow Hill.

One never to be idle, following his retirement from the road, he worked part-time farming.

Funeral services will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the chapel of Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service, with the Rev. Stephen Gay officiating. Committal services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Snow Hill Cemetery with Masonic Rites.

In addition to his parents, Tommy was preceded in death by a daughter, Malisa Robbins, and grandchildren, Jessica Robbins and Krista Robbins.

His surviving family includes his wife, Roberta Heath Mooring; children, Glenda Mooring Gibson and husband, Terry, of Fuquay-Varina, Ty Robbins and wife, Pam, of Snow Hill, Dan Robbins of Snow Hill and Michael Robbins and wife, Heather, of Elizabeth City; a sister, Iris Mooring Ginn of Snow Hill; grandchildren, Ben Gibson, Sydney Gibson, Trey Robbins and fiancee, Heike Armatta, Chelsea Robbins, Brandy Maxwell, Justise Robbins, Wesley Robbins, Robert Robbins and Andrew Robbins; and great-grandchildren, Nicholas Maxwell and Dawson Armatta.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service Wednesday evening, and other times at the residence, 170 Mooring Lane, Snow Hill.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Davis Grove Baptist Church, c/o Irma Edmundson, 4144 Fort Run Road, Snow Hill, N.C., 28580.

Online condolences may be sent to www.taylor-tyson.com.

Arrangements are by Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service.


Published in Obituaries on February 22, 2012 1:50 PM