Mr. Roy James Moore Obituary - 2024 (2024)

Roy James Moore (Papa), age 93, born in Dallas, Georgia, on March 13, 1931, went to be with the Lord, at his home, surrounded by his loving family on May 15, 2024.

Papa had a long and distinguished life walking with the Lord. Papa was a devoted Husband, Father, Papa and Friend to many.

He truly loved Dallas, and no matter where he lived, he always referred to Dallas as his home.

His plan was always to move and spend the last season of his life in Dallas surrounded by family and friends.

During Roy’s senior year in high school, he was picked as captain of the football team and elected class president which he was honored to have received.

After high school, he was in the U.S. Navy for four years. Roy was very patriotic and lived under the creed God, Family, and Country.

After the Navy he met the love of his life, Marian Cole, and they married in 1955. Roy and Marian were together for 47 loving years until she went home to the Lord in 2000.

After marrying Marian, he policed at night for the city of Dallas while attaining his BS degree in History from the University of West Georgia during the day.

After graduation, Roy taught school in Burnt Hickory and then taught at Dallas High School. He was also one of the beloved high school coaches. After teaching, Roy began a career in Law Enforcement with the Federal Government. Roy was a special agent with the ATF in Charleston, SC, Aiken, SC, and Rome, GA.

Roy was promoted to special agent with the US Forest Service’s Law Enforcement Division in Asheville, NC and later in Gainesville, GA.

Roy was promoted again to Director of Law Enforcement for the Southeast with the Department of Agriculture until he retired in 1984.

Roy is survived by three daughters, Jane Doughty (Larry), Melaine Culver (Ronald) and Marty Crockett (Craig).

Roy had several treasured grandchildren and great grandchildren. Grandchildren, Charles L Doughty IV, Deana Bouknight (Steve), and Lacey Carruth (Heath).

Great grandchildren, Olivia Carruth, Claire Carruth, and Jake Bouknight. All who loved their papa with all their hearts.

Roy is also survived by nieces and nephews, Sherrie Tibbitts (Mike), Tony Elsberry (Nancy), David Walraven (Dee Dee), and several other nieces, nephews, and cousins.

After moving back to Dallas in 2004, Roy married Virginia Aiken Cooper and was with her for 17 wonderful years. They spent time traveling and getting together with friends: members of the 48 gang, the Mill Village, and the Leonard Hill Boys. They met the gang weekly for breakfast at Joan’s (Sugar Biscuits) Restaurant.

Roy is survived by stepdaughter and stepson, Holy Hill (Mike) and Mark Cooper (Malinda). Roy is also survived by several step grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents, Moses and Floy (Dudley)Moore; Son, Roy James Moore (1956); Two brothers, Charles Moore (Anne) and Earl Moore; Niece, Susan Corley (Danny Corley – surviving); all of whom he loved dearly.

Roy was preceded in death by his stepdaughter and son-in- law, Mike and Mona Galloway.

Roy was truly a special man who always had a smile on his face and a friendly demeanor. He was a dedicated Christian and walked closely with the Lord, offering strength and wisdom to his loved ones, and treasuring his church family and friends. Even though he was known by many names – Roy, Daddy, and Papa – He will be truly missed by us all. We are comforted by knowing that he is now Home, enjoying all the fruits of his faith.

A special thank you to Pam Maxwell and Diane Camp for all the love and care that they provided Roy.

Funeral Services for Mr. Roy James Moore will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 4:30 P.M. at Benson Funeral Home with Dr. Wilson Smith and Pastor Heath Carruth. Interment will follow at Dallas Memory Gardens with military honors being presented.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 19, 2024 at Benson Funeral Home from 3 P.M. until the time of the service at 4:30 P.M.

All of Roy's family wish to thank Jamie and Reagan and everyone else at Benson Funeral Home for their kindness, care, and help that they have given the family. They have been truly accommodating.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Mr. Roy James Moore hosted by Benson Funeral Home.

Roy James Moore (Papa), age 93, born in Dallas, Georgia, on March 13, 1931, went to be with the Lord, at his home, surrounded by his loving family on May 15, 2024.

Papa had a long and distinguished life walking with the Lord. Papa was a devoted Husband, Father, Papa and Friend to many.

He truly loved Dallas, and no matter where he lived, he always referred to Dallas as his home.

His plan was always to move and spend the last season of his life in Dallas surrounded by family and friends.

During Roy’s senior year in high school, he was picked as captain of the football team and elected class president which he was honored to have received.

After high school, he was in the U.S. Navy for four years. Roy was very patriotic and lived under the creed God, Family, and Country.

After the Navy he met the love of his life, Marian Cole, and they married in 1955. Roy and Marian were together for 47 loving years until she went home to the Lord in 2000.

After marrying Marian, he policed at night for the city of Dallas while attaining his BS degree in History from the University of West Georgia during the day.

After graduation, Roy taught school in Burnt Hickory and then taught at Dallas High School. He was also one of the beloved high school coaches. After teaching, Roy began a career in Law Enforcement with the Federal Government. Roy was a special agent with the ATF in Charleston, SC, Aiken, SC, and Rome, GA.

Roy was promoted to special agent with the US Forest Service’s Law Enforcement Division in Asheville, NC and later in Gainesville, GA.

Roy was promoted again to Director of Law Enforcement for the Southeast with the Department of Agriculture until he retired in 1984.

Roy is survived by three daughters, Jane Doughty (Larry), Melaine Culver (Ronald) and Marty Crockett (Craig).

Roy had several treasured grandchildren and great grandchildren. Grandchildren, Charles L Doughty IV, Deana Bouknight (Steve), and Lacey Carruth (Heath).

Great grandchildren, Olivia Carruth, Claire Carruth, and Jake Bouknight. All who loved their papa with all their hearts.

Roy is also survived by nieces and nephews, Sherrie Tibbitts (Mike), Tony Elsberry (Nancy), David Walraven (Dee Dee), and several other nieces, nephews, and cousins.

After moving back to Dallas in 2004, Roy married Virginia Aiken Cooper and was with her for 17 wonderful years. They spent time traveling and getting together with friends: members of the 48 gang, the Mill Village, and the Leonard Hill Boys. They met the gang weekly for breakfast at Joan’s (Sugar Biscuits) Restaurant.

Roy is survived by stepdaughter and stepson, Holy Hill (Mike) and Mark Cooper (Malinda). Roy is also survived by several step grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents, Moses and Floy (Dudley)Moore; Son, Roy James Moore (1956); Two brothers, Charles Moore (Anne) and Earl Moore; Niece, Susan Corley (Danny Corley – surviving); all of whom he loved dearly.

Roy was preceded in death by his stepdaughter and son-in- law, Mike and Mona Galloway.

Roy was truly a special man who always had a smile on his face and a friendly demeanor. He was a dedicated Christian and walked closely with the Lord, offering strength and wisdom to his loved ones, and treasuring his church family and friends. Even though he was known by many names – Roy, Daddy, and Papa – He will be truly missed by us all. We are comforted by knowing that he is now Home, enjoying all the fruits of his faith.

A special thank you to Pam Maxwell and Diane Camp for all the love and care that they provided Roy.

Funeral Services for Mr. Roy James Moore will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 4:30 P.M. at Benson Funeral Home with Dr. Wilson Smith and Pastor Heath Carruth. Interment will follow at Dallas Memory Gardens with military honors being presented.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 19, 2024 at Benson Funeral Home from 3 P.M. until the time of the service at 4:30 P.M.

All of Roy's family wish to thank Jamie and Reagan and everyone else at Benson Funeral Home for their kindness, care, and help that they have given the family. They have been truly accommodating.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Mr. Roy James Moore hosted by Benson Funeral Home.

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