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Donald Ray Moye

July 1, 1957 ~ September 4, 2023 (age 66) 66 Years Old
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Mr. Donald Ray Moye, age 66, of Sanford, NC entered into eternal rest on Monday, September 4, 2023, at UNC Health Johnston in Smithfield, NC.

With great sorrow and bittersweet gratitude, the Moye, Knotts, Baker, and Little families announce the passing of our kind, brave, caring, and unimaginably generous son, brother, father, grandfather, and friend, Elder Donald Ray Moye. Born in Greene County, NC in 1957, Don at a young age began his lifelong journey of mentoring, caring for, and inspiring youth.

As a young adult, Don had many academic and athletic achievements. He was a graduate of Greene Central High School, Chowan College, and Arkansas State University. He played football throughout his youth and even earned a walk-on position at Arkansas State University, being one of a few African-American players.

Don served his country proudly as an officer in the US Army. He later joined the NC National Guard fighting in the Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm). While in the NC National Guard, he was the first African-American male Commander of the 691st Maintenance Company for Fremont and Farmville, NC. Through his hard work and service, he was promoted to the rank of Captain.

As a dedicated member of Blandonia Presbyterian Church in Sanford, NC, he participated in several committees, choirs and helped whenever/wherever needed. He was willing to financially support his church and assist in all church programs. Recognized for his faithfulness, hard work, dedication, and commitment, Don was called/elected to be an Elder.

Out of all his accomplishments, his greatest one was being the ULTIMATE girl dad! He was always willing to go above and beyond for his daughters. For them, he was a coach, trainer, teacher, cheerleader, dancer, advocate, motivator, financer, hairstylist, chauffeur, chef, and the list goes on! He took on all these roles with no hesitation, unwavering love, and immense honor.

He will truly be missed! He is survived by his four daughters, Tiffane Baker of Snow Hill, NC, Brittany Little (Devon) of Willow Spring, NC, Christina Moye and Danielle Moye of Sanford, NC; his mother Ola B Moye of Ayden, NC; two sisters Minister Joyce Grimes (Wayne) of Winterville, NC and Celestine Moye of Greenville, NC; five brothers Jimmie Moye King (Ronetta) of Dale City, VA, Tommie Moye (Ellen) of Ayden, NC, Johnny Moye (Pricilla) of Winterville, NC, Henry Moye (Jacqueline) of Columbia, SC, Oliver Moye of Greenville, NC; three grandchildren Tenasia Johnson and Ja’Zaire “Tank” Williams of Snow Hill, NC and Devon “Deuce” Little II of Willow Spring, NC; Ex-wife and friend Kimetha Knotts Moye; special childhood friend Norman Dunn and a host of aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, church family and friends.

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The family will be receiving guests Wednesday through Friday from 4pm - 8pm at 99 Rolling Pasture Way, Sanford, NC, 27332. 

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Flower Delivery
September 8, 2023

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Knotts Funeral Home
719 Wall St.
Sanford, NC 27330

Public Walk Thru Viewing in the Funeral Home Chapel ( Everyone MUST wear a Mask)
September 8, 2023

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Knotts Funeral Home
719 Wall St.
Sanford, NC 27330

Funeral Service
September 9, 2023

12:00 PM
Blandonia Presbyterian Church
605 Wall St
Sanford, NC 27330

Video is available for this event

September 9, 2023

Lee Memory Gardens
2600 Hawkins Ave.
Sanford, NC 27330


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