Milford Arley Moats, 80, of Aurora, West Virginia, passed away at his home on February 7, 2020. He was born November 2, 1939 in Stemple Ridge, West Virginia a son of the late Cyrus William and Edna Marie Simmons Moats.
Left to cherish his memories, his wife, Mary Carol Huffman Moats, whom he married on August 15, 1966, two sons, Milford Junior Moats and wife Patsy, Daniel "Dan" Moats, four brothers, Vernon Moats, Harry Moats, Parker Moats, and Freddy Moats, two grandchildren, Ashley Marie Reckart and Christopher Allen Moats, one great-grandchild, Madison Marie Reckart, a special niece, Rita Hardesty, a special nephew, Joe Moats, and a special sister-in-law, Marsha Moats.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Bill Moats, Keith Moats, Lawrence Moats, Darvin Moats, and Doyle Moats, and one sister, Millie Moats.
Mr. Moats attended the Maple Grove Assembly of God Church. He worked for Wood Products in Oakland, Maryland for numerous years. Milford enjoyed going for rides down the roads, picking up old cans, both for scrap metal and cleaning up our roadways. He was known by his community as the Sheriff and would constantly remind those to buckle up for safety. He loved anything related to nature, especially feeding the birds and deer. He enjoyed watching Westerns and shows such as Andy Griffith.
Friends will be received at the Aurora Memorial Building, Tuesday, February 11, from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, with funeral services being conducted at 3:00 pm with Rev. Ryan Miller officiating. Interment will follow in the Aurora Cemetery. Hinkle-Fenner Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences may be made to the family at www.hinklefennerfuneralhome.com
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