Ray Calvin Moats

Ray Calvin Moats


Ray Calvin Moats, of Hancock, Md., went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, February 11, 2021.

He was born January 29, 1931, the son of Roy Calvin Moats and Bridget A. (Weller) Moats. He married the love of his life, Tammy Faye (Kerns) Moats on May 16, 1953. He worked for forty years at the Western Maryland Railroad, until his retirement in 1993.

He enjoyed working on cars and lawnmowers, and continued to do so for family and friends after his retirement. He loved to share the Word of God with everyone that he met. His devotion to Christ led him to a prison ministry and mission trips to other countries. He enjoyed playing the guitar and singing with his wife anywhere that God led them. Ray loved spending time with “his boys” Anthony and Logan, who loved him dearly.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Terra L. Strait and her husband, Warren, of Warfordsburg, Pa., and Cynthia K. Weller and her husband, Roger, of Hancock, Md.; three grandchildren, Anthony Calvin Strait, Logan Reed Strait and Joy Lynne Ward and her husband, Eugene, all of Warfordsburg, Pa.; two great-grandchildren, Macey and Hunter; one brother, Herman B. Moats and four sisters, Betty J. Hixon, Veriee Weller, Etta Mae Younker and Rosalie C. Ward.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Homer E. Moats, Leroy E. Moats and Paul J. Moats, Sr. and three sisters, Helen Pittman, Shelva Jean Crouse and Mary Jane Stuckey.

Funeral services were held on Monday, February 15, 2021, at 11 a.m., at the Hancock Assembly of God Church, 431 N. Pennsylvania Ave, Hancock. Rev. Don Preston officiated at the service. Burial followed in the Stone Bridge Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 14904 Orchard Ridge Rd, Hancock, Md.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to the Stone Bridge Church of the Brethren, at the above address.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Grove Funeral Home, in Hancock.

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