In Loving Memory
Larry Sylvester Moffitt
Sunrise June 30, 1942 Sunset March 6, 2020
Larry was born on June 30, 1942 in Siler City to the late Dora Spinks and Robert Moffitt. He entered
into his eternal rest with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 6, 2020 at the age of 77. Larry
was the youngest of six children born to this union.
Larry met the Love of his life, Elizabeth Ann Dark, they both knew at a very early age that they were
destined to be married. To this union three children were born, Tommy B. Moffitt, Christopher C.
Moffitt, and Larry B. Moffitt. They have been married for 58 wonderful years.
He was educated at Chatham High School where he played football, and his nickname was
“Bulldog”. He joined First Missionary Baptist Church at a young age and later became a Deacon,
serving in this capacity for 40 years. He served on the Trustee Board, Usher Board and sang in the
Male Choir. He was a faithful church member until his health declined.
Larry was an active member of the Masonic Light of the World #711 from (1969-2020). Larry
served as Senior Deacon, Marshall and Tyler, and laid many corner stones in the community. He
was also a member of the Shriners El Jebel Temple for 15 years. Larry and Elizabeth enjoyed
fellowshipping and traveling with the Happy Couples Travel’s Club for many years.
Larry was an entrepreneur for 9 years laying brick and later went into business with his best friend,
Donald Strickland, to start Strickland and Moffitt Construction, Inc.; which ran for a decade. Larry
worked for the Town of Siler City where he retired after 16 years of service.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife Elizabeth Ann Moffitt, three sons Tommy (Robin) of
Richmond, VA; Chris (Portia) of Randleman, NC; Larry (Tammy) of Siler City, NC; and a daughter in-
law Pamela Moffitt. He also leaves a sister, Wilma Siler, of Siler City, and a Goddaughter, Carla
Strickland of Siler City, NC. He leaves 17 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 4 great great
grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three sisters Allie, Bettye and Pearl; and one brother
He also leaves two special neighbors, Sandra Scotton and Earlene Williams, who were always
available to help out when needed. Larry leaves a special, committed friend Mattie Alston, who
provided support when necessary. He also leaves to cherish his memory Clarence Scotton Jr. who
was like a son to him.
To the man who taught me how to be a man, my daddy.
To the man who taught me how to give respect in order to earn respect for everyone, no matter
what race or color you are.
My daddy, the man who taught me everything from the day I was really able to understand what he
was trying to teach me. The only thing that took me so long to understand was, when we would act
up or not do as we were told; that leather belt came out and trust me he used it and used it well.
Once I became a man, it all came together it’s called tough love. Trust me it works; my brothers and
I have turned out pretty good. No, we are not perfect but we’re not that bad either.
Daddy, even though you’re not here with us anymore, I can appreciate everything you taught me.
I’ll always love you and constantly think about you.
Lastly, I just want to thank my mother for taking care of daddy the whole time during his sickness.
Even though daddy could do a lot of things for himself, he would ask me and Lil Larry to do it for
him. Mom you made a promise to God to love daddy through sickness and health to death do you
part; when you were married. You kept that promise.
When I arrived to take dad to the doctor on Friday as we were walking out the door daddy said I
love you momma, and in return she said I love you too Larry. Daddy, said you know they’re gone to
keep me over night at the hospital and he asked if I was going to come get him the next morning; I
told him yes; I would be there to get him. I did not get a chance to get you to the ER and I didn’t get
a chance to pick you up the next day.
God sent his angel to get you before you left home. That is where you wanted to be and that is
where you left us to be with the Lord.
I Love You Daddy and Always Will.
To my Dad
It’s never the right time to say goodbye. I will miss you Daddy and here’s why. You taught me so
much to show no fear to always enjoy life. You could do no wrong when it came to my eyes. You
never looked for praises and not one to boast. You were always there for those you loved the most.
You worked so hard to provide for Mom, my brothers and I. You taught me to never give up so that I
may continue to strive. Now that you have passed and we are alone, I pray that your teachings keep
us strong. So daddy take your rest for you were the best.
There are no words to express how I feel. You and mama were and will always be my rock. My
foundation is built on what you taught your sons. You were a loving father. Anything that your boys
were involved in you and mama were there. I guess the only people that can really understand what
I am saying has been in my shoes. I miss you today and forever.
Your Baby Boy,
I just want you to know that I called you my boyfriend when I was eight years old. My mother did
not have a car so whenever she wanted to attend night service at church Russell and Wilmer would
pick us up. I would sit in the back seat beside of you and we would hold hands all the way to church
and back home. We’ve been holding hands for 68 years. I will love you forever and always.
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