Arlen Moore


Arlen “Peanut” Moore Jr., 89, passed away in the early morning hours of Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2018, at his residence.

He was a longtime member of Cumberland Prospect Presbyterian Church, and later attended Kinser Church of God.

He was a member of the United States Air Force and the National Guard. "Peanut" was  known as a bass guitar player in many bluegrass, gospel groups, and back-porch jam sessions. He enjoyed spending his later days playing with the Roaring 50’s, and at the Senior Center, where he also played many games of pool. He and his wife, “Cricket,” were known also for their gardening skills, raising vegetables to feed the entire family and anyone else whom might be in need. Through the years, he could be seen throughout McDonald on his tractor, bush hogging or plowing for anyone who called. 

"Peanut" celebrated Christmas in heaven with his loving wife of 53 years, Nova “Cricket” Craigo Moore.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, Edith Denny and Arlen Moore Sr.; brothers: Burton Moore, Charles Denny, Claude Denny, Johnny Denny; and sister, Billie Cartwright. 

He is survived by his children: Dale Moore and wife, Kim, and Vicki Botts and husband, Arnold; grandchildren: Eric Botts and wife, Kathleen, Andy Botts and wife, Lauren, Brandi Davis, and Daryl Fain; great-grandchildren: Weston Botts, Maddox Smith, Nova Botts, Ashton Botts, Cooper Botts, Jayden Davis, and Ethan Davis; brothers, James Griffith and wife, Doris, and Don Denny; and sisters-in-law: Yvonne Denny and Dot Craigo.

The family will receive friends on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kinser Church of God (141 Kinser Road Cleveland TN 37323).

The funeral will begin at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Guinn Green and the Rev. Andy Botts officiating.

Interment will follow at Earls Cemetery in McDonald.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (

Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is serving the Moore Family and invites you to sign and view the family guestbook at


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