The Rev. “Sonny” Clyde Moats, 87, a resident of Cleveland, passed away, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at a Chattanooga hospice facility.
He was a member of Ocoee Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche Moats; parents; General and Lizzy Moats; sons: Michael, LaVaughn and Danny Moats; grandson, Brandon Moats; and brothers: Kennith and G.W. Moats.
He is survived by his children: Archie Moats, Golda and Russell Coward, Edward and Brenda Moats, and Thelma and Diego Valencia, all of Cleveland; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; brother, Clarence Moats; sister, Audrey Peters; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at Chestuee Baptist Church, in the Chestuee Community of Polk County, with the Revs. Jim Smith and Gary Higgins officiating.
Interment will follow in Chestuee Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Higgins Funeral Home and on Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Chestuee Baptist Church prior to the service.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Moats family guest book at www.higginsfuneral.com.