BAKERSVILLE, N.C. — Brownlow Luther Moffitt, age 83, of Hughes Gap Rd, Bakersville, NC, went to be with the Lord September 7, 2011, at his home.
A native of Mitchell County, NC, born September 4, 1928. He was the son of the late Isaac and Sylvia Moffitt.
Brownlow was a member of Bakersville Masonic Lodge #357 AF&AM and Odoms Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. He was loved and well known as elected Sheriff of Mitchell County for twelve years.
He also was known as dealing with many people as Lumberman and Sawmill Operator for many years. He also worked with Ford Motor Company for some time, owned and operated a Motel in Woodlawn, NC, and dealt with many people there.
In his younger years he served in the United States Army and was employed by the city of Elizabethton, TN, as a Bus Driver.
Brownlow loved and enjoyed life to the fullest, never a stranger to meet, all to become his friends. He had a very special love for politics and the county he served.
Isaiah 40:31 — But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
He was preceded in death by sister, Etta Hughes; brothers, Vester, Fred and Jess Moffitt; wife, Lennis H. Moffitt, gone to be with the Lord in June 1997.
Survivors include his wife, Georgia G. Moffitt; two daughters, Janice McKinney, and husband, Gary, and Jeannene Garland and husband, Floyd, all of Bakersville, NC; one grandson, Ryan B. McCann and fiancé, Tracie Miller, of Bakersville, NC; one granddaughter, Jessica Williams and husband, Darren, of Montross, Virginia’ one stepson, Randy Boone, of the home; two stepgrandchildren, Tracy and Cynthia McKinney, of Erwin and Unicoi, TN; one surviving brother, Toye Moffitt and wife, Georgia, of Unicoi, TN; one sister Faye Matheney, of Concord, NC; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Friday, September 9, 2011, at 8:00 PM in the chapel of Henline-Hughes Funeral Home with William Ellis, Darren Williams and Jessica Williams officiating.
The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service.
Interment will be Saturday, September 10, 2011, at 11:00AM at Middle District Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be his Masonic Brothers of Bakersville Lodge #357 AF&AM. Honorary Pallbearers will be Past Members of Mitchell County Sheriff’s Department who served under Brownlow. Larry Cox, JD Street, Weldon Greene, Jimmy Burleson, Ed Wilson III, Tate Whittington, Stokes Bailey, Jack Young, John Ray Sparks and Roy Stevens.
The family would like to express a special, warm thank you to current caregivers, Karen Watts, Deborah Hicks, Lula Belle Slagle, Tina Hughes, and to all other caregivers during his illness.
Dear daddy, we’re so thankful, daddy, for our beautiful years.
In lieu of Flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of Mitchell County, 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.
Henline-Hughes Funeral Home is assisting the Moffitt Family.