Perry Theodore Moore

Thursday, May 13, 1948 - Sunday, December 22, 2019

Loved His Family and His Country

Photo of Perry Theodore Moore  - 1948-2019

Clyde- Perry Theodore Moore, 71, passed away on Sunday, December 22, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Haywood County on May 13, 1948 and was the son of the late Theodore Moore and the late Verby Smith Moore.

Perry was a member of the first graduating class of Tuscola High School. Upon his high school graduation, he joined the United States Army and proudly served his country while stationed in Germany during the Vietnam War. Mr. Moore was employed as a salesman with Massie Furniture Co. with 25 years of dedicated service. Perry enjoyed fishing in the Pigeon River every chance he had, and would often take his grandchildren with him to teach them to catch catfish. He loved watching football, and would faithfully cheer for the Patriots. He was well-known for being a jokester, always trying to bring smiles to the faces of those around him. Perry will forever be remembered as a loving father, Papaw, and as a dear friend.

He is survived by his best friend and companion, Hester Irene Shuler; daughters, Angela Galeotti and husband Nicholas, Maria Robbins and husband Kyler, and Cindy Hunter and husband Jeff; grandchildren, Christopher Strader, Destiny Strader, Phynlee Galeotti, and Michellbie; sister, Elizabeth Clark and husband Ellis; and his furbaby chihuahua, Scooter.

A memorial honoring the life of Perry will be held 6:00 pm Friday, December 27, 2019 in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home in Canton. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Pastor John Swanger, III will be officiating.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Moore family.

Condolences from family and friends

Lib, you may not remember me, but I am thinking of you in this time of sorrow.
Ellen Truitt Pitt
Dear family, Thoughts and prayers with you during this time. Perry was a classmate at WTHS, and is remembered fondly. Ron Morrow
Ron Morrow
Dear Angie, Lib, Irene and all the family, we were sorry to hear of Perry passing. It was always a pleasure to do business with him and to share the occasional chats. May the Lord hold you close and comfort you during this difficult time. Tony and Wendy
Tony Moore
Perry was a special friend to me since I moved to Waynesville in 1971 and started working with First Union. Most of the furniture in my house was sold to me by Perry. He will truly be missed. May God be with all the family in this time of need.
David Woodard
RIP Perry. I remember you as a child working at the furniture store. My granny Moody took me to town and we visited you. You came to funeral services for Kenny and I think you were there for Billy Wayne. You wore your Army uniform and looked so nice! Now you will join my sweet mamma and hers. My deepest sympathies to the family. May God wrap His arms around you and comfort you. We will all meet again one day because of His promises. Love "Tootie" Thank you for you service, Sir! Welcome home.
Deborah P. Wright
Irene and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Perry was my favorite patient! I loved him so much. Loved giving him a hard time when ever I would talk to him. I am so sad that I just saw this tonight and I am not able to make it tomorrow night. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Loved this man.
Tonya Gardner,
Perry worked at Haywood Regional for a few years with us, and later came back on several occasions as a patient. It was always good to talk with him, and I am saddened to see he has passed. His family and friends have my prayers.
David Pressley
Perry was our neighbor for a few years. Always willing to help and such a nice guy. Enjoyed knowing him. Sorry to the family for your loss. I know he will be sorely missed.
Roger & Janet Fernandez
Angie, Lib and Family, I am so sad of Perry's death. We always had a good time and a laugh when we met up in stores shopping. Angie do you remember what you and your Dad always called me? "Trouble:" Perry and his family were special to me and even though I didn't see him very much I loved him still. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely.
Phillis "Sissy" Ratcliff
Lib and family, I have such great memories of growing up in Francis Cove with you and Perry. Your Mom and Dad are also part of those good memories. I'm so sorry for your loss and I'm sorry I will not be able to attend the service. Love and Prayers for you and the family. Tanna
Tanna Boone Timbes
Perry was a good friend and school mate. We picked apples in Boone's orchard together and went hunting couple times. He always had a smile and good times. I will remember these and my condolences to his family and friends.
Johnny (Eddie) Cope
Perry’s family &lib sorry I am so late but I have been down with agent orange problems from Vietnam and don’t get out I used to see Perry at the Va and didn’t know about his passing Prayers for Perry and family he was always a good friend
Jackson Moody