Boyd Joseph Lee Moats, 73, of Sugar Grove passed away at his home May 25, 2022.
He was born on Feb. 11, 1949, at Summit Point, the son of the late Rev. Boyd W. and Hazel Moats.
Mr. Moats attended Franklin Schools and had worked at Hanover Shoe Company for 30 years and Softrac for 20 years. He was a veteran of the US Army.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming and spending time with his family. He was a member of the Moats Chapel AME Church.
On May 24, 1986, he married Sandra K. (Thompson) Moats, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Veronica Moats of North Carolina and Jeanetta Belle Moats of Huntington; two step-daughters, Elaine Arbogast of Sugar Grove and Melissa Moats (Ricky) of Grottoes, Virginia; a step-son, Roger Tingler of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; seven sisters, Dellamae Redman of Franklin, Arlene Williams (Samuel) of Stuarts Draft, Virginia, Darlene Barrow (Debow) of Sugar Grove, Dorthea Nelson of Fishersville, Virginia, Linda Woodson (Alphonso) of Waynesboro, Virginia, Genevieve Moats of Killeen, Texas, and Karen Juarez (Reuben) of Mt. Jackson, Virginia; five brothers, Allen Moats (Kaye) of Sugar Grove, David Moats (Tracy) of Grottoes, Virginia, Bobby Moats (Liza) of Crimora, Virginia, Ricky Moats (Melissa) of Grottoes, Virginia, and Frank Moats of Bridgewater, Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Richard Moats; and five sisters, Janett L. Moats, Betty Moats, Anna Payton, Cornelia Moore and Patricia Padzerick.
Funeral services were held Saturday in the Basagic Funeral Home chapel in Franklin with Pastor Eldon Moats officiating.
Memories and words of comfort may be left at www.basagic.com or on Facebook at Basagic Funeral Home.