Andrew Elzie Moats, 65, of Bretz, died Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital surrounded by family.
The son of the late Oliver A. and Dorothy V. Moats, he was born January 3, 1953, in Crellin, Md.
He is survived by one daughter and spouse, April Tennant and Jason Keller, of Reedsville; one son, Andrew Jesse Moats, of Bretz; two brothers, Steve Moats and wife, Rose, of Bretz and Wayne Moats, of Fla.; three sisters, Shirley, Linda and Betty Moats, all of Bretz; five grandchildren, Derrick, Chrisgin, Katelyn, Brittany and Ryan; three great-grandchildren, Brentley, Dayton and Carter; eight nephews, Roy, Allen, Clarence and wife Jane, Steve and wife Stephanie, Wayne, Weley, William and Walter; nieces, Jamie, Wendy and Jessica and one great-niece, Whitney and fiance Dustin.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Moats.
Family and friends will be received at the Arthur H. Wright Funeral Home, in Terra Alta, from 5 – 8 p.m. on Monday, September 10, and from 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11, until the 11 a.m. time of service with the Rev. Eric Beeman officiating. Burial will follow in the Aurora Cemetery with military honors provided Preston County and Joint Base Andrews Honor Guards.
Memorial donations may be made to Arthur H. Wright Funeral Home, 105 Highland Avenue, Terra Alta, WV 26764 to help with funeral expenses.