Arlen “Peanut” Moore, Jr. (Sign Guestbook)

Arlen “Peanut” Moore, Jr., age 89 passed away in the early morning hours of Christmas Eve, 2018 at his residence. He was a longtime member of Cumberland Prospect Presbyterian Church, and later attended Kinser Church of God. He was a member of the United States Air Force and the National Guard. Peanut was  known as a bass guitar player in many bluegrass, gospel groups, and back porch jam sessions. He enjoyed spending his later days playing with the Roaring 50’s and at the Senior Center, where he also played many games of pool. He and his wife “Cricket”, were known also for their gardening skills, raising vegetables to feed the entire family and anyone else whom might be in need. Through the years, he could be seen throughout McDonald on his tractor bush hogging or plowing for anyone who called.  Peanut celebrated Christmas in heaven with his loving wife of 53 years, Nova “Cricket” Craigo Moore. Also preceded by his parents, Edith Denny and Arlen Moore, Sr.; brothers, Burton Moore, Charles Denny, Claude Denny, Johnny Denny; sister, Billie Cartwright.  He is survived by his children, Dale Moore and wife, Kim, and Vicki Botts and husband, Arnold; grandchildren, Eric Botts and wife, Kathleen, Andy Botts and wife, Lauren, Brandi Davis, and Daryl Fain; great-grandchildren, Weston Botts, Maddox Smith, Nova Botts, Ashton Botts, Cooper Botts, Jayden Davis, and Ethan Davis; brothers, James Griffith and wife, Doris, and Don Denny; sister in laws, Yvonne Denny and Dot Craigo. The family will receive friends on Monday, December 31 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kinser Church of God (141 Kinser Rd Cleveland TN 37323). Funeral Service will begin at 1 p.m. with Rev. Guinn Green and Rev. Andy Botts officiating. Interment will follow at Earls Cemetery in McDonald, TN. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation ( Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is serving the Moore Family and invites you to sign and view the family guestbook below.



6 guestbook entries for “Arlen “Peanut” Moore, Jr.”:

  1. Charlotte Williams says:

    Eric and family,
    I was so sorry to hear of your grandfather’s passing. Know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Charlotte and Darrell Williams

    • Shirley White from Ohio says:

      So sorry to hear the passing of Peanut. I only knew him through my Mom and Griff who went to school with him. He was a good and very talented man. I will surely miss his phone calls. Rest in peace Peanut you are among the best up in heaven. Till we meet again. Vicki, Dale, and Kim I thank you for talking with me and sending me a card. Prayers go out to you in this trying of time.

  2. Richard and Suzan Gregg says:

    Vicki and family,

    We were so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. He was a great man and loved by many. He is now with Cricket in Heaven. They are making music together. Our love and prayers are with you and your families.

  3. cathy gee says:

    Dale, Kim and Family, What precious caretakers and children you have been for peanut. He was a Blessed man that you loved him so…..

  4. Daryl Fain says:

    So sorry for your loss.

  5. Lisa Greene says:

    Lifting up the entire family in the loss of Mr. Moore. May God grant you peace in the assurance of reuniting with your loved one again.

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