Elwood Lyle Moffett, 80, of Stonington, IL, passed away on March 13, 2014 at 7:20 a.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville, IL. He was born on November 16, 1933 in Osbernville, OH; the son Edgar and Lizzie (Cochran) Moffett.He married Dorothy Vincent on July 28. 1952 in Mt. Auburn, IL. He retired from the Garwood Seed Company after 45 years of service. He served his country in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. Mr. Moffett was baptized in the Christian Church and was a member of the Christian County Garden Tractor Association. In addition to garden tractor pulling, he enjoyed watching his grandkids play sports. He loved Illini Basketball and the St. Louis Cardinals.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy of Stonington, IL; sons: Micky (Nancy) Moffett of Stonington, IL, Neil (Lisa) Moffett of Wyoming, IL, Andy Moffett of San Diego, CA, Kevin (Sandy) Moffett of Moweaqua, IL, Robert Moffett of Stonington, IL; daughter, Sandy Moffett Blood of Springfield, IL; seventeen grandchildren; twenty-five great grandchildren; great-great granddaughter, Ava; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in passing by his parents, brother, Bernard Moffett; sister, Verna Smith and grandson, Luke.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at Old Stonington Cemetery, Stonington, IL, with Military Honors conducted by AMVETS Post #29, Taylorville American Legion Post #73, VFW Post # 4495, Stonington American Legion Post #257 and the Illinois National Guard Funeral and Honors Detail

Memorials may be made to: Stonington Fire & Rescue, 423 Walnut St., Stonington, IL 62567

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, Illinois

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