Terry Moore, age 59, of Blountville, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born August 24, 1962 in Bristol, Va., a son of the late Charlie and Dorothy Vincill Moore. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Mike Moore and Chris Moore.
Terry was a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran and a member of the VFW Post 2116 of Elizabethton. He was a Lance Corporal when he was discharged from the Marines and served in the Motor T Headquarters Battery and Gulf Battery 3/10. He spent four and a half months in Beirut with BLT 3/8. One year prior to the bombing that left 241 soldiers dead.
Terry was a licensed NHRA and IHRA Driver in all the sportsman classes, including Dragster and Car. Terry was a graduate of Roy Hills Drag Racing School. He was the first to go 8.90 at over 200 MPH in The Carrier Motorsports Super Comp Dragster. Terry was licensed in Super Comp, Super Gas, Comp Eliminator Super Stock and Stock. He was a multiple winner in several classes and went to finals at the national event in St. Louis and was runner-up.
Terry was also a crew member on The Carrier Boyz/Fram Top Fuel Dragster driven by Cory McClenathan who was 2nd in TF in the NHRA World Championships.
Terry was a lifelong resident of the Tri-Cities area and served as Fleet Manager for the Carter County Sheriff’s Office for the last 5 years.
Survivors include his soulmate, Gina Ferrell; daughter, Madison Ensor and husband Nova; and son, Tristen Moore.
The funeral service will be held 5:00 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2022 in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Lieutenant L.C. Tester officiating. The family will receive friends from 3 until 5:00 p.m. prior to the service. The interment will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 2, 2022 at Mountain View Cemetery. Those who will be attending the graveside are asked to meet at Weaver Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. Pallbearers will be Mark Carrier, Tim Jackson, Rick Buckles, Dave Caldwell, Greg Shaffer and Tristen Moore. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made be made to VFW Post 2116, 2001 W. Elk Ave, Elizabethton, TN 37643. To view the service LIVE, click here.
Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation Services.