Lt. Col. (Ret.) G. Paul Moffett, 55, of Murfreesboro, passed away on Sunday (April 14, 2019) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Paul was born on June 25, 1963 in Lincoln County to Ray and Carolyn Templeton Moffett. Paul served in the United States Army National Guard for 30 years before retiring in 2012. During his time in the service, he was awarded the Legion of Merit, Tennessee Distinguished Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (4th Award), Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (5th Award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), and Global War on Terrorism Medal. He was a member of New Vision Baptist Church in Murfreesboro. He was also a member of the Department of American Veterans (DAV), Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and American Legion. He served as a TSSAA official for basketball and softball in Murfreesboro and worked as an education trainer at the VA Hospital in Nashville. Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Lynnita Dunn Moffett; children, Danitta Bradford of Murfreesboro, David Moffett of Murfreesboro, Heather (Dalton) Hayes of Smyrna and Cherokee Moffett of Murfreesboro; parents, Ray and Carolyn Moffett; brother, Mickey (Sharon) Moffett of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Kaeden, Raelynne, Kylie, and Rebecca Bradford, Nevaeh, Trinity, Skylar, and Gunner Moffett, and Ashton and Cora Hayes; and two nieces, Melanie (Turner) Hughes and Katie (Daniel) Henderson. Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 19, at Higgins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Prosperity Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held from 5 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, at Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the veterans’ organization of your choice. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family.

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