Bert Melton Moses

Born in Lookout, WV on September 16, 1935

Departed on November 26, 2018 and resided in Franklin, TN

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Mr. Bert Melton Moses, age 83, of Franklin, TN, formerly of Gallatin, TN, passed away on Monday, November 26, 2018.

Mr. Moses was born in Lookout, WV, on September 16, 1935, the son of the late Robert Henson Moses and Maude Stokley Moses. He served in the United States Marine Corps, honorably discharged, and retired from Pacific Car & Foundry Company (PACCAR). Mr. Moses was a member of Hendersonville First Baptist Church. He enjoyed doing wood working and served as a master judge through the Kansas City Barbeque Society. In addition to his parents, Mr. Moses was preceded in death by a sister, Delora Fink.
Survivors include his wife, Beth Sadler Moses, to whom he was married on September 13, 1962; a daughter, Glyndal Britt Moses; and four sisters, Duke Walkup, Lee Teubert, Betty Beale, and Patty Irick.

A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at 2:00 P.M., Hendersonville Funeral Home with Dr. Bruce Chesser and Charles Caudill officiating. Interment will follow at Hendersonville Memory Gardens with military honors.

Gathering of Family & Friends will be held Tuesday from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and Wednesday from noon until the funeral hour at Hendersonville Funeral Home.

The following gentlemen have been requested to serve as active pallbearers: Eric Cantrell, Thomas Givens, Byron Lawson, Charles Marshall, Archie McKinnis, and Christopher Templeton. The honorary pallbearers will be Jim Cassetty, Charles Caudill, Mark Connel, Randy Gourley, Travis McCormick, and Dr. Robert Pickett.

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25 Comments to Bert Melton Moses

  1. Myron Berry
    November 27, 2018 2:49 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Bert. I had the pleasure of knowing Bert from our many times we judged Barbeque together at KCBS contests over the past several years.He was truly a gentleman and will be missed by many.I am blessed to have known Bert.

  2. Bo Stanley
    November 27, 2018 2:58 pm

    I knew Bert through our KCBS Mission Q BBQ Competition in Tuscumbia, AL which we have had for the last 7 years. Bert was a pleasure to be around and he was so willing to judge our event which helped to fund various missions.
    He will be missed. I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Eddie and Wynona Wyatt
    November 27, 2018 4:40 pm

    If you read the qualities our Lord provides living in us, “Fruit of the Spirit” you will see Bert!

    What a joy and a blessing to have spent time with him in worship and in fellowship.

    Will miss you my friend but yet can’t think of you without a smile and a warming of the heart!

    Happy memories will sustain us until we see you again in Heaven.

  4. Dwight and Jeana Hill
    November 27, 2018 5:14 pm

    It has been a pleasure to have known Mr. Bert Moses the past several years through KBCS. Never at any time did I hear him speak negatively of anyone. He always seemed to be glad to see his BBQ family each time we would meet with a smile and handshake. He took his duties with KCBS seriously and performed flawlessly. May The LORD comfort his friends and family at this time in a way only He can. Until we meet again Bert, the memories will live on.

  5. Charles Marshall
    November 27, 2018 6:17 pm

    Bert joined the Franklin Tennessee community 3 years ago. He was everything a neighbor should be: always willing to help, share, and assist. With his wife Beth, we found a couple who were generous to a fault. I never heard him say anything less than positive, following the Southern rule – if you can’t say something good, say nothing at all. Farewell neighbor! We’ve got Beth’s back – but we can’t iron shirts like you but we’ll help her keep the Marine flag flying over your house.

  6. Wayne Jarrett
    November 27, 2018 8:18 pm

    Burt was a great guy and a true southern gentleman. He will be missed greatly.

  7. Kay Mueller
    November 27, 2018 10:41 pm

    I had the pleasure of working with Bert at Peterbilt and occasionally socializing with he and Beth, and still think about the peppermint bark candy they would share at Christmas! My thoughts and prayers to all of his family and friends at this time. God bless.

  8. Barry Gray
    November 28, 2018 8:16 am

    So sorry and sad to get the news on Bert. He and Beth are special people and friends. I will miss my pal! Much love to Beth and family.

  9. Robert & Joyce Russell Jr.
    November 28, 2018 9:42 am

    A Treasured Friendship for many years. Our work together at Peterbilt developed into a Friendship that will always be cherished. Joyce and I are grateful to GOD for allowing our paths to cross with Bert and Beth in this lifetime. His personal gift of items he made from wood (jewelry boxes, model trucks, games) are cherished to this day and now even more valuable to us as we look around the house and see his talent; a talent so often shared with us. Never a negative word to be spoken — he always shared his secret to a happy marriage….”I (Bert) can be around Beth just five minutes and it is funny how I will want/like the same things she wants/likes” He truly adored the ladies in his life. Britt and Beth: our sincere sympathy and love.

  10. Ralph Kidd
    November 28, 2018 9:43 am

    Beth and Britt, I am praying for you both. I hope you can find peace and solace from the Lord to make it through today and days to come. We love you.

  11. Gary and Rita Baker
    November 28, 2018 10:29 am

    One of KCBS’s greatest treasures in the judges’ tent as well as a special friend. Always looked forward to seeing Bert and working with him. Knew when we got together with Bert and Beth, it would be a good time — there just weren’t enough of them. He and his droll sense of humor will certainly be missed. Sending love and hugs to Beth and Britt.

  12. Judith Hartrich
    November 28, 2018 10:52 am

    Beth so sorry to hear about Bert. You both were such great friends to my Son Bradley Hartrich. You both helped him with all his questions about the house you build in Wood Haven that he purchased. He’s working (am.airlines) so he won’t be able to attend Bert’s services, but you will be in his thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I met you both only one time, and I could see why Brad thought so much of you. Brad will be contacting you when he gets back. ❤️

  13. Lisa Alexander
    November 28, 2018 11:30 am

    Beth and Britt….Our thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences. May God bring you peace and comfort🙏🏼❤️

  14. Martha McCormick
    November 28, 2018 12:06 pm

    Beth and Britt,

    So sorry to just now learn of Bert’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of grief.
    May God’s blessings and comfort be with you and your family today and the days to come.

    Martha and Gerald McCormick

  15. Patrick Renegar
    November 28, 2018 2:46 pm

    Bert and I started at the same class in Albertville, AL to learn to be KCBS barbecue judges. We developed a friendship that has lasted for many, many years. Thankfully, we judged many of the same contests and always enjoyed our time together. I will sorely miss him. He was “the salt of the earth” type of man–allways, honest, friendly, and concerned. My life was made richer for having known him. To all of his family, I say “thank you” for sharing him with us so that we could know and love him.

    Patrick Renegar

  16. Elaine Fisher
    November 28, 2018 6:31 pm

    Beth. So sorry to hear about Bert I often think about you all. You are in my prayers and thoughts. Love Elaine Fisher

  17. Robert Angelo Cerasoli
    November 28, 2018 10:27 pm

    Beth and Britt,

    I am very sorry for your unexpected loss. I was shocked when I heard this sad news. Please accept my sincerest condolences and heartfelt prayers for Bert, who I am sure has already ascended into heaven. Bert, was a truly exemplary man. As a loving father and husband with a willingness to always lend a helping hand to family, community, and country. He is a fine example of a honorable life well lived. It was my privilege to know him.

    Robert Angelo Cerasoli

  18. Ron Fisher
    November 28, 2018 11:26 pm

    Beth and Britt,

    So very sorry for your loss…..RIP MILO.

    Ron Fisher

  19. Nancy Jenkins
    November 29, 2018 11:11 am

    Beth and Britt: I am so sorry about your loss. We just heard the news today. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

  20. Phoenix, AZ
    November 30, 2018 10:17 am

    I did not know Bert, but from the memories shared by family and friends it’s obvious that he was very special and loved by many. I hope you can find comfort in God’s promise to restore our dead loved ones to life here on the earth, never having to say goodbye again. Through God’s Kingdom, Jesus will make this earth the problem-free paradise that his Father intended it to be. Until that time let your memories take you back and make you smile, let prayer bring you peace and comfort, and the support from your family and friends help you through this very difficult time.- Matthew 6:9-10; Acts 24:15; Psalm 37:11, 29

  21. Darcey Beale
    November 30, 2018 10:46 am

    Dear Aunt Beth and Britt,
    We were sad to hear of Uncle Bert’s sudden passing and can’t imagine how you must be feeling right now. We plan to make a donation to Jordan’s Orphans in his honor.
    May God hold and comfort you both at this time.
    Much love,
    Darcey and Bobby

  22. Bill Dufresne
    November 30, 2018 8:40 pm

    Until I met Bert, no one could hold a candle to my maternal Grandfather, who raised me. Bert was quite a bit younger than my father figure, but his woodworking, general handyman skills and helpful attitude to all endeared him to me just like my Grandfather. Bert always had a ‘pitch-in and help’ attitude that shone like a beacon to all he came in contact with. He always had a positive outlook and a smile that warmed the heart. Our shared passion for pocket cutlery I will miss as we didn’t get a chance to make that trip to Smokey Mountain Knife Works. Enjoy the whetstone I left you at your rememberence, a ‘woodworker always needs a sharp blade’. I will miss you, kind Sir. I sincerely apologize for not being able to attend your services, but I’m sure you understand the reason. – Bill D.

  23. Barbara. Thompson
    December 4, 2018 12:58 am

    Beth and. Britt I’m so sorry to hear this About. Bert had lost touch over the years I was just thinking of people and thought of you all prayers for. God to help you through this. Love to you both I’m still in Westmoreland I just looked this up on obituary lines and saw it tonight I still have the ornament you have me years ago I still put it on my tree. Love. Barbara. Thompson

  24. Emma Jane Toy
    December 4, 2018 3:12 pm

    Dear Beth and Britt, I just heard about Bert’s sudden passing. I am very sorry especially for both of you, his family and many friends. You both were very blessed to have such a caring, loving and warm husband and father. May God give you comfort and a peace of mind during this sad time. If there is anything I can do, please call me. Keeping you in my prayers and definitely in my thoughts. With much love, Emma Jane,
    and Ron

  25. Ginny Marcotte Wood
    January 20, 2019 9:33 am

    I only learned of Bert’s passing in late December, and it is with sadness and joy that I write this. Remembering many years of working with Bert at Peterbilt and meeting his dear Beth. My heart goes out to Beth and Britt. After retirement, Bert and I had our annual catch up call each year and it was always the same refreshing, good hearted banter
    that endeared Bert to so many. We have lost a truly dear friend, but know that Heaven has gained a new one!

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