Taylor Funeral Home of Louisville announces the death and funeral services of Mr. Toby D. Moore, age 68 of Snellville, GA, formally of Midville, passed away Friday, February 15, 2019.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday February 23, in the Coleman Chapel United Methodist Church, with Rev. Hugh Baxter officiating. Burial will military honors will follow in the church cemetery.
Toby was a born in Jefferson County, Georgia, and grew up in Midville. Toby attended East Georgia Junior College in Swainsboro, Georgia and graduated University of Georgia, School of Journalism. Toby was employed as a newspaper journalist in Madison and Commerce Georgia, public relations at GoldKist, and as the VP of Communications for USA Poultry and Egg Export Council in Stone Mountain, Georgia, for more than twenty years. He traveled extensively all over the world for the US poultry industry and the International Poultry Council.
After serving on active duty in the US Navy, Toby joined the GA National Guard (GARNG) in 1984. He was an exceptional soldier and photojournalist. He deployed in Desert Storm and Bosnia. He had a number of high-profile assignments including a media trip to Iraq during the 48th deployment in 2005. He served as the unit’s first sergeant and later STARC public affairs NCOIC before his retirement in 2001.
Toby was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Grace (Stewart) Moore and survived by his wife, Victoria (McLaughlin) Moore; children, Kimberly (Brian) Syme and Mary (Jason) Steele; grandchildren, Nicholas Syme, Christopher Steele, Julia Steele, Zachary Steele and Gregory Steele; sister, Pamelia (Jim) Sahr; nieces, grandnieces, grandnephew and a host of other relatives.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to AFLAC Cancer and Blood Center (Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta), Atlanta, Georgia.
The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 PM Friday February 22, at the funeral home.
Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Care of Louisville is in charge of arrangements.