Farmville………………………………………………Joel William Moye III, age 62, died peacefully on July 17, 2021 in his own home in Farmville.
He is survived by his mother, Christine Moye; his son, Joel “Jody” William Moye IV and wife, Michelle; grandchildren, Joel William Moye V and Jillian Lee Moye; several nieces and nephews; and special friends Linda Ann Hernandez, and Susan Farrior Cannon. He was preceded in death nu his father Joel William Moye Jr., and a brother, John Blaine Moye, Sr.
Joel was born September 26, 1958 and was adopted by Joe and Christine Moye at the age of only four months. He grew up on the family farm just outside of Farmville where he worked in the field and raised hogs along with his parents Joel graduated in 1976 from Farmville Central High School. After school he was a farmer for nearly ten years. Upon leaving the farm, he was a brick mason for nearly five years with Powell construction. In 1995, he worked as a metal fabricator/shop foreman for Jack A. Farrior Steel Works, Inc. until his retirement in 2018.
Joel loved the outdoors, as well as his job as a metal fabricator. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and riding motorcycles. He also loved to race cars in his younger years. In later years, he enjoyed the simple things in life, as well as improving and maintaining the premises of the family farm. Joel was also very proud of his handywork during his long career, well after his retirement.
Joel was an honest, hard working individual who would stand up for what was right, but also would show a tender heart to anyone. He would not hesitate to help friends or family that were in need and would share his resources with others.
A private memorial will be held with close family and friends only. Donations may be made to the Children’s Home Society of North Carolina, Attn: Accounting, P.O. Box 14608, Greensboro, NC 27415.
Arrangements are by Farmville Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made at www.farmvillefh.com.