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Shawn Moffitt, 47
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Celebration of life services for Mr. Shawn Moffitt, 47, of the Spring Creek community will be conducted 12 p.m. noon, Friday, May 17, from First Baptist Church of Livingston. The family will welcome friends Friday morning from 10 a.m. until time of services. Speakers will be Bruce Lamb, Jay Meadows, Jim Brown, Kevin King, and Lakelan Barham. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Shawn Moffitt Children's Fund by contacting First National Bank, 1115 West Main Street, Livingston, TN 38570/ 931-823-1261, or by contacting Speck Funeral Home, 300 North Church Street, Livingston, TN 38570.

Shawn passed from this life in the comfort of his home with his family close by Wednesday morning, May 8. Shawn graduated Warren County High School in McMinnville in 1990. He was a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where he worked with the women’s athletic department. He continued his education at the University of Central Florida before joining the athletic training staff with the Houston Astros minor league system. Shawn worked with the Astros and professional athletes for almost six years. In 2000, he accepted a position at Cookeville Regional Hospital to be the athletic trainer and strength and conditioning coach for Jackson County High School. In 2008, Shawn continued his work with the athletes and coaches at Livingston Academy as an employee of Livingston Regional Hospital.

Shawn loved working with athletes of all ages whether it be coaching travel baseball, injury rehabilitation, homework help, or being a mentor. He enjoyed tinkering with his trucks, carpentry, mowing, grilling and playing guitar. He believed in strength, hard work, and doing things the right way. He instilled these qualities into the athletes he worked with and his own children. He loved his family more than anything. His greatest joy was watching his children learn and play the sports they love.

Shawn leaves behind his loving wife of almost 17 years, Mrs. Julianne Gipson Moffitt, son Aaron Moffitt, and daughter Sydney Moffitt, all of the Spring Creek community, father and mother, Larry and Sandy Moffitt of McMinnville, sister, Angela Trapp and husband Steve of Smithville, nieces, Mackenzie Trapp, Allie and Gracie Gipson, and Raina Gaw, nephews Dylan Trapp, and Regan Gaw; brother-in-law Josh Gipson and wife Tiffany of Gainesboro, sister-in-laws Sarah Gaw and husband Brad of Gainesboro, and Kate Breidert and Chris Robbins of Cookeville, father-in-law Chuck Breidert of Laguna Beach, Fla.

Speck Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) May 12, 2019