Charles C. Moore Jr., 80, self-employed land surveyor who enjoyed old-time country, folk songs

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Charles C. Moore Jr.
Charles C. Moore Jr.

Charles C. Moore Jr., of Wilmington, known as “Charlie” to his friends and “Daddy” to his daughters, died at home on Oct. 27, 2015, at the age of 80.

He was born on Feb. 16, 1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi, the son of the late Charles C. Sr. and Elizabeth H. Moore and moved to Rockingham as a child. Mr. Moore served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Taussig as a radio operator during the end of the Korean War. After leaving the Navy, he attended Wilmington College and N.C. State University before going to work for Henry Von Oesen & Associates.

He was also a self-employed registered land surveyor and was an active member of the North Carolina Society of Surveyors. In later years, he enjoyed assisting with the Trig Star Program Contest, an annual high school mathematics competition sponsored by the National Society of Professional Surveyors.

Mr. Moore enjoyed old-time country music and folk songs. He was a fan of both the N.C. State Wolfpack and the Washington Redskins. He also had a wonderful sense of humor and was well-liked by everyone who knew him.

Mr. Moore is survived by his wife of 46 years, Edna; daughters, Jan Moore, Carol Norvell and Cristy Moore; sisters, Metta Hull, of Southern Pines, Nancy Myers, of Shallotte and Barbara Kelly, of Cape Coral, Florida; as well as several nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, at Andrews Valley Chapel, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. conducted by the Rev. Dr. Thomas C. Barnett. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.

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