WILMINGTON — Samuel Daniel “Sam” Moore Jr., 95, passed away Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Center.
Sam was born April 8, 1926, in Shelby County, Tennessee, son of the late Samuel D. Moore Sr. and Gladys McCool Moore. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Jean; and brothers, Sidney Moore, Johnny Moore and Alvis Moore.
Sam graduated from Whitehaven High School in Memphis and received a Masters of Education from the University of Mississippi. He was very proud to have served in the U.S. Navy for two years during World War II. Sam was a teacher at East High School in Memphis, where he met his wife. He later went to work for Sears and had a long career in management. He was a longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church, active at the New Hanover County Senior Center and an avid golfer. He also did a variety of volunteer work in the community. He had played the violin since childhood and enjoyed performing for friends and family.
He is survived by daughter, Dr. Sally Moore, and her husband, Gary Beggs, of Carolina Beach; sister, Dr. Rebecca Jernigan of Oxford, Mississippi; sister, Dixie Woody of Georgetown, Texas; sister-in-law, Jane Watson of Knoxville, Tennessee; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 19, at Andrews Market Street Chapel with the Rev. Brock Meyer and the Rev. Bill Coddingham officiating. Prior to the service, the family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the service hour. Interment, with military honors, will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Sam’s honor may be made online or by mail to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.
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