Carl Thomas Moore 83, W L Moore Rd. Maxton, NC passed suddenly Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Agnes L. Moore, infant son, Mitchell Pate Moore, his parents LW and Nora S. Moore, 4 Brothers Andrew Locklear, Harbert Moore, Earl Moore, Bill Moore All of Maxton, NC; 4 Sisters Mary F. Baker, Elkhart Indiana; Cleo Locklear and Jane Sampson of Maxton NC; and Sara Hunt of Lumberton NC.
Mr. Moore is survived by a Sister Emma Mable Cummings (Newton) of Maxton, NC; 2 Brothers Clement R. Moore (Christine) of Maxton, NC; and Claude Moore (Eveyln) of Danville, Virginia.
Mr. Moore is also survived by his daughters Wendy Moore of Maxton, NC and Kimberly M. Locklear (Wade) of Starks, LA;. 11 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and his Dearest Friend, Mr. William Brayboy(Naomi) of Maxton, NC.
Carl was a Veteran of the Korean Conflict and after his military service he and his brothers began a small engine repair servicein the Prospect Community known as Moore’s Chain Saw.
In the early 70’s he helped to establish the Prospect Jayceeswhere he served as President for several years. In 1972, he helped to establish the Prospect Rural Volunteer Fire Department where he served as it’s 1st Chief from 1972 to 1982and served 20 years honorably.
In 1974, he was awarded NC’s highest honor bestowed upon a civilian, the Order of the Long Leaf Pine by Governor James Holshouser for his significant contributions to state and communities through his exemplary service and exceptional accomplishments.
In 1975, Mr. Moore, along with a host of concerned parents,fought to defeat the unconstitutional practice of double voting in the NC Public School System. He assisted in establishing the Prospect Boy Scout Troop and is fondly known for his willingness to minister the Prospect UMC Youth on many camping and social excursions. He also served as President of the United Men’s Club of Prospect.
He was known throughout his community for his many acts of kindness. He lived by the motto: “Always be willing to give a favor because you never know when you might need a favor.”
“A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”
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