Claude “T” Moorman, II
Published 6:21 pm Thursday, April 30, 2009
Claude “T” Moorman, II, MD died Tuesday, April 28, 2009 in Plymouth, NC.
Born August 21, 1939 in Roanoke, VA, “T” was raised in Miami, Florida where he was President of the Student Body at Miami High School and an All State and All America Football player for the Stingarees. He matriculated to Duke University where was an All America in football and a class officer. He caught the winning touchdown pass in Duke’s Cotton Bowl win in 1961. He was recently honored as a member of the 2008 ACC Legends representing Duke University at the ACC Championship game in Tampa, Florida. He was also named to the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award, Duke’s Top 50 Athletes of the Century (Blue Devil Weekly), Florida’s All-Time Top 100 Football Players, and the Miami High School and Duke University Halls of Fame.
Moorman attended Duke Medical School, completed his MD in 1966, and trained in Orthopedics at Duke under Dr. Lenox Baker. He volunteered for medical service in Vietnam in 1970 and served with the AMA/USAID Team. After returning from Vietnam, he completed his training in anesthesiology at Emory in Atlanta, GA. He finished law school in 1979 and served with the Army Department of Legal Medicine, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, D.C. He subsequently commanded US Army Reserve Units at multiple sites and retired as a Colonel from the USAR in 1998. He formed and directed anesthesia groups in Leesburg, VA, Stuart, FL,, and Port St. Lucie, FL during his time as an Army Reserve Commander.
T.’s last decade was focused on living his dream as a farmer on the Albemarle Sound in Washington County, NC.
He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his cherished companion Mary Dinkins, his children Tee and Lynne Moorman of Durham, NC, Pam and Scott Beecher of Concord, NC, Tommy and Debra Moorman of Wake Forest, NC, Jay and Jamee Moorman of Yuma, AZ, Jill and Jason Kelso of Orlando, FL, and his grandchildren Tommy Beecher, Matthew Beecher, Austin Moorman, C.T. Moorman IV, Katie Beecher, Virginia Moorman, Josh Moorman, Marianne Moorman, BJ Beecher, Dax Moorman, Ellison Kelso, Loch Moorman.
A memorial service will be held at the Duke University Hall of Honor (adjacent to Cameron Indoor Stadum) at 4 p.m. with reception following in the Yoh Football Building May 2, 2009. Interment will take place at the Arlington National Cemetery on July 22, 2009 at 1 p.m. with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers gifts may be made in his memory to the Bassett Society, a scholarship support for Duke athletes pursuing medical/dental education. Bassett Society, DUMC, Box 3639, Durham, NC 27710.