Carroll “Jack” Moore

Published 5:07 pm Monday, November 16, 2015

Carroll “Jack” Moore
Nov. 14, 2015

Carroll Jackson “Jack” Moore died Saturday, November 14, 2015 at home after a short illness at age 81. Jack was a native of Wilson and the son of the late Wilbur Rush Moore and Doris Mercer Respass, both of Wilson. He attended the local schools in Wilson, graduating from the Charles L. Coon High School, and then attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity. Drafted during the Korean War, he served in Europe in the US Army in France and Germany, and then returned to complete a degree in History and later Accounting.

He started his career with Burlington Industries as an accountant.  In 1965, Jack joined Texas Gulf Sulfur in Aurora, where he worked for over 35 years in various capacities and from which he retired after a distinguished career in 2003.  While at Texas Gulf he founded the Texas Gulf Employees Credit Union, which he led until his death.

Jack was an avid sailor.  He was an early and competitive member of the Pamlico Sailing Club and served many roles, culminating as Commodore.  He later founded the Annual Texas Golf Dogs Day Regatta, which raised funds for numerous charitable organizations, most notably Save the Lighthouse Fund.  In addition, Jack served as a member of the Washington-Beaufort County Bicentennial Committee, former Rotarian and Mason. He proudly served for many years on the local Salvation Board of Directors.

He is survived by his wife Patricia Lilley Moore, of Blounts Creek, two sons, Rodman Clark Moore and wife Michele Becker Moore of Wuerzburg, Germany, Thomas Jordan Moore II, and wife Susan Williams Moore of Rocky Mount, NC.  He is survived by two sisters, Jean Sloop-Davis of Pittsboro and Betsy Jackson Dattola of Wilmington. He also leaves behind four grandchildren, Sarah Carson Moore and Robert Clark Moore of Greenville, Thomas Jordan Moore III and Nathaniel Chase Williams Moore (Will), of Rocky Mount.

A memorial service will be held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on Friday, November 20th at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements are being handled by Paul Funeral Home in Washington. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Salvation Army, 112 East 7th Street, Washington, NC  27889 or the Beaufort County Humane Society, PO Box 8, 27889.

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