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Fred Ervin Moore, 92, of Delray Drive, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. Mr. Moore, a native of Kings Mountain, N.C., and a member of the greatest generation.
He was predeceased by his parents, Jack Clay Moore, Sr. and Veda Thompson Moore; brothers, Jack Moore and Roy Moore; and sister, Hazel Smith.
Fred was a member of Thalia Lynn Baptist Church. He was ordained a deacon in 1952 in Shreveport, La., and was active in churches in several cities over the years.
A veteran of World War II, Fred served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 until 1946 and received an honorable discharge. He was a plank owner of the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C. Fred was employed by Norfolk Southern Corp. (formerly Southern Railway) for almost 40 years. He began his career with Southern Railway in the sales department where he held various positions in Spartanburg and Greenville, S.C., Charlotte, N.C., Shreveport, La., Detroit, and Norfolk. He retired as district sales manager in 1987.
Fred was a former member of Hampton Roads Traffic Club, Hampton Roads Foreign Commerce Club, Suffolk Traffic Club, Hampton Roads Maritime Assn., National Defense Transportation Assn., and Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of Norfolk Southern Employees’ Credit Union from 1977 to 1997.
Fred is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Jean Benton Moore; two sons, Fred Robin Moore and wife, Heather and children, Melissa, Kaitlin Chaney (Jerryd), Monica and Jack of Virginia Beach, and Roger Alan Moore and children, Crystal Joyce (Matthew) and Eric Alan Moore of Cary, N.C.. He is also survived by a niece, Scotty Wise Price and husband, David of Ashburn, Ga., sister-in-law, Joann Moore, and three nephews, Steven W. Moore of Shelby, N.C., Eric C. Moore of Kings Mountain, N.C., and Gene Moore of Boulder, Colo.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. with a service to follow at 11:30 a.m. at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 6329 E. VA Beach Blvd. in Norfolk. After the funeral service, the committal will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens followed by a reception.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Thalia Lynn Baptist Church, 4392 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23462. Please visit www.woodlawngroup.com to leave a message of condolence for the family.