Donald Carl Moore

February 16, 1938July 13, 2013

Mr. Moore, 75, of Charlotte, died Saturday, July 13, 2013, at Carrington Place.

Donald was born on February 16, 1938, in Charlotte. He was the son of the late Dr. Robert Ashe and Virginia Evans Moore. Donald had fond memories of growing up in Charlotte and attending the original Alexander Graham Middle School (now home to the Dowd YMCA) and Myers Park High School. He enjoyed taking family trips to Florida, fishing in the Gulf Stream, and hunting with his dog, Doc, on land around River Hills, where he worked for many years. Donald loved spending time with family and often told stories of his childhood friends and places that once dotted the Charlotte landscape. Donald enjoyed model trains and working on automobiles (he had quite the tool collection), and was especially proud of his 1965 Red Ford Galaxy.

Donald never met a stranger and was always quick to help others. He liked hanging out at the Providence Road Amoco Service Station and spending time with friend Elizabeth Thomas. Following the death of his mother in 2001, Donald lived for 11 years with his second cousin, Robert Glenn Folk, of Charlotte.

Donald was predeceased by his cousin, Dr. Chris Evans Folk Sr., of Charlotte. He is survived by cousins, Dettie Piper of Greenville, S.C., Woody Woodham of Columbus, N.C., Nan Alexander and husband Glenn of Georgetown, S.C., Harry Evans and wife Pat of Pendleton, S.C., Robert Moore and wife Susan of Van Wyck, S.C., James Moore Jr. and wife Dianne of Van Wyck, S.C., William Moore Jr. of McConnells, S.C., and Brevard Merritt Jr. of Marion, S.C.

The family extends grateful appreciation to Donald’s caregivers, Anna Malina, Mary Grindstaff, Vickey Davis and Reid Henighan, for many years of faithful support, and to the wonderful staff at Carrington Place who lovingly cared for Donald.

Visitation will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16, at Harry & Bryant Funeral Home, 500 Providence Road, Charlotte, followed by interment at Forest Lawn West Cemetery. A service to celebrate Donald’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, in the Chapel at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1000 East Morehead St. Following the service, a reception will be held in the Fellowship Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1000 East Morehead St., Charlotte, N.C. 28204, or Lifespan Senior Center, 601 N. Graham St., Charlotte, N.C. 28202.


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 16, 2013
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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July 16, 2013

What a kind and extraordinary man Donald was! He always wanted to help anyone he could and was friendly to everyone. To know him was definitely to love him. He taught me so much. On Sunday, June 1, 2003, I started taking Donald and his friend Elizabeth to dinner on Sunday evenings. We had some great times over the years. My life is very empty now without him. I will really miss him. He made a mark on my life that I will never forget. My heart goes out to his family in their loss. I love his family as if they were family to me as well. Each time I hear about the Gulf Stream or go there, I will think of him. If you have never been to the Gulf Stream, you really should go. “It's the prettiest blue water you ever did see.” (smile) With Love, Prayers, & Sympathy, Mary Grindstaff

July 16, 2013

Don was a great friend of mine. I am grateful that he taught me to play golf. We also enjoyed numerous fishing trips at North Myrtle beach. Don's mother was a good sport in cooking what we caught. I have many good memories and experiences about being together with Don in Charlotte.

Frank Hawfield

Candace James

July 16, 2013

Donald holds a very special place in my heart. I will miss our time together and our talks about the Gulf Stream, Canada, and Doc. I'll miss helping him with his word search puzzles. I'm so very blessed that I had the honor of helping to care for him. He will be deeply missed.

missy wise

July 16, 2013

So saddened to hear of Donald's passing. Many of family functions were spent sitting near the "dessert table" talking about "the Gulf Stream" and catching bream "as big as your hand". He made an impact on every one he came into contact with. Prayers to his wonderful family during this time. Im sure he and Chris are playing like kids again!

Ken Brown

July 15, 2013

I will miss Donald. I always enjoyed seeing and talking to him during my visits to Charlotte. I remember Donald going to a Panthers game with Chris and me, shooting baskets with him, listening to the stories about his life and of course talking with him about "the Gulf Stream".

Robert G. Folk

July 15, 2013

"Do the best you can with what you have to work with" was one of Donald's favorite quotations. He loved and lived by example and would lend a hand to anyone in need. I am a better person today because of the life of Cousin Donald. He will be missed, but never forgotten. As he told me often, "the good lord has him now."

Kimberly Grissett

July 15, 2013

Donald will be missed very much. I love to hear his stories about the Gulf Stream and him catching all kinds of fish. He will truly be missed at LifeSpan..

Charlotte Wood

July 15, 2013

Donald made a home run and is running all the bases up in heaven. He, Virginia and Ruby now have eternal box seats for their beloved Braves.

Mark Folk

July 15, 2013

Donald never met a stranger and always saw the good in everyone. He loved being around friends and family. I will always remember his little sayings and how he kept things in perspective. We learned so much from Donald and will cherish the memories.

Chris Folk, Jr.

July 14, 2013

Donald taught us to look at life simply. He leaves us with a lifetime of great memories and will be missed by the many friends and family his life touched.