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Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine)

3926 Devine St, Columbia, SC

OBITUARY

John Heslep Moorman

May 19, 1928October 3, 2019

COLUMBIA - John Heslep Moorman died peacefully on Thursday, October 3, 2019. Born in Columbia on May 19, 1928, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Moorman (Blanche Rowlette).

Jack grew up in Columbia and attended Dreher High School. He graduated from The Citadel, class of 1950 and was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the US Army. After his service he met his bride to be: Anna Jean Sharpe of Florence SC. Jack worked with Heslep Construction (predecessor to McCrory Sumwalt) and with Bonitz of Columbia and then began an enjoyable 32 year career with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner and Smith in Columbia where he made lifelong friends with clients and co-workers.

He was devoted to his wife Jean and they raised a busy family. His positive and encouraging attitude were hallmarks of his personality. Seeing daughter Ann graduate from Converse and all three sons from the Citadel made him quite proud. At Trinity Cathedral Church, Jack served on the Vestry, as Sr. Warden and many years as a youth Sunday school teacher. Jack was a former member of The Cotillion Club, Palmetto Club and Pine Tree Hunt Club. In 1994, after retirement from Merrill Lynch, Jack and Jean spent many happy years at their mountain house in Saluda, NC.

Jack was pre-deceased by his wife Jean, infant son Francis Fitzharris Moorman, grandson Joseph Jones Moorman, and his brother Robert Moorman (Bert). Jack is survived by his children Ann Moorman Price (Bill), John H. Moorman, Jr. (Kirsten), William Talley Moorman (Lucas), Thomas Venable Moorman and daughter–in-law Rennie R. Moorman and grandchildren Blanche Price Provence (Hall), Anna Price Anderson (Andrew), Jean Porter Price, John H. Moorman, III, Caroline Simons Moorman, W. Talley Moorman, Jr., Suzanne Lucas Moorman, Duncan McIntyre Moorman, Grace Caroline Moorman, Thomas John Moorman. Jack has three great-grandchildren, and is also survived by his cousin William A. Kirkland (Stephanie), nephew Robert W. Moorman Jr., niece Bowe Moorman Pritchard, and extended family Tommy and Katy Rogers.

Jack lived the past several years at Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community where he was an active part of the community. Services will be held Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 11:00am at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Moorman, Jr. 5016 Wittering Dr. on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. If so inclined, memorials may be made to Trinity Cathedral Foundation 1100 Sumter St. Columbia SC 29201, Still Hopes Residents Assistance Fund - One Still Hopes Dr. W. Columbia SC 29169, or The Citadel Foundation 171 Moultrie St. Charleston SC 29409.

Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, October 4, 2019
  • Services Saturday, October 5, 2019

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Charles Carter

October 5, 2019

Mr. Moorman was for me the true definition of a gentleman. Father to one of my friends growing up, his oldest son John, but much more than that to me. Mr Jack was the spear head, along with Mrs Moorman, an several other wonderful women, of our Senior High Sunday School, back in the late 70's it was at that time that I really got to know Mr Jack. He always had a kind word and a genuine smile, he would stop and talk to you just as if you were an adult friend of his. He was just that way for the rest of the years I past him, where ever he may be. He was a servant of young people back in a time when young people were still thought of to be seen be not heard, so to speak! My life was blessed having been exposed to, and spending time with Mr. Jack Moorman. I thank you Sir for your kindness an love you always gave me when you saw me through the years! Mr Jack when I think of your family the statement, well done my good and faithful servant, comes to mind immediately! Thank you Sir you making a wonderful imprint on my life. God bless you! Chip Carter

Sabrina Greene-FitzSimons

October 5, 2019

To the Moorman Family, it is with great sadness that I learned the passing of your precious and dear father. While it is with much sadness, I also must tell you that I know he lived a happy life. There was never a time in my forty plus years of knowing him that it wasn’t clear what a Godly life he lived and clearly loved each of you dearly. There are several men I’ve known (many now deceased) and many still with us who lived a similar life. However, there are few that always brightened my spirits, made me smile and made me feel so dearly special. I am so grateful for those memories and will treasure them always! It was evident that he loved everyone and passed down his kindness and love of God to each of you. May God bless each of you always and may the many wonderful memories he shared bring you peace now and always. With much love, Sabrina and Family💜