Charles Moore Jr.
September 11, 1952 – November 22, 2019
Charles Moore, Jr. was born on September 11, 1952 to Bessie Lee Moore and Charles Moore, Sr. in his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was the third of six children born to this union. The oldest was Irving Moore, followed by Anne Moore Blakely, Charles Moore, Jr., Michael Moore, Emma Moore Fields and Valetta Moore. After Bessie & Charlie Sr. parted ways, Junior’s father remarried Ruby McConnell Garfield Moore. This union resulted in an extended family with the addition of Ruby’s three children; Joseph Garfield, Jr., Voronda Garfield and Jerome Garfield. Together with his siblings, Charles (affectionately known as “Junior”) attended school, graduating from Booker T. Washington in 1971. Shortly after graduating, Junior married Sharon Love (Moore) in 1972. To this union, three children were born; Strozier Moore, Stephanie Moore and Sanyah Moore.
In 1980 Junior moved to Dallas, TX. He flourished among his new community and in 1996 he met the woman with whom he would choose to travel the remainder of life’s journey; Janell Griffin (Moore). Together they cherished all those special moments that brought joy and laughter and defined who they were as a couple. Junior took on the role as a father to Janelle’s daughter, Twania Calbazana. By the time 1999 rolled around, Junior secured a career in Facility Maintenance at American Airlines’ MST department, where he remained employed until his passing. In addition to his regular full-time job, Junior turned his passion for antiques into a lucrative side business. He loved browsing resale shops, estate sales and flea markets for antiquated treasures to offer as a dealer in his own pop-up shops.
Life was full for Junior and he lived each day to it’s fullest, embracing with appreciation each moment life afforded him. Whether he found himself spontaneously lending a helping hand or teaching his grandson to mow the lawn, wash the car or work under the hood, he appreciated the life he lived. Charles Moore, Jr. was preceded in death by his father Charles Moore Sr., his stepmother Ruby McConnell Garfield Moore, brothers: Irving Moore, Joe Garfield Jr., Jerome Garfield, Sam Moore, sisters: Anne Moore Blakely and Voronda Garfield.
He leaves to cherish his memory; his wife, Janell Griffin (Moore) of Ft Worth, TX, his mother, Bessie Moore of Tulsa, OK, his children: Strozier Moore, Stephanie Moore, Sanyah Moore of Omaha, NE and Twania Calbazana (Joaquin) of TX, 13 precious grandchildren & 5 great grandchildren, Brothers and sisters; Michael Moore (Samia), Emma Moore Fields (Kenneth), Valetta Moore and his sister (in law) Sarah Garfield of Tulsa, Ok, nephews: Jarrett Blakely (Iesha), K J Fields, Jason Garfield (Crystal), all of Tulsa, OK nieces: Shayla Blakely of Atlanta, GA, Maria Moore of Tulsa, OK, Tiffany Riouse of Midlothian, TX, Melissa Burdine (Terrick) of Frisco, TX, Liana Garfield, Michaela Lacio (Robert), Amanda Lott (Ashton) of Grand Prairie, TX, Sarah Denise Garfield of Tulsa, OK and a host of other cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and relatives.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The family of Charles Moore, Jr. would like to express our deepest appreciation and gratitude for all expressions of sympathy and comfort during this difficult time.
Special thanks to Janice Harris whose responsibilities as his private duty caregiver went far above and beyond the call of duty. May God bless and keep you all.
- Memorial Service Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Charles Moore Jr.
December 8, 2019
I first met Charles 35 years ago in Grand Prairie, Texas. He befriended me when I was down and out, inviting me to his home to talk about life. He had nothing to gain, only wishing to help his fellow man. We remained dear and close friends ever since, through thick and thin. A better man would be hard to find. I miss you already, but I am comforted knowing you are sitting next to God. Peace my brother.....
December 5, 2019
Charles was a great man. I only knew him for a short time when we became neighbors, but I will miss him greatly.
December 1, 2019
To my family, First my condolences to my sister and niece and to Charles mom and kids,grandchildren.
My memory of Charles would be that he didn't meet a stranger he was kind and will truly be missed..
Brother I know you are in a better place and thank you for making my sister Janell so happy!!!
See you on the other side.
Linda Malone and Frederick Malone