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OBITUARY

George Thomas "Tom" Moore

February 25, 1922June 1, 2019
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George Thomas “Tom” Moore, 97, of Liberty, passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2019.

The family will receive friends on Monday, June 3, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Liberty Friends Meeting with David Hobson officiating. Burial will be following the service at Fairview Cemetery.

Tom was the son of the late Anna and George Ernest Moore. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Iva Permar Moore; son, Thomas “Tommy” Moore; grandson, Michael B. Brown; sisters, Mabel Bray and Ann Hinshaw; and brother, Arnold Moore.

He is survived by his children, Ernest Maxwell “Max” Moore, Joseph “Joe “ Moore, and Nancy Moore Brown; grandchildren, Kim Moore King (Preston), Brad Moore (Emily), Clanci M. Foxx (William), Lindsay M. Armfield (John), Joseph Aaron Moore (Gena), Stephanie Brown Jackson; and brother, Joseph Lee Moore. Tom also leaves behind 10 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Tom graduated from Liberty High School, Class of 1940. He went on to graduate from Brevard College in 1942 before entering in the United States Coast Guard in WWII. He was a Chief Machinist Mate and served on the USS Eugene. After serving his country, Tom served his community as a farmer in the 1950’s, selling eggs, butter and vegetables in downtown Greensboro. He became a land surveyor in 1967 and surveyed for more than 40 years. He was the last elected county surveyor for Randolph County.

Tom was faithful to his community and loved serving others. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 81 for 61 years and was a founding member of the VFW in Liberty, where he served as Commander. He also was a founding member of the Liberty Friends Meeting and was on the Board of Directors for Liberty Savings and Loan. In 2015, Tom received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award for persons’ who have made significant contributions to the state and their communities through exemplary service and exceptional accomplishments, most notably for being a founding member of the Randolph County Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Legion Post 81, PO Box 42, Liberty, Nc 27298, or VFW Post 8721, 604 S. Greensboro St., Liberty, NC 27298.

Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com.

Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty is honored to serve the family.

  • FAMILY

  • George Ernest Moore, Father
  • Anna Moore, Mother
  • Iva Permar Moore, Wife
  • Thomas "Tommy" Moore, Son
  • Michael B. Brown, Grandson
  • Mabel Bray, Sister
  • Ann Hinshaw, Sister
  • Arnold Moore, Brother
  • Ernest Maxwell "Max" Moore, Son
  • Joseph "Joe" Moore, Son
  • Nancy Moore Brown, Daughter
  • Kim Moore King, Grandchild
  • Preston King, Grandchild-in-law
  • Brad Moore, Grandchild
  • Emily Moore, Grandchild-in-law
  • Clanci M. Foxx, Grandchild
  • William Foxx, Grandchild-in-law
  • Lindsay M. Armfield, Grandchild
  • John Armfield, Grandchild-in-law
  • Joseph Aaron Moore, Grandchild
  • Gena Moore, Grandchild-in-law
  • Stephanie Brown Jackson, Grandchild
  • Joseph Lee Moore, Brother
  • Tom also leaves behind 10 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
  • DONATIONS

  • American Legion Post 81

Services

  • Visitation Monday, June 3, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Memories

George Thomas "Tom" Moore

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Dawn Light

June 5, 2019

I am so very sorry for the loss of your Loved One. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Tom.

Nancy Staley

June 3, 2019

Tom, was a neighbor or ours and done all of our land work. He was very kind to us and a good neighbor. Remember one time when Mozelle Freeman across the road from him had a black snake in the bathroom in her house and she called him earlier to get it for his barn. He did. He got several snakes from her home. She was scared of them and could not go out and and had gotten to where she could not see. She had a stroke. Anyway, he helped her a lot. He was a good neighbor and we all loved him and his wife. He will be missed and we will not see him running up the road early in the morning for exercise anymore. To all the family, we have loss a good father, grandfather and help when we needed it. He will always be thought of and we will not forget him. He lived to a good age. He is in peace now and happy. Good luck Tom. May you Rip.
Your neighbors, Bill and Nancy Staley

Jim Hinshaw

June 3, 2019

Max, Nancy, Joe, and Uncle Joe and all family- May y'all know the love that grounded your Dad and Brother thru the struggles of WWII and the raising and husbanding of farm and family. I'll always remember my uncle as the man who laughed so often, so easily and kept quietly jolly and dependably generous to me as a child. My last visit with him, coming as an intended pastoral figure to see a recent widower, I discerned a far wiser, humbler, buoyantly alive 90*yo man who jumped up to engage me with a discussion on new exercise. His joy in life was alive and beaming. May you remember his ability to trust the love of God enough to grieve deeply and move on, as each of you has been loved into finding your own pace. Tom was there when I was terrified, yet encouraged to remount and ride a pinto pony, to laugh at mother's worry that brother Arnold was kidded too strongly, and strong enough to trust me as a grown man with the real task of continuing as a man intimately entrusted with the task of loving in grief, immanent in the love of Jesus for each human life, and overflowing with Infinite Love for all creation. Grace and Peace Jim



Roger Greene

June 3, 2019

Fair winds and following seas, Chief.

Debbie Doby

June 3, 2019

Tom they forgot to put that you were one of my best real estate friends. I was always needing the commissions and you were always there to move my sale up a little ahead of others. We shared conversations about the loss of children. You were so helpful to this community and folks like you will never be again. Mark me a spot in heaven and know you were appreciated! So very sorry for the family. Carry on by giving as Tom did.

Carol Stevenson

June 2, 2019

Another one from the greatest generation is gone. He will be missed. Thank you for your service kind man.

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Biography

George Thomas “Tom” Moore, 97, of Liberty, passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2019.

The family will receive friends on Monday, June 3, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Liberty Friends Meeting with David Hobson officiating. Burial will be following the service at Fairview Cemetery.

Tom was the son of the late Anna and George Ernest Moore. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Iva Permar Moore; son, Thomas “Tommy” Moore; grandson, Michael B. Brown; sisters, Mabel Bray and Ann Hinshaw; and brother, Arnold Moore.

He is survived by his children, Ernest Maxwell “Max” Moore, Joseph “Joe “ Moore, and Nancy Moore Brown; grandchildren, Kim Moore King (Preston), Brad Moore (Emily), Clanci M. Foxx (William), Lindsay M. Armfield (John), Joseph Aaron Moore (Gena), Stephanie Brown Jackson; and brother, Joseph Lee Moore. Tom also leaves behind 10 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Tom graduated from Liberty High School, Class of 1940. He went on to graduate from Brevard College in 1942 before entering in the United States Coast Guard in WWII. He was a Chief Machinist Mate and served on the USS Eugene. After serving his country, Tom served his community as a farmer in the 1950’s, selling eggs, butter and vegetables in downtown Greensboro. He became a land surveyor in 1967 and surveyed for more than 40 years. He was the last elected county surveyor for Randolph County.

Tom was faithful to his community and loved serving others. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 81 for 61 years and was a founding member of the VFW in Liberty, where he served as Commander. He also was a founding member of the Liberty Friends Meeting and was on the Board of Directors for Liberty Savings and Loan. In 2015, Tom received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award for persons’ who have made significant contributions to the state and their communities through exemplary service and exceptional accomplishments, most notably for being a founding member of the Randolph County Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Legion Post 81, PO Box 42, Liberty, Nc 27298, or VFW Post 8721, 604 S. Greensboro St., Liberty, NC 27298.

Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com.

Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty is honored to serve the family.