Mr. David Odell Moore Sr., 86, left for heaven on November 7, 2019 while at Hospice Home at High Point.
Dad was born in Stokes County, N.C. on October 7, 1933, the first son of Bessie Oleta Martin Moore and Brockley Odell Moore. He was raised in High Point, living here his entire life and graduating from High Point High School where he played baseball and basketball. In 1956, he graduated from High Point College as a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. The friendships he made at both schools endured throughout his lifetime. Dad was the consummate sales and businessman. He began his career at Anvil Brand and over the years began and operated several successful businesses in the apparel industry, including, Ram Tiemakers, Britt Shirtmakers and Piedmont Embroidery. He also was a partner in a number of furniture related businesses, including, High Point Woodworking and Preview Furniture. Dad was always the entrepreneur, coming up with the next great idea.
Surviving is his wife, Peggy; his children, Sharyn Andrews (Roy), David Moore Jr. (Penny) and Britt Moore (Karen); step-daughter, Amber Hayes; grandchildren, Sara Britt Andrews Grein, Caitlin Andrews, Ethan Moore, Jake Moore and Brennen Moore; step-grandchildren, Tanner Hayes, Ryan Brown and Natalie Weiss (Beau); great grandchildren, Libby and Dalton; sister, Kay Moore Hill; sister-in-law, Brenda Moore; the mother of his children, Patricia White Moore; and a number of nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. In addition to his parents, Dad was predeceased by his brother, Rayford Moore; and his step son, Scott Brown. Dad was devoted to his family. He was blessed to have his mom live to the age of 101 and he enjoyed having time to spend with her daily until her passing. He loved his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, always supporting us in all our endeavors. He was an outdoorsman with a deep love for hunting and fishing. He was a founding member of the North River Hunt Club in Currituck County, NC. He was blessed with many good dogs, but two he loved in particular were Smut and Macho. He also loved horseracing and going to the track but, ultimately, his passion was his family.
A celebration of his life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 11, at Christ United Methodist Church, where he was a member, with Rev. Keith Sexton officiating. The family will receive visitors from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Sunday, November 10, at Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dad’s memory be directed to Christ United Methodist Church, 1300 N. University Parkway, High Point, N.C. 27262 or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 50 Memphis, Tennessee, 38101-9929.
Christ United Methodist Church
1300 North University Parkway, High Point NC 27262
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105