Ricky “Rick” Alan Moore, 70, passed away Tuesday, April 23, at his home in Fayetteville, NC.
He was born on March 12, 1949, in Raleigh, North Carolina to Forrest and Rose Moore.
He proudly served twenty-one years in the U.S. Army (1969 – 1990) retiring as a Master Sergeant, E8. He completed two tours in Vietnam and earned numerous serve awards serving as both a Combat Engineer and Aviation Operator. He was selected for Sergeant Major, E9, but retired before promotion July 31, 1990. He pursued a second career at Sam’s Club in Fayetteville until his full retirement in 2010.
Rick enjoyed watching Pittsburgh Steeler football, NASCAR, and listening to music.
He is preceded in death by his father Forrest (Ricky) Moore, wife and mother of his sons, Ann Moore and his wife Joanne Moore. He is survived by his mother, Rose Moore of Raleigh (formerly of Fayetteville), his sons Sam (Stacy) and John (Amy) Moore both of Fuquay Varina, and his stepson Joseph Watts of Fayetteville, siblings: Karen (John) Watts of Wake Forest, Jean (Gary) Bowen of Benson, Sherri (Jim) Phillips of Cary, and David Moore of Benson. He was Grandpa to David, Makayla, Lauren, Samantha, Katelyn, and Brooke.
Family visitation will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019, Noon-1PM Cornerstone Church located at 9725 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh. The Memorial Service with full military honors will follow directly after from 1-2PM.
According to his wishes, Rick will be laid to rest at Sandhills Veteran’s Cemetery, Fort Bragg, NC during a private family ceremony at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations are requested to Vietnam Veterans of America, 8719 Colesville Road, Suite 100, Silver Spring, MD, 20910.