Death of Walter Louis Moore Jr.
Our country has lost another one of her WWII veterans; a member of “The Greatest Generation” as Tom Brokaw so famously described. Walter Louis Moore, Jr., 86, of Charleston, died peacefully at his home on January 13, surrounded by family.
Born July 29, 1926 on his family farm in Normantown, WV, his parents were Walter Louis Moore, Sr. and Madge Newlon Moore. “Louis Jr.” as he was called, attended schools in Gilmer County and was drafted in 11th grade to serve his country during WWII. He spent over 17 months in ground combat in the Asiatic Pacific Theater.
Upon returning from the war, Louis went on to graduate from Morris Harvey College. There, he met his bride, Jean Rosemary Boyd. They married on Jan 21, 1949 and have been together 63 years. Louis then spend three years teaching in Kanawha County before earning a Masters Degree from WVU. He then had a 33 year career working in accounting for Union Carbide, building #82.
Louis was a true Mountaineer fan, loved people and never met a stranger. He was a jack of all trades and made it a priority to be positive and lend a hand to help his fellow man. A 50+ year member of Bream Memorial Church in Charleston, Louis was a man of faith. However, he always said his favorite place to worship God was on a mountain top with a hunting rifle in one hand and a Milwaukee’s Best in the other.
Louis was a 50 year Mason and a member of the Charleston Masonic Lodge No. 153. He was also a 32 degree Scottish Rite Mason and member of the Bene Kedem Shrine.
As a beloved and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather to his family, he is survived by his wife Jean Rosemary Boyd Moore of Charleston, son Walter L Moore, III of Charleston, daughter Martha M. Law and Pat of Parkersburg. He had five grandchildren: Sarah Law Levy, Jennifer Law Whitaker, Aaron Moore, David Moore and Robert Moore. He was also the proud great-grandfather of three.
In Lieu of flowers, he has requested that contributions be made to the Bene Kedem Shrine Transportation Fund, P. O. Box 2589, Charleston, WV 25329 or the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center, 406 Capital Street, Charleston, WV 25301.
“I have fought the good fight, I finished the race, and I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4: 7.
Service will be Sunday, January 15 at 2:00 p.m., Bream Memorial Presbyterian Church, Charleston, with the Rev. Robert M. Wood officiating. Friends may call on Saturday, January 14 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be offered at www.bartlettburdettecox.com
Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.
Saturday, January 14
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home
513 Tennessee Avenue Charleston, WV 25302
Sunday, January 15
Bream Memorial Presbyterian Church
317 Washington Street West Charleston, WV 25302
Cunningham Memorial Park
St. Albans, WV