John McDowell Moore ’41

John McDowell Moore Jr., 98, passed away peacefully in Huntersville, surrounded by his family, January 17, 2018.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Davidson College Presbyterian Church in Davidson and the Rev. Larry Lyons officiated.

He was born April 18, 1919 in Laurens, S.C., where he attended the Laurens City Schools. John later attended the Darlington School in Rome, Ga. He attended Davidson College and graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1942, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. John served as a 1st Lt. in the Army Air Corps in the North African Campaign during World War II.

On June 9, 1951, he married Nancy Anderson Moore of Moore, S.C. John and Nancy raised four daughters and lived happily in Lexington. His beloved wife predeceased him in 2006 after 54 years of marriage. While in Lexington, John was vice president of Dacotah Cotton Mills.

An active member of the Lexington community, he served as chairman of the Lexington Memorial Hospital and was a Life Member of the Kiwanis Club in Lexington. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Lexington, where he served as Deacon, Elder and Clerk of the Session. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Perpetual Savings and Loan.

For the last nine years of his life, John resided at the Pines at Davidson, where he had wonderful friends, and continued his life-long love of learning and cheered for his beloved Davidson Wildcats.

John was known for his warm, outgoing personality and his ability to connect with people. He enjoyed reading, celebrating his Scottish roots and attending his weekly wine club meeting at the Pines. He and Nancy travelled extensively and his wide range of experiences made John a wonderful storyteller. He will be missed greatly by family and friends alike.

John is survived by daughters, Margaret Moore Robb (David) of Cincinnati, Ohio, Elizabeth Moore Glenn (James) of Spartanburg, S.C., Mary Moore Palmes (Wes) of Statesville, and Nancy Moore Jenkins (Butch) of Biscoe. He is also survived by ten wonderful grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Pines at Davidson, Resident Support Fund, 400 Avinger Lane, Davidson, NC 28036 or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Davidson Funeral Home, Lexington.

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