On February 5, 2023, Robert “Bob” Hunter Moore, loving husband, and father of two children, passed away at the age of 82. Bob was born on March 26, 1940, in Richmond, VA to Homer Plato and Odell America.
Majoring in History, English and Education, Bob graduated from Davidson College in 1962 where he was a member of the basketball team. Bob completed graduate studies at American University, was a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute and a Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security at Harvard.
Bob began work with the Department of Defense while serving in the USAF including assignment with Strategic Air Command, Airlift Division in Vietnam, and Military Traffic Management and Terminal Service. Entering civilian service, Bob worked his way up to Directorate for Transportation and Distribution Policy for the Secretary of Defense where he was a charter member in Senior Executive Service and Staff Director. Bob retired from the Pentagon as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Senior Transportation Advisor. Bob’s numerous awards include the Bronze Star for his service in Vietnam, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Department of the Army Meritorious Civilian Service Medal and DOD Distinguished Civilian Service Medal. Bob was twice awarded the Presidential Rank of Meritorious Executive in the Senior Executive Service.
Bob and his beloved wife of 47 years, Martha (predeceased) resided in Falls Church, VA and raised two children, Emily and Kathy. Post retirement, Bob enjoyed traveling, continued work with Christian Education at Falls Church Presbyterian and volunteering at VBS. He was an avid gardener, gifted carpenter, and a talented artist. Bob’s artistic ability led to teaching art classes in FCPS, recognition as Volunteer of the Year, and Clay Works in his home.
His love spread and grew into his second marriage to Carol Loy Bentley in 2014. He joyfully shared 9 years of marriage with Carol and took on the loving name of “Grand Bob” to all of his growing family. Carol and Bob enjoyed traveling, taking long walks with special dog Janie, and spending time with children and grandchildren.
Bob was preceded in death by his father Homer Plato Moore and mother, Odell America Moore; his wife, Martha Jean Moore (Shortridge); his brother William “Willie” Moore, and his brother Homer Plato Moore Jr. He is survived by his daughter Emily McCarley Dodge; grandchild Elena Marie Dodge; his daughter Katherine Jean Johnson (Charles “C.J.”); grandchildren Elizabeth Ashley Johnson and Connor Dallas Johnson (Brittany). His second wife, Carol Loy Bentley and her son Callan Bentley (Lily); grandchild Baxter and her son Connor Bentley (Karyn), grandchildren Hunter, Madison, Parker, Dylan, Drew, Kameron and Thomas James. His sisters, Sarah Lee Province and Odell Womble; his brother-Charlie Moore (Vicky); cherished cousins, especially Ann Sale; many very special nieces, nephews, neighbors, and friends. The family would like to thank the compassionate staff of Renaissance of Annandale and Goodwin House Hospice.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2023-11 a.m. at Falls Church Presbyterian Church. A private graveside service will be held on Monday, February 13, 2023, 11 a.m. at Knollkreg Memorial Park in Abingdon, VA. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Falls Church Presbyterian Church.