Burley Reid Moore

July 30, 1938 - November 18, 2012
Burley Reid Moore


Burley R. Moore, 74, of Wilmington passed away quietly at home with his family at his side on Sunday, November 18, 2012.

Mr. Moore was born in High Point, NC on July 30, 1938 the son of the late John R. and Janie Elizabeth Yow Moore. He was preceded in death by his wife of 37 years, Sarah Moore. He worked in construction most of his life and also served in the National Guard.

Surviving are his brother, William “Bobby” Moore and wife, Mary L. (Sue) of Wilmington, NC who have also taken care of him the last four years of his life; five sisters, Ida Donatelli, Carrie Seely, and Allie Williams of Wilmington, NC, Beadie Barnhill and Bennita Herring and husband, Tommy of Conway, SC; also seven nephews, six nieces, six great nephews and eight great nieces.

The family will receive friends from 12:45 to 1:30 PM Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel followed by a graveside services at 2:00 PM at Greenlawn Memorial Park officiated by his nephew, William R. Moore, Jr.

Active pallbearers will be Johnny, Bobby, Dale, and Jonathan Moore, John R. Kelly, and David Fowler.

Honorary Pallbearers will Johnny Moore, II and Nathan Herring.

Memorials may be made to Liberty Hospice in Wilmington.

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  • November 19, 2012
    Jeanie Dunlap says:
    Uncle Bob & Aunt Sue and Family, I am so very Sorry for the Loss of Burley, May God Bless you all and comfort you all at this very sad time, There are so many things that I can say bout Burley, He was a sweetheart of a man, I truely am going to miss him,It ain't gonna be the same without him around, I love Burley with all my Heart,I am so sorry for the loss of such a good man,But He isn't going to suffer anymore cause he is with God now,Well When I was around Burley he made me laugh and Brightened my day, He loved life and his family,And I know that they Loved him with all their hearts, Uncle Bob and Aunt Sue and their children and their family had Taken very good care and showed him love while he was with them, Nobody could had taken any better care of him then they did, They did a wonderful job, And they will be Blessed for the care and love they showed Burley everyday, I know that Uncle Bob and Aunt Sue and their children and families are goin to miss him dearly as I will, May God be with you all and help you all heal from all the saddeness and Grief .. I Love you all.. Jeanie

  • November 20, 2012
    Brenda says:
    Bobby and Sue, our prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow. Brenda and family

  • November 20, 2012
    Rose " Marie" Chappell and Will Chappell says:
    Aunty sue and Uncle Bob, We are sorry for your great loss, We know words can never take the pain of a loved one away, but the closness and memories you have made, will comfort you through the hard times.We know Burley is not in pain and is resting peacefully, but will surely be missed, a kind and generous spirit. Our thoughts and Prayers are with the Entire Moore Family

  • November 20, 2012
    Brenda & Kirby Burroughs says:
    We are sorry for your loss.

  • November 19, 2012
    Luisa Schmidt says:
    What a great joy to have had Burley in my life for the last few years! What a blessing Mr and Mrs Moore have been to Burley showing love that can only come from God! "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” What an example of this scripture you have shown!