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Salem Funeral Home following the service
120 South Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Friday, Feb 17, 2017
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Service information
Salem Funeral Home
120 South Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Friday, Feb 17, 2017
11 a.m.
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Thomas Walter Moore, Jr.
May 01, 1937 - Feb 14, 2017
Forsyth County
Thomas Walter Moore, Jr., age 79, died February 14, 2017 peacefully in his home in Winston Salem, NC.

He was the son of Walter and Lucy Moore of Winston Salem, NC and was born in Asheville, NC. He is preceded in death by his parents, a son, Thomas Walter Moore, III, a sister, Nancy Moore and a granddaughter, Stephanie Moore. Tom is survived by his loving wife, Peggy Sexton Moore of the home; two sons, Christopher Moore (Amy) of Summerfield, NC and Stephen Moore of Winston Salem, NC; two daughters, Cindy DeBruhl (Max) of Pfafftown, NC and Tina Moore Poston of Myrtle Beach, SC; and one brother, Kenneth Moore (Gail) of Statesville, NC; two stepdaughters, Lynn Tyndall DePasquale (Joe) of Jamestown, NC and Catherine Tyndall Tralongo (Ken) of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren Thomas Moore IV (Ashley) of Richmond, VA; John and Tori Poston of Myrtle Beach, SC; Alex and Rachel Cumbie of Chesapeake, VA; MacKenzie, Amelie and Juliette Moore of Summerfield; great granddaughters, Eden, Emmie and Vera of Richmond, VA and four step grandchildren, Michael and Gray DePasquale of Jamestown, NC and Jackson and Grace Tralongo of Atlanta, GA.

Tom graduated from Lee Edwards High School in Asheville, NC in 1954 and joined the Air Force the same year until 1957. While in the service, he served on the Air Force tennis team and was stationed in California and Korea. After his completion of service, Tom was offered a scholarship to Duke University, University of North Carolina, N.C. State University and Wake Forest University. He chose Wake Forest receiving his Bachelor of Arts in 1961. Deciding to go to law school, he received his Juris Doctorate in 1963 and was admitted to practice law in North Carolina in 1963. He became an associate with Deal, Hutchins and Minor from 1963 – 1964. In 1964, he became Assistant Solicitor and assistant County Attorney until 1965. Then he was appointed Solicitor of Superior Court (District Attorney) by Governor Dan K. Moore in 1965 and covered Forsyth, Ashe, and Alleghany counties. In 1965, Tom was elected Solicitor of Superior Court and served until 1970. Tom elected to go into private practice of law in 1971 through 1997 and a single practitioner until 1988. He then joined the firm of Doughton, Moore and Rucker which merged with Hutchins and Tyndall firm in 1989 and became Hutchins, Tyndall, Doughton and Moore. Tom was a member of the N.C. Bar Association, N.C. State Bar, and 21st Judicial District Bar. Since 1998, he served as a Certified Mediator in the North Carolina Court System. After 35 years of practicing law, Tom retired in 1997.

Tom also served on the Board of Directors of AAA Winston Salem from 1972 – 2000 and was Chairman of the Board until 2008. He became President of AAA Winston Salem in 2000 when AAA Winston Salem merged with AAA Carolinas. He served on the Board of Directors of AAA Carolinas since 2000.

Tom was also a director and officer of United Automotive Service until it was sold in 1997.

Tom was a member of Forsyth Country Club and High Meadows Country Club where he was on the Board of Directors for three years. He was an avid golfer and loved spending time at the mountain home, feeding the birds and enjoying life with Peggy. He also belonged to Calvary Baptist Church where he taught Sunday school for years.

Tom loved life and lived it to the fullest. He enthusiastically embraced every opportunity to be with his friends at Forsyth CC and High Meadows. He was a kind and gentle father, grandfather and husband. He will be surely missed.

A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 17, 2017 at Salem Funeral Home. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Kate B. Reynolds Hospice, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.

Online condolences may be sent to www.salemfh.com.
 
 
 
 
Condolences
Donna & John Moore
Peggy, We are so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. I wish I could be there to give you a hug tomorrow, however John's brother has also passed away and we will be at his service. Please know that I am thinking of you and sending love and prayers. Donna Moore
 
 
Bob and Caroline Cowan
Peggy, we are so sad to hear about Tom. Our prayers and with you and your family. Bob and Caroline Cowan
 
 
Judge David Cayer
I became interested in law and courts at a young age. I would wander into the old Forsyth County Courthouse to watch trials. I wrote to Mr. Moore -- then the Solicitor- and he was very kind to me and spoke with me on several occasions. I was very impressed with him as a prosecutor. He encouraged my interest in the law. I went on to become a prosecutor and state and federal judge. I am very grateful for his influence. God bless his family during this sad time.
 
 
MONICA IMES ROSS
TO THE ENTIRE FAMILY OF THOMAS (TOM) MOORE, MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES ARE EXPRESSED ON THE PASSING OF YOUR DEAR LOVED ONE. MAY GOD BRING COMFORT DURING THIS MOST PRECIOUS MOMENT, PROVIDE STRENGTH FROM THIS DAY FORTH, AND GUIDANCE WITH HIS LOVING WORDS, MY PRAYERS, THOUGHTS, AND LOVE ARE WITH EACH AND EVERYONE AT THIS MOMENT. MONICA IMES ROSS
 
 
Don Long
Tom was a great gentleman and student of the law. He hired me out of Wake Forest Law School in 1978 and I worked with him for over a year until early 1980. In that short time me managed to teach me quite a bit, most importantly, he led by example, showing how a lawyer should conduct himself in practice and everyday life. Tom was truly one of the great lawyers and gentlemen of our community. To all his family,please accept my sincere condolences and may your memories of Tom help comfort you.
 
 
 
 
 
 

         

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