Marion W. Moore

We lost the library’s longtime local history and genealogy volunteer yesterday.  He knew more about the history and people of the area than anyone I have ever met.  He will be sorely missed by me and everyone at the library, especially on every Tuesday from 1-4 pm when he would punctually man the volunteer desk.  I knew something was wrong when I came back from vacation 2 months ago and he didn’t show up on that Tuesday.  I couldn’t remember him ever missing a shift.

I went to visit him at his home yesterday and was told by his son that he had died two hours before I arrived.  I hated that I missed the last opportunity to talk to a person who had become an indispensable coworker and friend.

Marion W. Moore

Posted Tuesday, August 9, 2016 9:00 pm

Marion W. “Monk” Moore, 83, of Wilson, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016.

Funeral, Friday, 10 a.m., Maplewood Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Ruffin Moore; and parents, Marion and Juanita Woodard Moore.

He was retired from the N.C. Department of Transportation and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Monk is survived by his daughter, Susan W. Moore of Wilson; son, Grey Moore of Wilson; grandchildren, Casey Moore of Wilson and Tanner Moore of Atlanta; and sister, Becky Rhodes (Eddie) of Wilmington.

Memorials are suggested to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1423, Wilson, NC 27894.

Arrangements are by Wilson Memorial Service, 2811 Fieldstream Drive N., Wilson,


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