The Reverend George T. Moore passed away peacefully next to his wife of almost 75 years, Friday, December 22.

Pastor Moore was a Clemson graduate, served overseas as an Architect in WWII, and owned his own architecture business in Savannah, Georgia. He entered the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in 1952. Married to Elizabeth S. Moore and with four sons, he became a Lutheran Missionary to Liberia, West Africa. He graduated from the seminary and was ordained in 1957. He and his family returned to Liberia for another term which was cut short by health issues with his wife.

Over the next 30 years, he served five congregations in North and South Carolina, retiring in 1985. He continued to serve Lutheran churches, published seven books, guided tours of the Holy Lands, and preached his last sermon at age 93. He did devotions at Brookdale NE in Hickory every Tuesday. His last devotional gathering occurred two days before his death. His last book was his own autobiography entitled “I Walked with Angels,” printed in 2017.

Pastor Moore is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, one remaining son, Johnnie S. Moore, and daughters-in-law Vickie Moore and Jane Moore. He has eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sons George Moore, Jr., William Moore, and Alex Moore.

Visitation will be Wednesday, December 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at Mt. Olive, Hickory, Funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Ryan Ray officiating. Burial will follow at 3:00 p.m. at St. David Lutheran Church Cemetery in West Columbia, SC.

Memorial gifts may be made to Brookdale Northeast, 2530 16th Street NE, Hickory, 28601, or Community Healthcare & Hospice, 225 Davie Ave., Statesville, 28677.

Almighty God, source of all mercy and giver of comfort: Deal graciously, we pray, with those who mourn, that, casting all their sorrow on you, they may know the consolation of your love; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

– Prayer from the Lutheran Book of Worship


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