SALISBURY Mr. Samuel Glenn Moore, Sr., 90, of Salisbury, NC passed away Monday, May 28, 2012 at the W.G. Hefner Veteran's Administration Medical Center.
Born January 31, 1922 to the late Harvey Franklin and Myrtle Hines Moore of Davidson County, he was educated in Davidson County Schools and a graduate of High Point High School. During WWII, he was a tank commander in the 736th Tank Battalion attached to the 9th Army in the European Theatre. He was awarded the Bronze Star.
In the early 1900's, Sam's father, H.F. "Bob" Moore, pioneered in public transportation. The vehicles used were jitnies and open air touring cars equipped with cloth curtains. After WWII Sam and his brother Lindsay followed suit and continued serving the public with transportation. They operated a charter service covering Piedmont North Carolina. This service specialized in educational tours for grade school students. After 40 years and transporting thousands of passengers, the company was sold. Sam and Lindsay retired extremely proud of an unchallenged safety record of no accidents or injuries.
Mr. Moore was a member of First United Methodist Church and at one time served on the Official Board of the Church. He was a member and past president of the Golden Rule Forum Sunday School Class. Along with his wife he coordinated the Methodist Connection, the Senior Adult Group at his church.
Mr. Moore was a lifetime member and past president of the NC Bus Association where he received the President's award in appreciation for his devotion and outstanding service. He was a member and a past president of the Milford Hills Lions Club where he received the Melvin Jones Fellow Award. For many years he served on the Board of Directors of the Historic Spencer Shops. Mr. Moore was named Director Emeritus from the State of NC Executive Dept. He was a member of the Harold B. Jarrett American Legion Post.
Preceding Mr. Moore in death was a sister, Gwendolyn Moore Peterson and a brother, Lindsay Fuller Moore.
Mr. Moore is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Emma Lou Scott Moore; daughter, Jane Moore Beeding and husband Bill of Winston Salem, NC; son, Samuel Glenn Moore, Jr. of Salisbury, NC; granddaughters, Mary S. Beeding and Sarah Beeding DeNito and husband John both of Winston Salem, NC; and great-granddaughters, Kayleigh Brooke Beeding and Riley Scott DeNito of Winston Salem, NC.
A visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 30 at Summersett Funeral Home.
A funeral service will be held, Thursday (May 31) at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church; conducted by Rev. Steve Haines. The Golden Rule Sunday School Class will sit together as a group. Burial will follow at City Memorial Park with military honors conducted by The Rowan County Veterans Honor Guard.
The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Building 42D of the Veteran's Hospital for their special care and support.
Memorials may be made to the Building Fund at First United Methodist Church, 317 S. Church St., Salisbury, NC 28144.
Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Moore family. Online condolences may be made to www.summersettfuneralhome.com.