Ricky Nelson Moore, 59, of 513 Lafayette St., Clinton, died Wednesday, October 10, 2018.
Visitation will be from 2-3:45pm on Saturday, October 13, 2018 followed by a Funeral Service at 4pm. The Visitation and Service will be held at Grove Park Baptist Church, 609 Northeast Blvd., Clinton, with Dr. Ray Ammons officiating. The Eulogy will be provided by his longtime friend Mr. Tim Bass. At other times, family and friends are being received at his home, 513 Lafayette St., Clinton.
Born in Clinton on March 6, 1959, Ricky was the youngest of three sons of the late Henry Elliot and Christine Tart Moore of Clinton. Upon graduation from Clinton High School, he began a crop-dusting career with Moore’s Aerial Applicators, Inc. while also beginning a poultry farming operation.
Beyond these initial careers, he held many professions including service as a dedicated fireman with the Raleigh, Taylor’s Bridge and Clinton Fire Departments. Ricky also owned and operated a number of businesses. These included Maaco of Jacksonville, Enroute Auto Sales and Enroute Transportation, Inc. In addition to his entrepreneurships, Ricky was a man of many special interests and hobbies. These included fishing, hunting, boating, water skiing, snow skiing, collecting classic cars and flat track motorcycle racing. He loved nothing better than spending an abundance of quality time enjoying each with his son, Kelby.
Throughout his highly active life, he was a committed member and contributor to a number of organizations. These include Clinton Jaycees, Duck's Unlimited, Sportsman’s Hunting Club, River Bend Hunting Club and Ol’ Lightnin’ Rods Antique Car Club. During his years of declined health, Ricky found comfort and companionship with his beloved Great Danes Cinder, Sienna and Chloe.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William Clarence “Bill” Moore, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
He is survived by his son, Kelby Clayton Moore; a brother, Henry Elliot Moore, Jr and sister-in-law Gracie Barber Moore; and numerous nieces, nephews, several special friends and his beloved “Mother Figure”, Ms. Shirley Bass.
In lieu of flowers, memorials made be made to the American Cancer Society or United Way of Sampson County.
Royal-Hall is honored to serve the Moore Family.
United Way of Sampson County
PO Box 1677, Clinton NC 28329
American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123