Senior Master Sergeant Clarence Hershel Moore, Jr. died unexpectedly at the age of 67 at his residence in Sumter, SC.
He was born on January 22, 1955 in Folkston, to the late Clarence Hershel Moore, Sr. and his mother, Marcelle Sikes Moore.
He was the second born of eight siblings, Janice (Rudy) Norwood of Waycross, GA, Karen (Mike) Woodard of Waycross, GA, Marsha (Lonnie) Davis of Folkston, the late Larry Moore of Folkston, Ferrel Moore of Folkston, the late Terrel Moore of Folkston, and Doug (Tammy) Moore of Waycross, GA.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Moore of Sumter, SC. He was the proud father of four children, the late Clarence Hershel Moore, III of Alexandria, LA, Mary Ann Moore of Valdosta, GA, Emily Moore of Plant City, FL, and Brandy Moore-Bateman of Woodbury, GA. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Trenton Proffitt, Ashton Owens, Lexy Owens, September Williford, Seth Williford, Saira Justice, and Tre’ Brantley; great-grandchildren, Emerald McKenna and Elliot Williford; he was also loved by many nieces and nephews.
He was a graduate of Charlton County High School in 1973. After graduation, he was employed by CSX Railroad in Waycross, GA. In 1975, he began his distinguished military career when he followed his father’s footsteps and joined the United States Air Force. He retired as a Senior Master Sergeant with many military honors for his loyal service to our country. He had a life long love of learning and continued his education studying many things including theology.
His hobbies and interests included motorcycles, homesteading, and music. He was a talented musician and singer that played the guitar. He also was known for composing many songs. He was a gifted entrepreneur and passionate about our government and the welfare of our nation.
He was a man of strong faith and had a personal relationship with his Savior Jesus Christ.
He was a skilled and intuitive problem solver. He was known for his sage advice and leadership. He was a positive influence to all who knew him. He was a humble man with a giving heart and his strong presence will be missed by all who loved him. He was and will always be our HERO! A limb has fallen from our family tree and we would appreciate your prayers for comfort, strength and peace.
“A FALLEN LIMB”
A limb has fallen from the family tree. I keep hearing a voice that says, “Grieve not for me”. Remember the best times, the laughter, the songs. The good life I lived while I was strong. Continue my heritage, I’m counting on you. Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through. My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest. Continue traditions, no matter how small. Go on with your life, don’t worry about the falls. I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin. Until the day comes when we’re together again. - Author Unknown
Graveside funeral services were held Monday, June 27, 2022 in the Pineview Cemetery with Pastor Hunter Thomas officiating. Moody Air Force Base Honor Guard will provide full military honors.
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He may exalt you.” 1 Peter 5:6
“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8
Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at www.shepardrobersonfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home in Folkston.