Mr. Bryce Hood Moore, age 87, of Indian Land, SC, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2023, from a heart-attack due to complications from intestinal surgery.
He was born July 7, 1935 in Franklin, NC, the eldest son of the late Joseph Jackson Moore and Lucille Hood Moore. The family moved to Spindale, NC in 1937. For a two year period, they also lived in Sumter, SC during the closing years of WWII. Bryce was active in the Boy Scouts and attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He also worked part-time in his father’s printing press business in Spindale. He graduated from RS Central High School, playing football all three years. After high school, he served in the US Army and was stationed in Germany. He then attended NC State University and graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering in 1960. That same year after a long courtship, he married the love of his life, Anne Warren of Spindale, NC.
Bryce entertained a lifelong interest in aviation beginning with model airplanes in his youth. Over time, he became a licensed pilot, progressing to an instrument rating and an instructor’s certificate. He also became interested in gliding and advanced to a bronze badge.
He started his career as a chemical salesman with Fisher Scientific in Pittsburgh, PA in 1960. Their first child, Laura, was born in 1963. In 1964, the family moved to the Atlanta area where the next fifteen years, he traveled the southeastern US as a technical products equipment salesman for MSA and LFE Corp. Alan and Kristen then came along and many weekends were enjoyed by the family visiting and climbing nearby Stone Mountain and boating on Lake Lanier. Bryce belonged to a flying club and frequent family trips were made to NC, FL and local points of interest. They were members of First Methodist Church in Tucker, GA. The family then moved to Charlotte, NC in 1978, where Bryce worked as a sales manager for Luwa Corp. and later a regional sales manager for Amtrol Corp. During this period, the family enjoyed boating on Lake Norman, rafting, tubing and canoeing on the regional rivers. Bryce and the children did lots of hiking trails in the nearby mountains. They became members of Paw Creek Presbyterian Church in Charlotte in 1979. In 1990, he started his own sales agency, Alternate Systems, and operated it until retiring. He also owned several rental properties. In 2007, with the children married and living away, Bryce and Anne moved to the Sun City Carolina Lakes community just south of Charlotte in Indian Land, SC.
For several years, they were able to enjoy the activities there. Among their favorites were pickle ball and the walking trails. At that point, they joined Faith Presbyterian Church in Indian Land, where Bryce remained active until his passing.
Lastly, besides having a successful career and loving family, our father did many things no one ever knew about. He was quite the philanthropist, donating his time and resources to many different organizations. He definitely believed in giving back and was a big believer of the tithe. I especially remember, his giving to World Vision and sponsoring a child in the Philippines her whole childhood. He encouraged others to hold on to faith and reassurance during hard times. He once sent a note with ‘FAITH’ written on it with these words, Fully-Assured-I-Trust-Him. And while in the hospital, he even witnessed to others he was around. Bryce loved the Lord and knew where he would be spending his eternity. Bryce is preceded in death by his loving wife, Anne, of 60 years, his parents, Joe and Lucille Moore, and brother-in- law, Archie Warren. He is survived by his children: Laura (Ron) Cameron of Waxhaw, NC, Alan (Fara) Fishmoore of Knoxville, TN and Kristen (Greg) Robertson of Young Harris, GA; his grandchildren: Ashlen Smith of Asheville, NC, Annagayle and Charlotte Fishmoore of Knoxville, TN, Zachary Robertson of Athens, GA; his brothers: Hugh (Mary Rachel) Moore of Spindale, NC and Alan (Karen) Moore of Charlotte, NC, along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A special shout out to his two assistants, Rebecca Tate, who has been an enormous help for the last eight years and to Ashley Miller, who was with him every day of his illness, right up to the end.
Funeral services will be held at 3 pm on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at Faith Presbyterian Church, 7520 Charlotte Hwy, Indian Land, SC 29707.
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