George Moore

Published 5:46 pm Monday, October 5, 2015

George Thomson Moore “Tom,” 85, died Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 at Tryon Estates in Columbus, N.C.

He was born in East Orange, N.J., on May 14, 1930, the son of George Thomson Moore and Esther Haynes Lane Moore. He graduated from Tryon High School in 1949 and from North Carolina State University in 1953. He served as a First Lieutenant in the U. S. Army in Korea.

He is survived by his daughter Caroline (Austin) Chapman, his grandson Thomson Flynn Moore Chapman, and his sister Priscilla Tapley.  He is also survived by his step children Pamela McDougald, Scott (Brenda) McDougald, Dorothy (Rick) Maynard, Janet Howell, Marguerite Kerhulas; numerous step grandchildren and step great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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He was predeceased by his wife Mary Flynn Moore, his son Brian Thomson Moore and his second wife Sylvia Smith Dodge.

A funeral service will be held at Holy Cross Episcopal Church on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 at noon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Cross Episcopal Church, P. O. Box 279 Tryon, NC 28782 or Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave Tryon, NC 28782.

An online guest register is available at

McFarland Funeral Chapel
Tryon, N.C.