April 19, 2022, 79, Pikeville –
James Daniel Moore Jr. was born Jersey City, NJ to Gertrude and James Moore Sr. on September 26, 1942 and was called home April 19, 2022.
James went to school in NYC and graduated in June 1960 from Charles Evans Hughes High School.
He was a veteran of The Vietnam War and served in the Air National Guard from 1960 to 1969.
James worked as a driver for United Parcel Service (UPS) after leaving the military service and quickly moved up the ranks to a Loss prevention Supervisor in New York City from 1969 to 1982. He then reenlisted in Army National Guard from 1982 to 2000 receiving an honorable discharge and was awarded various medals commendations and awards including the Good Conduct Medal, Army Achievement Medal and the Globe War on Terrorism Medal.
After retiring from the military, James continued to be involved with many military and civil organizations Including the American Legion where he became the First Afro American Male to hold the title of Department Commander of North Carolina which he held for two years and also a first in the State of North Carolina, Disabled Veterans of America, Kinston Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 892, Goldsboro DAV Chapter 45, Goldsboro National Box Car 40& 8, Kinston-Lenoir County Board of Directors Member for the aging and many more national and community base organizations.
James Moore was preceded in death by his mother, Gertrude and father, James Moore.
James Daniel Moore Jr. is survived by his spouse, Francine Moore; his son, Ramon Anthony Moore and his wife, Andrea Baker-Moore of Fort Meade, Maryland; his three grandchildren, Shakima Thimba and her husband, Elis Thimba of Middletown, Delaware, Johnathan Lee of Middletown Delaware and Sherelle Wilcher and her husband, Jon Wilcher of Aberdeen, Maryland and three great-grandsons, Levi Thimba, Liam Thimba, and Nuri Lee and his beloved dog, Thor.
Homegoing service with military honors will be held Monday, April 25, 2022 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro. Visitation will be prior to the service from 1 until 1:45 at the funeral home.
Services entrusted to the care of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.