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Jack Hilton Moore, Jr.

May 26, 1957 — February 17, 2024

Mount Airy, NC

Jack Hilton Moore, Jr.

 Mr. Jack “Butch” Hilton Moore, Jr., age 66 of Mount Airy, went home to his heavenly father on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at Watauga Medical Center in Boone, NC.  He was born May 26, 1957, in Surry County to the late Jack Hilton Moore, Sr. and Helen Ruth Haynes Moore.  He graduated from Mt Airy High School in 1975 where he was an accomplished wrestler and baseball player (he still holds the record for the most games/plays without an error by a second baseman).  Jack was Mount Airy’s finest (born, raised, and loved his hometown).  Jack then attended Appalachian State University where he continued to wrestle and then graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice in 1979.  While in school at Appalachian, Jack fell in love with Boone and anything App State, so much so that he never missed an App State Home Football Game (excluding COVID) since 1975. With that being said, Jack made certain that he was also in attendance at all three Back to Back to Back App State National Championships (2005, 2006, and 2007) and each of their 8 Bowl Games.  Jack continued to support Appalachian State University through donations and being an active YOSEF club member ever since he was freshmen. Jack then returned to Mount Airy and dedicated his career and life to helping children.  He initially worked at Surry Friends of Youth, counseling youth, and then moved on to become a Juvenile Court Counselor with the State of NC in 1980.  In 1988 Jack then completed his Master's degree in Adult Education at Appalachian State and was able to then use this degree to help him become the Chief Juvenile Court Counselor for District 17 in 1990.   In 1995 Jack then pursued and obtained the achievement of being recognized as a Certified Public Manager.   Jack also received the Surry Friends of Youth Award for his outstanding service in support of children and families.   He further was instrumental in helping to start the Surry County Children's Center (known now as the Children's Center of Northwest NC).  In 2010, Jack retired from his role as Chief Court Counselor for the State of NC, with over 30 years of service and was further awarded the prestigious Long Leaf Pine Award.  While Jack was successful in his career, he also excelled within his personal pursuits as well.  Jack was a former Deacon and Sunday School Teacher at Southside Baptist Church.  He played, coached, and umpired fastpitch softball for over 30 years, starting in the 1970's.  In the 80s, Jack volunteered his time as a coach to help East Surry High School launch their wrestling program.  After surviving a battle with cancer, Jack found a passion for Power Lifting.   From 1999 to 2006 he won numerous state trophies and broke multiple world records, including his own.  In 2005 Jack took up the sport of volleyball, playing in 2 leagues in Winston Salem, where he developed many lasting friendships.  In 2010, Jack then found a new and exciting sport, Pickleball, that had just begun in the area.  He enjoyed Pickleball to the fullest, playing tournaments, meeting new friends, and developing a pickleball family.  As a former member of the Surry County Health Foundation, he helped organize the first ever Pickleball Tournament in Mt. Airy.  As an Elks Lodge member, Jack further sought to always find an opportunity to give to others.  Jack lived life to the fullest, and to know Jack was to LOVE Jack!  He will be missed by so many!  Left to cherish his memory, are his loving wife of 15 years, Candice “Candy” Wall Moore of the home; sisters, Sherry Moore (Randy Dollyhigh), and Krista (Michael) Jones; nieces, Elizabeth (Bobby) Snow, Stacey (Janson) McMickle, Shania (Justin) Barber, and Taylor Peele; nephews, Brett Jones, and Austin (Maddy) Peele; great nieces, Olivia Snow, Jaden McMickle, Paisley McMickle, Jaycee-Kate McMickle, Piper McMickle, Adelyn Barber, and Ella Barber; great nephews, Blake Snow, Brady Snow, and Crew McMickle; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Tony and Pam Wall; and a sister-in-law, Mandy Wall Peele (Allen Vaughn).   In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his grandparents; and his special furry baby, Sunshine.  A service of worship and celebration of Jack’s life will be held on Sunday, February 25, 2024, at 3:00pm in the Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Mount Airy.  The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 24, 2024, from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at Moody Funeral Home in Mount Airy.   Memorial donations may be made to the Children’s Center of Northwest North Carolina, PO Box 692, Dobson, NC 27017.   The family is further seeking to establish a scholarship in Jack’s memory with Appalachian State University. Moody Funeral Services in Mount Airy is serving the family.  

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Visitation

Saturday, February 24, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Moody Funeral Services (Mount Airy)

206 West Pine Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030

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Funeral Service

Sunday, February 25, 2024

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Moody Funeral Services (Mount Airy)

206 West Pine Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030

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Burial

Sunday, February 25, 2024

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