Charles was the first child born to the union of Dr. Charles A. Moore Jr. and Doris Wilborn Moore in Omaha, Nebraska. Their first daughter, Vicki, was born in Omaha before the family relocated to Excelsior Springs, MO. The youngest sister, Sylvia, joined the family.
Charles attended elementary school at St. Anne’s in Excelsior Springs, and high school at De LA Salle Military Academy in Kansas City. Following high school he joined the Air Force and served as an air traffic controller in the early phases of the Viet Nam conflict. Returning to the Kansas City area, he attended KCMO Junior College
In 1966, he married Jacquelyn (Jacqui) McAfee, and one child was born of that union, their son Charles A. Moore IV
He held a wide range of employment, beginning with a stint with the Santa Fe Railroad in the West Bottoms. He soon discovered his real talent lay in marketing and customer relations that developed through a range of positions with Continental Bakery (Wonder Bread) , Gallo Wines and Southwestern Bell/At&T with marketing assignments in Kansas City, Sedalia, Jefferson City and St. Louis Missouri. He retired from the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Kansas City
Upon his return to the area following his military service he became involved in a wide range of community activities, as one of the early members of Freedom Inc., co-founded by his father, Dr. Charles A. Moore, Jr. He maintained his interest and commitment to community efforts and veterans’ affairs through active participation in the Marlborough Neighbors Association, American Legion Post 149, P.M. Prudence Lodge # 6 F&AM Kansas City, Kansas, VFW Post 7178, Pioneer Club of Kansas City (past president)
Charles was an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Sylvia.
He will be missed from family holiday celebrations by son, Charles A. (Chuck) Moore IV, Jacquelyn Moore, sister Vicki Collins, nephews Rollin (Amanda) Collins, Dezarell Reynolds and nieces Lynda Collins, Kamila Collins, and Desiraye Collins Pearson, A very “special niece” Yolonda (John) King.
His favorite co-conspirator in the good, bad, and the ugly, Eugene (Gene) Helms.
A memorial celebration is being planned for mid-February.
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