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Greenwood, SC 29646
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83, of McCormick, SC, husband of Joan K. Moffett, died on February 6, 2014. Born in Real County, TX, he was a son of the late William Ester and Lois Belle Kelly Moffett. Bill received his BA degree in Economics from The University of Texas and was a Ph.D. candidate at The University of Texas and The National University of Mexico. He served in the US Marine Corps and the US Navy during the Korean Conflict, where he was a recipient of the Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts and the Naval Commendation Medal, and taught economics at The University of Texas and US Foreign Service in Washington, Latin America and in the Caribbean area. Bill spent his career with Gulf Oil Corporation, where he served as General Manager of Mene Grande Oil (Gulf subsidiary in Venezuela), was Vice President in the Latin America and Caribbean areas, was Executive Vice President of Rio Blanco Oil Shale Company (Gulf and Amoco mining subsidiary), was the Corporate Vice President of Gulf's World Wide Public Affairs and retired as President of Gulf Oil Foundation. He served as a consultant of international and domestic public affairs for Gulf Oil. Bill was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, a life sponsor of Duck's Unlimited, the former Senior Vice President of National/International Programs for DU, former DU Trustee for US, Canada and Mexico, a life sponsor of Trout Unlimited, Council of the Americas, Explorers Club, and a board member of both the Wildlife Legislative Fund and the Wildlife Conservation Fund. Bill was a member of the Lutheran Church By the Lake, McCormick, SC. Surviving are his wife of the home; his children, William E. Moffett (Alejandra), Deborah M. Haynes (Kenny), Leslie S. Moffett, Lisa R. Rees (John), Cara R. Hartsock (Randy) and Amy R. Gamble (Jason); 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Deloise Reagan (Rodney). Services will be held in Texas and South Carolina. HARLEY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, Greenwood, SC ( and Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, Uvalde, TX (www.rekfunerals) are in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Feb. 8, 2014
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