INDIAN LAND – Capt. Benjamin "Ben" Odell Moore, age 44, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013.
He was born Dec. 5, 1968, in Rock Hill, S.C., the son of Barry Moore and Patsy Ashley Moore. He was the husband of Teresa Merritt Moore. Mr. Moore began his career in 1987 at the Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department, where he served in various positions including being elected chief. In 1994, he joined the Charlotte Fire Department and in June 2010, he was promoted to captain and was assigned to Ladder 26 – B Shift. Ben also currently held the position of lieutenant at the Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department, where he was nominated as Firefighter of the Year in 2012. Ben was also a member of Osceola United Methodist Church and the American Paint Horse Association.
Capt. Moore is survived by his wife, Teresa Merritt Moore of the home; his parents, Barry and Patsy Moore of Indian Land; two daughters, Jessica Moore and Natalie Moore, both of the home; a sister, Barrie Ann Marsh and her husband, Jamie, of Indian Land; a nephew, Cooper Marsh; and his father-in-law, Tommy Merritt of Indian Land.
The celebration of life firefighter's funeral service for Capt. Moore will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Osceola United Methodist Church, officiated by the Rev. Harry K. Gindhart Jr. and the Rev. Tai Magette. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family of Mr. Moore will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening, Aug. 6, at Hartley Burgess Funeral Home.
The family suggests memorial contributions to CFD Burned Children's Fund, c/o Charlotte Fire Department Credit Union, 2100 Commonwealth Ave., Charlotte, NC 28205; or Osceola United Methodist Church, 6575 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720.
An online guest register is available on the obituaries page at www.hartleyburgess.com.
Hartley Burgess Funeral Home & Crematory of Lancaster, S.C., is caring for the family of Capt. Moore.