Richard "Chris" Moore
1970 - 2021
Westmoreland Funeral Home
198 South Main Street
Marion, NC
Richard "Chris" Moore

December 27, 1970 - October 16, 2021

Richard Christopher "Chris" Moore, 50, of Old Fort, went to his Heavenly Father in the early morning of Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, after a three-week battle with COVID-19.

Chris is a native of McDowell, born Dec. 27, 1970.

Chris was a loving son, grandson, nephew, fiancé, and dad. It was in the course of caring for a family member that he became infected with COVID-19. He was a devout Christian and had faith to move mountains. A friend to all he knew, he truly believed our purpose here on earth is to help others.

Chris lived in Old Fort for most of his adult life. He graduated from East Burke High School in 1989 and Western Piedmont Community College. He worked in computer tech support for Q-Matic Corporation, now in Atlanta, and CXM Solutions in California. He was once selected as the Q-Matic Support Person of the Year for the United States, traveling extensively to the West Coast, Hawaii, Sweden, Canada, and the Philippines. His abilities allowed him to fix almost anything mechanical or technological. He loved solving problems and figuring out the challenge.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Margaret Shope Stevens, Fred Bishop Sr., Eunice and Lonnie Shotwell, and Dorothy and Lee Moore.

Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Gayle Stevens Bishop (Fred) of Old Fort and Larry Moore (Diane) of Old Fort; fiancée, Crystal Hinson of Old Fort; daughter, Carrington Harris Honeycutt (Luke) of Bakersville; stepsister, Tonjia Wenczel; grandfather, Carroll Stevens of Old Fort; grandmother, Virgie Bishop of Old Fort; special great-aunt, Dee Stevens of Old Fort; uncle, Randy Stevens (Margaret) of Old Fort; several cousins and his beloved shadow, Bandit, who followed every step he made. Also surviving is his special Nana Chick, Bulah Lavender.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 3 p.m., at Westmoreland Funeral Services in Old Fort, with Pastor Jerry Lewis officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. in the chapel of Westmoreland in Old Fort, an hour prior to the service. Masks are required to attend the services.

Flowers are accepted and appreciated, but those wishing to make a memorial please consider the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023 or at

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Larry and Diane, I am so sorry to hear of Chris´ passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
Myrna Greene
October 19, 2021
Chris you will be so missed by so many people.. You were one of the kindness men I have ever in my life meet. To his parents my deepest sympathies. To Crystal and Carrington I will continue to be by you side . I love you guys and I had the up most respect and caring for your departed love and Dad. May he rest in peace
Dawne Foster
October 19, 2021
Gayle and Freddy, Our deepest condolences. So sorry to hear of Chris pasing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Aunt Vergie during this difficult time. Love you, Tammie and Jim Pressley
Tammie C Pressley
October 18, 2021
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