Charles Wilson Moore, Jr.

Charles Wilson “Charlie” Moore, Jr., 80, of Woodway, died peacefully at his home Wednesday, September 9, 2020 after a very brief battle with cancer.

Funeral Service: Charlie’s family will gather at 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 14, at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Columbarium with The Rev. Dr. James M. Pevehouse and The Rev. Brandon McGinnis officiating.  Due to COVID-19, the service is limited to immediate family. The service will be live-streamed via the church’s Facebook page.

Charles Wilson “Charlie” Moore, Jr. was born July 26, 1940 in Monahans, Texas to Charles Wilson Moore, Sr. and Natalie Ruth Rash Moore.

After several moves while his father was in the oil business, the family settled in Dallas where Charlie graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School. He attended Texas A&M and received a degree in Industrial Engineering.  He was on Battle Group Staff in the Corps of Cadets, the Ross Volunteers, a class officer for 4 years, on the Election Commission and the Aggieland yearbook staff.

Following A&M, Charlie served 13 months in the 1st Cav Division, Honest John Rocket Artillery in Korea.  Upon his return to Texas, he married his life partner, Nancy McNatt, on November 7, 1964.  They moved to Fort Hood for the remainder of his active duty. After 4 years of reserve service, Charlie was honorably discharged with the rank of Captain.

In 1965, Charlie and Nancy moved to Waco where he was Industrial Engineer, then Project Engineer, for Owens-Illinois Glass Plant.  In 1968, Charlie joined Universal-Atlas Cement, later known as Lehigh Cement.  He supervised the building of the white cement plant, and later served as Assistant Plant Manager.  While working, Charlie attended night classes at Baylor, earning a Masters of Business in 1974. During this time, Charlie and Nancy welcomed sons, Collin and Derek, and daughter, Reagan.  He also served as Jr. Warden and Chairman of the Rector Search Committee at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and was chairman of Woodway Planning and Zoning.  He and Nancy were also participants in the Cotton Palace Pageant.  In addition, Charlie was on the Board then served as President of the Hedonia Club.  In 1985, the Moores were transferred to Maryland where Charlie was Assistant Plant Manager at the larger Union Bridge plant.  He also served as Jr Warden at Ascension Episcopal Church in Westminster, and on the Maryland Wine Festival Committee.  He was President-Elect of Rotary when they were transferred back to Waco in 1991.  As Plant Manager, Charlie worked closely with both hourly and salaried employees to increase efficiency and lower costs, thus preventing the plant from being shutdown. Charlie retired in 2002.

Back in Waco, Charlie became involved throughout the community. He was Jr. Warden, then Sr. Warden, member of the Men’s Breakfast Group and co-chair of the chapel building committee at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. He played the role of a former King in the Cotton Palace Pageant and was on the Board of Directors for Rotary Club of  Waco and the Waco Symphony. He was chair of the Carleen Bright Arboretum and later, chair of the Woodway Foundation. Charlie was on the Finance Committee for Historic Waco Foundation, and chair of the Finance Committee of the MCC Foundation Board.  He also served two terms as Texas A&M Class Agent.

Charlie was predeceased by his parents; and infant twin sons.

He is survived by Nancy, his adoring wife of over 55 years; son, Collin Moore and wife, Suellen and their son, Jackson; son, Derek Moore and wife, Leslie and their daughters, Katherine and Natalie; and daughter, Reagan and her children, Dax and Julia. Charlie is also survived by his brother, Griff Moore and wife, Tonya; his sister, Natalie; brother-in-law, Jim McNatt and wife, Laurie; and a host of dear nieces, nephews and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Charlie’s memory may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 601 Columbus Avenue, Waco, TX 76701, MCC Foundation Scholarship Fund, 1400 College Drive, Waco, TX 76708 or to Baylor Scott & White Hospice, 2911 Herring Avenue, Suite 310, Waco, TX 76708








Place of Service: St. Paul Episcopal Church , 515 Columbus Ave.; Waco, TX 76701

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  1. John and Ramona Beasley

    Charlie was a dedicated, strong Aggie. He will always be remembered, missed by the Aggie Family. John and I send a prayer of deep, sincere sympathy to Nancy and family now and in the days to come.

    John Beasley ’62 and Ramona Beasley
    Westlake Hills, Texas

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with Nancy and all of the Moore family. It was an honor knowing Charlie. Wonderful ”former neighbor” and great man.

  3. Baylor Scott & White Hospice

    Dear Mrs. Moore and Family,
    The Baylor Scott & White Hospice team would like to extend to you our deepest sympathy. Thank you for allowing us to care for Mr. Moore and please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. A deeply productive life and a greatly admired and appreciated human. We will miss you so much, Charlie. Rest In Peace, friend. Our best to Nancy and the family.
    Jim and Cindy SoRelle

  5. My sincere condolences to Charlie’s family. Charlie Moore gave me, a 23 year old inexperienced young man fresh out of the Marine Corps, an opportunity for a job that nobody else would. He was a great leader and earned the respect and admiration of all of the men and women that worked for him. One of my most profound memories was standing in the front office at the plant and watching the live coverage of the Events of 9/11/01 unfold. He knew the significance of what we were witnessing and never said a word about us getting back to work. I am forever grateful for his leadership. Rest in peace Charlie.

  6. Bob & Donna Smith

    Nancy and family,
    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May God comfort you and the family. Charlie was a great person to work for, he was always fair.

    Bob and Donna

  7. Nancy,
    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Charlie. You and I first met at CORD and had a fun and rewarding time working together there and then I went to work for Charlie at Lehigh. He was a wonderful “boss” and made Lehigh a great place to work. My Pat died in November 2016 and so I will understand what you are having to go through right now. Thanks for the friendship you and Charlie gave me. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Diane Faulkner

  8. My deepest sympathies to Nancy and family. I have many fond memories from high school and A&M. He was a very “grounded” person and steady as a rock. I regret not being closer to him in these later years. No doubt he is with our Lord and Savior.
    Dan Olson

  9. Helen and Van Smith

    Nancy… sorry to hear this. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family!
    Helen and Van

  10. John Patterson '62 & Marilyn Harris


    I was hit hard when I heard of Charlie’s passing. I will always remember his help when Harry and I got into the Class Agent business. Every time I needed some help, he was there.

    We are thinking of you both. God’s love and support.


  11. Nancy, my deepest sympathy to you and your family at the passing of Charlie. You always spoke so highly of him, and it was evident you loved him so dearly. I cherish our time working together, and pray for you during your grief and for a peace that surpasses all understanding.

  12. Dear Nancy,
    Fi and I share in your grief at losing Charlie, one of the nicest and most solid people I was fortunate enough to know and work with in the Waco area. And we know he was always supportive of you in all your activities, in particular your continually active role in Brazos Forum. Many in Waco will miss Charlie, and even though we’re no longer in Waco, we feel we, and Waco, have lost a good friend and tireless worker. David and Fi Dow

  13. Weldon and Mary Nash

    Nancy and family: We extend our deepest sympathy over the loss of Charlie. He was a magnificent person and it was an honor to call him a friend. Charlie and I first met at Woodrow Wilson Hi in Dallas and then continued our friendship as Aggies. We even roomed together for awhile in our Junior year while we were on Battle Group staff. Charlie and I found ourselves stationed near each other in Korea in 1964. Charlie will be sorely missed by the Class of ’62, for whom he did such great service. He was a true friend and a dedicated Aggie. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers during this sad and difficult time. Peace be with you.

  14. Dear Nancy, Lee Dewbre informed me of the loss of the love of your life. I got a big lump in my throat. He was such a genuinely nice and friendly person. We always enjoyed when you and Charlie would join in our little Aggie reunions. I lost the love of my life last year, so I bet Lynn and Charlie are having a little Aggie reunion now. Stay strong, Nancy. I’m so sorry for you and all your family.
    With love,
    Carol Ratcliff

  15. Rita and Ralph Leisy

    Dear Nancy and Family,
    We extend out deepest condolence to you and the family on the loss of Charlie. Carrie let us know. We know you will miss him greatly but you must focus on all the good times both of you enjoyed throughout your married lives. We both enjoyed meeting the two of you on the Elbe River Cruise in 2019. I understand the type of cancer Charlie had was a very painful one to endue. He was blessed that this period in his life was short for him to go through. We will continue to keep you in our prayers.

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