Mr. Claude Junior Moore, 76, of Drexel, passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2024, at his residence, following a period of declining health.

Junior was born on March 22, 1947, in Catawba County to the late Claude Moore and Lillian Martin Moore. He was retired from the construction industry, where he worked in paint supervision for many years. Junior was an avid Tarheel fan, enjoyed any outdoor activities, walking, kayaking and shooting pool.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Kay Moore, one son, Jonathan Wesley Moore; and a sister Margie Moore.

Survivors include his three sons, Brian Moore and wife Kelli of Hickory, Steve Moore and wife Joni of Connelly Springs, and Scott Moore and wife Gigi of Claremont; and one daughter, Tina Byrd and husband Aaron of Valdese.ย  Also surviving is his partner, Lynda Morgan of Conover, a sister, Linda Carswell of Hickory, one brother Keith Moore and wife Candace of Hickory, and ten grandchildren, Jordan Moore, Emily Moore, Blake Moore, Ally Moore, Seth Moore, Drew Moore, Hunter Moore, Carter Moore, Lauren Byrd, and Caleb Byrd, and his loyal companion, Skip.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, February 4, 2024, at 3:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Service, with Rev. Bruce Piercy officiating.ย  Interment will follow at Burke Memorial Park with his grandsons serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, from 2:00 until 3:00 P.M. at Heritage Funeral Service in Valdese.

Memorial may be sent to Amorem Hospice of Burke, 1721 Enon Rd., Valdese, NC 28690.

An online guestbook and obituary is available at

Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is assisting the Moore family.