Walter (Chip) F. Moore II, age 61, passed away on May 30, 2021 from Pancreatic Cancer in Myrtle Beach, SC. Chip is survived by his loving wife, Darla A. Moore, (Dog) Roxy Heart, Brothers Robert A. Moore and Kenneth T. Moore, and their families including 7 nieces & nephews, and mother Darlene E. Moore. He is preceded in death by his father Walter F. Moore Senior and his brother David R. Moore.
Walter (lovingly called “Chip” by his family and friends) was born in Fairmont, West Virginia. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from William Patterson University in 1983.
Chip served as Director of Bands and Associate Director of Bands for various middle and high schools sharing his passion for music, especially percussion. Over his 37 years of teaching instrumental music, he worked for New Jersey schools, which included: Butler High School, Kinnellon High School, Eisenhower Middle School, and South Brunswick High School. He also taught for Pinellas County Schools in Florida, Many Farms High School in Arizona, and Tar Heel Middle School in North Carolina. Chip concluded his formal teaching career at Jay M. Robinson Middle School in Charlotte, NC. He was known for his austere but patient teaching method and his ability to produce amazing results. He instilled a passion for music and was loved by his students.
In addition to sharing his gifts in teaching music in public schools, he also loved to teach private percussion lessons, playing for the Charlotte Civic Orchestra, wood working projects and home renovations, helping others, spending time with his friends and family and going for walks with his dogs and neighbors.
He retired from teaching in June of 2020 and moved to Myrtle Beach, SC to enjoy the beach with his wife, Darla, of nearly 23 years. His family and friends will always remember him for his smile, caring personality, sense of humor, kindness and giving spirit.
His family would like to thank all the wonderful people who have come together with calls, emails, texts, food, loving memories and gifts of laughter during this very difficult time. Chip was a devoted to his church, and his faith was strong. He expressed his love of God through helping others, therefore, he had asked that in lieu of flowers, please consider a charitable donation in his honor to Moments of Hope Church, who support multiple ministries in Charlotte, NC and around the world. The address is Moments of Hope Church, 4500 Cameron Valley Parkway, Suite 400, Charlotte, NC 28211.
An online, possibly on demand, celebration of life is being planned for a later date.