Andrew Lennon Moorer Sr.

Published 2:08 pm Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Andrew Lennon Moorer Sr., of New Bern, N.C., passed away peacefully in his home, Friday, June 26, 2015.

He was born in McKinnonville, Fla., to Clyde and Flossie Moore. The third of seven children, Andrew grew up very close to his brothers and sister in northwest Florida. He graduated from Ernest Ward High School in 1973 and shortly thereafter joined the U.S. Army, where he remained until 1980. After a brief hiatus, he went back to work for the government as a civil servant for the Naval Aviation Depot in Pensacola, Fla.

Advancing responsibilities and roles, he and family relocated to Havelock, N.C., in 1994 due to closure of NADEP Pensacola, later making New Bern their home in 1996. He retired January 2015 as the H-1 Maintenance Concept Shop Supervisor, FRC East, Cherry Point, after a total of 38 years of dedicated service to the government.

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He was a man of many hobbies and talents, with golf and guitar playing being his favorites. He valued learning and was constantly teaching himself new things or taking courses to advance his skills.

He will be remembered for his devotion to his family, his stern yet fair demeanor as a leader, his big blue truck, his love for the Dallas Cowboys and his good naturedness.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Sylvia Moorer; his mother, Flossie Moorer of Walnut Hill, Fla.; his daughters, Monique Spencer of Pensacola, Nicole (Turhan) Carroll of Dublin, Ohio; son, Andrew Moorer II of New Bern; grandchildren, Ian Rockette and Lennon Carroll; siblings, William Moorer (Jeannette), Sammie Lee Moorer (Shirley), Roger Moorer, Barbara Robinson, all of Walnut Hill, Fla., Larry Moorer (Dawn) of Cantonment, Fla., Andrea Moorer (Christi) of Beaumont, Texas, and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, William C. Moorer; daughter, Kisha Spellman and brother-in-law, Darwin Robinson.

Viewing will be held Thursday, July 2, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Christian Memorial Funeral Home. Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 3, at New St. Paul Baptist Church in Walnut Hill. Burial will be held at the Cemetery.