Lawrence Daniel “Dan” Moore, 72, of Chapel Hill, formerly of Swansboro, died peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at his home.

His service was held Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Chapel Hill. Burial was Tuesday in the Eure-Jones Cemetery in Swansboro.

Dan was born July 13, 1946, to the late James Elton and Lura Lois Parrish Moore in Lucama. He moved to University Lake outside of Carrboro at 18 months of age, where he spent most of his childhood. Dan graduated from Chapel Hill High School, then went on to further his education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

After attending UNC, he joined the U.S. Air Force, and became a medic during the Vietnam War. He then completed the surgeons assistant/physicians assistant program at UNC. He was employed with UNC Hospitals in the Department of Surgery and Emergency Medicine as a physician assistant until his retirement after 20-plus years.

Dan was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he was the 3rd vice commander of American Legion Post No. 6. He was also a member of the Bass Master’s Club of America and the NC PA Association. His favorite hobbies were fishing and hunting, but his greatest joy of his life was raising his six grandchildren.

Dan is survived by his wife of 30 years, Suzanne Moore of Chapel Hill; children, Wendy, Shawn and Matthew; brother, Jimmy Moore and wife Pat; grandchildren, Brian, Grady, Daina, Rommel, Angus and Leah; and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Dan was preceded in death by his daughter, Tammy.

The Moore family is under the care of Walker’s Funeral Home of Chapel Hill. Online condolences may be made at

(Paid obituary)

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