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Malcolm "Alex" Alexander Moore

October 1, 1943 ~ September 11, 2020 (age 76)


Malcolm Alexander (Alex) Moore, 76 of Swansboro, passed away at home on Friday, September 11th, 2020, surrounded by family.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Betty Lou Dail Moore, Sons David (Brandi) of Swansboro, Jeffrey (Cynthia) of Kill Devil Hills, Sister Audrey Judy of Tennessee, six grandchildren, and one great-grandson. He was born Oct. 1st, 1943, in Swansboro, to the late Harry and Lucille Moore. 

His service will be held at 1pm on Friday, September 18th at Swansboro United Methodist Church with the Reverend Kevin Baker officiating. He will be laid to rest at Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery in Bear Creek, immediately following the service.

Alex, known to some as Captain “Tug”, lived and worked on the water all of his life. While his passion was shrimping, he loved commercial fishing, hunting, running tugs, dredge, and barge work. He made sure to instill this knowledge and love in his sons as well. 

Alex started his career working with his father and uncles on charter boats.  He continued his passion for the water, by working on a dredge where he learned his love for handling tug boats. In March of 64, he joined the NC Ferry Service in Emerald Isle, which eventually moved to Cherry Branch. He retired from the state after 37 years but continued to work part-time for the ferry service and run tugs for local bridge and dredging companies. 

Alex was a “one of a kind.” He loved God, Swansboro, and his family. He will truly be missed.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Swansboro United Methodist Church, 665 W. Corbett Ave., Swansboro, NC 28584 or Community Home Care & Hospice of Swansboro, P.O. Box 245, Swansboro, NC 28584.




Funeral Service
September 18, 2020

1:00 PM
Swansboro United Methodist Church
665 W. Corbett Ave.
Swansboro, NC 28540

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