Charles Clarence Moore

1924 ~ 2021


Dec. 12, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 East 1300 South
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  • Charles Clarence Moore (Charlie) passed away peacefully at his home in Salt Lake City Utah on December 6, 2021 at the age of 97. He was born "at an early age” in Rigby, Idaho on September 17, 1924 to Luella Adams and Clarence Eugene Moore. Charles was the 6th of 7 children. His deep love for the Savior, Jesus Christ and the Gospel was unwavering until his last breath and he took every opportunity to share his testimony with his family, friends, and many others.

    Charles was born on a dry farm where there was no running water, power, or modern conveniences. His family moved to Salt Lake City when he was 5 years old where he attended the Stewart School (now a building at the University of Utah) and West High School so he could participate in their radio program. Charles was a lifelong learner, taking classes at the University of Utah into his 70’s.

    In 1942, Charles was eager to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints but was drafted to serve his country during WWII. He joined the Army Air Corps and was trained as a watchtower radio operator (one of the most dangerous assignments). The war ended days before his deployment to the Pacific Theater. While in the service, he married Flora Stoker on May 15,1945 in the Salt Lake Temple. Together, they had 6 children.

    Charles worked with his father and siblings at Moore Butcher Supply and then branched out into the Chinchilla business. He eventually made enough money to start, together with his brother Gene, Moore Radio Supply. But, that was only the beginning! Charles had an incredible amount of enthusiasm and energy for business and work. Throughout his lifetime, he started many businesses - we stopped counting after 100. During his 62 years as an active real estate broker, he received many awards, and was likely the oldest active broker in Utah. Some of his other ventures included: Empire Development, American Tierra Corp, South Village Shopping Center (now Sandy Mall), Moore Development, National Electronics, Star Electronics, Sun Realtors, Round Valley Golf Course, Spectra Real Estate, Spectra Construction Co., Spectra Properties Real Estate, and Century 21 Elite. Some people work to live, he truly lived to work!

    His beloved wife, Flora passed away in 1973, which caused him deep sorrow. Charles met Margaret Lou Whitehead (Margy) in May of 1974 and they were married on August 19 of the same year in the Salt Lake Temple. His marriage to Margaret added 4 children to the mix and together they had one more child, making a total of 10 living children.

    Charles has always had a deep and unwavering testimony of Jesus Christ. He loved serving as a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in: 9 Bishoprics, as Stake Sunday School President, High Priest Group Leader, Ward Clerk, and many other callings. Charles was the Deseret Industries Coordinator for many years and did an excellent job enlisting the scouts and many others to generate donations from ward members and neighbors. He also served as a guide on Temple Square from 1972-1979. Charles, and his wife Margaret, served as ordinance workers in the Salt Lake Temple 2015-2018.

    His life-long desire to serve a mission was finally realized at age 80 when he was called to serve with his eternal companion in the Nigeria, Ibadan Mission in June 2004. In November 2004, they were transferred to the Washington D.C. South Mission, finishing their service in November 2005.

    Some of his many hobbies include: fishing, playing the harmonica, boating, exploring, collecting antiques, and restoring antique cars. He restored 2 Ford Model T’s, 11 Ford Model A cars, and a Plymouth. He loved that his sons, daughters, and grandchildren helped restore the cars and then all drove them in many of the Days of ‘47 parades. He loved to travel and visited countries all over the world well into his 90’s.

    Charles was a rescuer and always had a “can do attitude.” He helped so many to feel loved, included, and needed. His positive outlook on life was contagious. He saw only the good in others and loved unconditionally. His most repeated advice was “Every day tell someone you love that you love them, because some tomorrow it will be too late.”

    Throughout his life he collected favorite thoughts and, with the help of his brother Keith and son Chris, compiled them into 3 books to be shared with his posterity. He loved his family deeply. Charles recently wrote the following in his memoir: “The Lord has given me two of His choicest daughters for wives and I love them so much.”

    He is survived by his wonderful wife, Margaret, children Dave (Tosca), Rob (Marilyn), Diana (Steve) Marshall, Bob (Sue), Randy (Robyn), Jerry (Teri), Rich (Teina), Chris, Dawn (Rod) Carroll, Charles II (Heather), his brother Keith, 30 grandchildren and 52 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his infant daughter Patricia, loving wife Flora, granddaughter Jennifer, and 5 older siblings.

    The family is very appreciative of the loving care provided by his hospice workers, Alissa, Aspen, Liz, and Julie at Elevation Hospice, who so tenderly cared for Charles during his last few weeks.

    A viewing will be held on Sunday, December 12, 2021 at Larkin Sunset Lawn Mortuary at 2350 East 1300 South in SLC, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Funeral services will be held Monday, December 13, 2021 at the Crestview Chapel, 2795 East Crestview Dr., SLC at Noon with a viewing starting at 10:30 am. Interment at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 South Highland Dr., Millcreek. Recorder funeral services can be viewed by clicking the "Watch Services" button above. The graveside service can be viewed at


    For Margy and all the family. We are all so sorry for your loss.
    Charles is truly one of the great ones and he will be missed.
    We love you and wish we could be there with you.

    - Belinda, Glenn, Shandelle, Mitch & Rebekah Steere

    I am saddened to learn of Charles passing. Johnny and I first met Charles when he was president of the Salt Lake Monument Park stake Sunday school.. Johnny was called to be his second councilor Johnny enjoyed working with your dad. When they would see each other, they enjoyed reminiscing. Now they can do it in person.
    May the Lord bless you during this difficult time.
    Emma Lou Moray

    - Emma Lou R. Moray