Retired Major Benjamin Ellis Moore, 77, of Fayetteville, peacefully passed away surrounded by his family on February 6, 2024.
Ben was born on March 23, 1946, to the late Beverly Carlyle Moore and Florene Lewis Moore in Lumberton, NC. In addition to his parents, Ben was preceded in death by his brothers, Bobby Carlyle Moore, James Donald Moore, and John William Moore.
Ben leaves many cherished memories to his loving wife of 53 years, Leila Kay Herrington Moore; daughters, Shannon Quick (Jason) and Shelley Murawsky (Brian); grandchildren, Kylie Morgan Quick, Kiernan Mackenzie Quick, Eric "Sawyer" Murawsky, and Eliza "Miller" Murawsky; one brother, Dickie Earl Moore and many nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
Ben possessed a strong faith in God and love of Jesus Christ. He fiercely loved his family and was happiest when spending time with them. His love for the game of baseball and time spent on the field playing shortstop was immeasurable. Ben played baseball at both Ferrum College and Furman University on scholarship, but his ball career didn't end there. While stationed abroad during his early years of service in the US Army, he had the opportunity to play in the Panamanian National League in Panama and for the oldest baseball league in Germany, the Tornados. Ben continued his Army career as a Military Police Officer for 21 years. After retirement, he liked to fish, became a Jeopardy whiz, and made it a daily goal to make at least one person smile. He enjoyed telling stories of his glory days on the baseball diamond, being a husband, father, and grandfather, and will be missed most by those who knew him best.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made in honor of Ben to the Jimmy V Foundation for cancer research or a charity of your choice.
There will be a visitation for family and friends on February 15, 2024, from 10:00 am until 11:30 am at Adcock Funeral Home, Spring Lake. Burial with military honors will follow the visitation at Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery at 12:00 pm.