New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | August 12, 2020

Kenneth Carroll Moore Jr.

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Kenneth Carroll Moore Jr., 84, of Providence Forge, Virginia, passed way on Oct. 2, 2019.

He was born on Nov. 7, 1934 in Kinston, North Carolina, to the late Kenneth Carroll Moore and Ruth Moore Kinosky. He was a 1952 graduate of Granby High School in Norfolk, Virginia, and went on to attend Virginia Tech.

Ken had a 37-year career with Verizon as a sales manager, was President/CEO of Colonial Woodcrafters, Inc., and retired from Henrico County as a deputy sheriff. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #4, a former member of the Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church in Norfolk, the Kempsville Presbyterian Church in Virginia Beach, the Providence Forge Presbyterian Church in Providence Forge, and was a current member of Fairfield Presbyterian Church in Mechanicsville. Through the years, Ken had served as both an elder and a deacon in the churches he was a member.

Ken had served as President of the Kempsville Lions Club in Virginia Beach, was a former member of the New Kent Lions Club, a member of the New Kent County Republican Committee where he had been a past vice-chairman, and a past secretary of the New Kent County Electoral Board.

Those who knew Ken well were accustomed to his humor and sharp wit. He was an intelligent man who loved his Hokies, enjoyed camping and the theatre, especially Christmas shows.

Ken is survived by his wife of 19 years, Carolyn Owens Moore; his children, Kenneth C. Moore III (Gwynn), Sherri L. Powers, Susan E. O’Connor (Mike) and Edward K. Moore (Allison); stepchildren, Faye M. Owens, Barry K. Owens (Barbara), Tracy L. Bugas (Dan), Beth A. Knopik (Steve), and Laura Gray (Wes), grandchildren, Jacob Moore, Afton Moore, Gabrielle Moore, Macie Allen (John), Taylor Olson (Brandon), and Scott Pridgen (Britney); great-grandchildren, Deklen Callahan Moore, Olivia Harper Olson, Lucie Davis Allen, and Aven Elizabeth Olson; step-grandchildren, Abby Bugas, Joe Bugas, Braden Owens, Krysti Marie Owens, and Rogers Knopik; step-great-grandchildren, William Carter Gray, Finley Gray, Chole Allen, and Kennedy Allen; a cousin, Don C. Smith (Ann); and a brother-in-law, Lionel Buck Buchanan (Tommy).

He was preceded in death by his step-grandchild, Leanna Mae Knopik, who went to live with Jesus in July 2012.

A public viewing was held on Monday, Oct. 7, 12-3 p.m. at Vincent Funeral Homes, 9923 Pocahontas Trail, Providence Forge, Virginia. The family received family and friends from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Fairfield Presbyterian Church, 6930 Cold Harbor Road, Mechanicsville, Virginia, with the funeral service beginning at 11 a.m. A graveside service and interment took place on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 11 a.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, Virginia.

Ken’s family is genuinely grateful to New Century Hospice, especially Annette, Jane, Mary, Teanna, and Jennifer, who tenderly cared for Ken.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Fairfield Presbyterian Church, or the New Kent Fire-Rescue, P.O. Bow 209, New Kent, Virginia, 23124. Tributes may be posted at