New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | October 4, 2023

Robert Ashley Moore

Robert Ashley Moore, 49, of New Kent, Virginia, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, as the result of an automobile accident.

Ashley was a 1992 graduate of New Kent High School and went on to attend Brevard College. A true outdoorsman, Ashley loved visiting the mountains, hunting, saltwater fishing, water-skiing, and “bare-footing.” He also enjoyed golfing, watching NASCAR, and was quite gifted with culinary skills, often cooking up greens, cornbread, seafood, and wild game. Ashley was an extraordinary storyteller and impersonator, someone who was constantly tinkering with a project, and an absolute “neatnik.”

Ashley worked for E.T. Moore Manufacturing Company for more than 20 years. His duties included all aspects of the company, ranging from precise salvage demolition to recovering large antique timbers from gigantic, pre-turn of the century textile mills in the New England area, to processing those materials in the firm’s mill shop for various clients needs. Additionally, Ashley served as the company’s sales manager and personally handled European clients. Later, as a skillful heavy equipment operator, he joined the firm of Godsey and Son.

Time with the family was precious to Ashley. He had a heart of gold, and he will be missed by his loved ones.

Ashley was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. Jay Kraeer, and Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Taylor Moore Sr.

He is survived by his beloved children, Rachel and Turner Moore; their mother, Sherry Dean Moore; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. Taylor Moore Jr.; siblings, Taylor (Andee), Jay Daniel, and Sarah (Lee); many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

The family received friends on Monday, Nov. 28, 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Vincent Funeral Home, 9923 Pocahontas Trail, Providence Forge, Virginia. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial followed in Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery, 5061 Hopewell Road, New Kent, VA 23124.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church Building Fund. Tributes may be posted at