Arthur Melvin Moose, 87 of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Sunday, August 31, 2014 at his residence.
Funeral service will be 4:00pm Tuesday at Bethel (Bear Creek) United Church of Christ officiated by Rev. Terri Barringer, burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the graveside service.
Mr. Moose was born March 22, 1927 in Cabarrus County son of the late A.F. Moose and Tena Rowland Moose. He was a member of Bethel (Bear Creek) United Church of Christ. He served in the US Army during WWII in Europe. He built the Bear Creek Air Park in 1961 and was among the first members of the Aircraft Owner and Pilots Association. Family members and friends enjoyed many flights in his two seater ERCOUPE. Received a 50 year Aviation Award and the Wright Brothers "Master Pilot" Award. He was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years Barbara Keasler Moose, sons Raymond Moose and wife Bobbi Rae, Gerald Moose and wife Rita, grandchildren, Farrell, Tommy, Walter, Margaret Anne, Seamus, Justin Rhea, Jonah, great grandchildren, Myrra and Helen.
Memorials may be directed to Bethel (Bear Creek) United Church of Christ, 18937 Bear Creek Church Rd., Mt. Pleasant, NC 28124