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Earl Ray Moore, Jr.

October 13, 1964 — June 17, 2024

Easley, South Carolina

Earl Ray Moore, Jr., 59, of Easley, South Carolina, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, June 17, 2024. 

Born in Fort Knox, Kentucky, he was a son of Shirley Ann Payne Moore Crabtree Kirk and the late Earl Ray Moore, Sr. He was a hardworking self-employed roofer, carpenter, and mechanic who dedicated his skills to helping others, volunteering his roofing services to the victims of Hurricane Hugo. Earl graduated from Doddridge County High School. Known for his loving nature, Earl was a devoted father, son, brother, and grandfather who touched the hearts of everyone he met with his ability to lend a helping hand to those in need. He was a compassionate soul who always put others first. In his spare time, Earl found joy in restoring classic cars, cooking up delicious meals, and listening to the music of Kid Rock as an avid fan. He took pride in his southern heritage and was a member of Living Faith Baptist Church in Hartford, Kentucky.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a daughter, Jane Marie Lowe; a brother, Norbert Hamilton Crabtree (Taylor); a niece, Zaydee-Lane Crabtree; five grandchildren, Addisyn, Zoey, Seanna, Gage, and Brylee Batton; two adopted sisters, Patricia Smith and Debra Balido; an uncle Nathan Jerry Payne; and eight cousins, Arthur Payne, Missy Payne, Dewayne Payne, Ellen Randolph, Alan Payne, Audray Payne, Jason Payne, and Luther Payne. 

In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by a sister, Melissa Moore. 

Funeral services will be 1pm, Saturday, June 22, 2024, at the McCullough Rogers Funeral Home in Pennsboro, WV. Burial will follow the service in the Payne Family Cemetery near Greenwood, WV. Visitation will take place from 5pm-8pm on Friday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Donald Trump Reelection Fund at

Visit or Robinson Funeral Home and Crematory – Powdersville Road, Easley. 

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