Charles Moir

Charles Robert Moir

Saturday, November 29th, 1930 - Friday, November 15th, 2019
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Charles Robert Moir was born on November 29, 1930 in Stokes County, North Carolina. He was the son of a farmer and grandson of the local doctor and postmaster. He passed peacefully in his sleep on November 15, 2019 at his home in Salem, Virginia.

Charles was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Betsy Ross Clark Moir; his parents, Samuel Alexander Moir and Belle Jessup Moir; and his brother, Samuel Alexander Moir, Jr.

A graduate of Appalachian State University and the University of Virginia, Charles spent his life as an educator, coach, and mentor through the game of basketball. His extended family includes players, coaches, and friends from Stuart High School, West Jefferson High School, Mount Airy High School, Roanoke College, Tulane University, and Virginia Tech. Charles was honored with inductions to several Athletic Halls of Fame including the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.

When not in a basketball gym, Charles enjoyed playing golf. His favorite courses included Hidden Valley Country Club and The Homestead courses where he honed his competitiveness and enjoyed playing with friends and family.

Charles is survived by his sons, Bobby and Page; daughter-in-law, Jody; and beloved granddaughters, Anna Ross and Sara Charles.

The family will receive friends on Monday, November 18, 2019 from 3:30 to 6:30pm at the John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem. A funeral service will be Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church in Salem at 11:30am. Burial will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park. Charles requested that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church at 125 W. Main Street in Salem, VA 24153 or to personally fund and introduce a child in your community to sports. Coach believed the life lessons learned through sports are immeasurable and every child should have the opportunity to participate. An online guest book is available for family and friends by visiting
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  • Visitation

    Monday, November 18th, 2019 | 3:30pm - 6:30pm
    Monday, November 18th, 2019 3:30pm - 6:30pm
    John M. Oakey & Son Chapel
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
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  • Service

    Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 | 11:30am
    Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 11:30am
    First United Methodist Church
    125 West Main Street
    Salem, Virginia 24153
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    Rev. Alan Combs
  • Interment

    Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 |
    Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
    Sherwood Memorial Park
    1250 East Main Street
    Salem, Virginia 24153
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W.R. Deskins

Posted at 04:04pm
Page and Family,

Very sorry to learn of your Dad's passing. He was an Assistant Coach at Tech when I played there and was the Coach of my freshman team. David Teel wrote a very nice article about him that appeared in the Daily Press earlier this week. May he rest in peace.

Robert Moody

Posted at 09:02am
I am sorry the hear of the passing of Coach Moir. He was a true coaching professional, and a class guy. My prayers are with the Moir family. Robert H. Moody, Mount Airy, NC.

Tom Hicks

Posted at 09:45pm
Bobby and Page A quick note to say hello and send my condolences Your dad was a great man, did everything in the world for me and I hope now he can rest in peace Feel free to call me and chat 801-598-5778 Tom Hicks

Bill Berry

Posted at 05:46pm
Page and Jody, Sorry to hear of your dad's passing. So many great memories of him being on the sideline leading our beloved Hokies. You and your family are in my prayers. Bill Berry

Jerry Cassell

Posted at 11:26am
So many fond memories and so much respect for your dad and mom. We love you guys.
Linda and Jerry Cassell

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