Joseph Edward Moore

Joseph Edward Moore of Brandywine, Maryland, passed away peacefully March 2, 2018, after a six and a half-year battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Joe was born June 17, 1944, in Jenkinjones, West Virginia, to the late James Garfield Moore and Tessie May Gray. He was raised on a mountain, the youngest of nine children. Throughout his childhood, he loved his family, working with horses and cars.


Joe came to Maryland, in 1963, looking for work. In February 1966, he married Sandra Jean Dove, his wife of 52 years and together they raised their three children. He was a finish carpenter with Local 1590 working for F&H Diversified, when he retired in 2000, after 37 years of service.


Joe is survived by his loving wife Sandra, daughters, Victoria Lee Chedester (James), Angela Jo Smith (Glenn), and son, Joseph Edward Moore (Alecia); grandchildren, Candice (Cory), David, Dale (Chloe), Robin, Ethan, Logan, Skyler, Wyatt; great-grandchildren, Jordan, Peyton, Dylan and Emmalynn. Joe is survived by brothers Walter Moore (Eva) of New Bern, NC, Hubert Moore (Hazel) of Abbs Valley, VA, sister Laura Putze of Harrisburg, NC and nephew Jeffrey Dotson. He is preceded in death by five siblings Doc Moore, Gertie Birchfield, Easter Cooke, James Moore, and Mary Moore.


The family will receive friends for Joe’s Life Celebration on Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Hughesville Baptist Church, 8505 Old Leonardtown Road, Hughesville, Maryland 20637. Services will be held on Friday, March 9, 2018, at 9:30am, followed by interment at Trinity Memorial Gardens, 3221 Mattawoman Beantown Road, Waldorf, Maryland 20601.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Joe’s name may be made to: Baden Volunteer Fire Department, 16608 Brandywine Road, Brandywine, MD 20613 or Hughesville Baptist Church, 8505 Old Leonardtown Road, Hughesville, MD 20637.


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Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A. Charlotte Hall, MD

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