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Patrick "Pat" Franklin Moore, III

September 22, 1944 — October 23, 2021

Mr. Patrick “Pat” Franklin Moore, III, 77, of Aiken, SC, passed away peacefully with his family by his side Saturday, October 23, 2021. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend.

Pat was born September 22, 1944, in Northfield, MN, a son of the late Patrick F. Moore, Jr. and Marie Whatley Moore. His father was a store manager with Woolworth’s, and they moved frequently while growing up. While living on a canal in Fort Lauderdale, Pat traveled to school each day via boat. His family ended up in Anderson, SC, where he went to Boy's High School and met the love of his life, Kitty Welborn. Pat and Kitty were married at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Anderson on October 9, 1965, and recently celebrated 56 years together. They honeymooned in Highlands, NC, a community they hold dearly in their hearts.

Pat attended the University of Alabama where he pledged Delta Tau Delta. He was elected as social chair – a role that suited him perfectly. Pat must have found time for his studies, as well, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. He worked with Owens-Corning Fiberglas after college and later became the youngest plant manager in company history. His career took Pat and his family around the globe with years-long stints in Athens, Greece, and Brussels, Belgium. His focus centered on the Middle East and Africa but later expanded world-wide, gifting him with friends around the world. Pat concluded his exceptional career as President of the Pipe Division.

A lifelong philanthropist, Pat dedicated his time to many organizations, including the development of the Performing Arts Center in Highlands and procuring a building for community arts and activities. He served as president of the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival; as an elder of First Presbyterian Church in Highlands, serving during the expansion phases including the Memorial Garden. He was an active member of the Rotary Clubs of Highlands and Aiken, and most recently served on the board of the Aiken Center for the Arts. He served two terms as president of Highlands Country Club, and one of the highlights was winning the Member-Guest with his high school best friend. He was also a member of Old Edwards Club and GlenCove of Highlands, as well as The Palmetto and Houndslake Country Club in Aiken. You could often find him on the golf course, enjoying the social aspect just as much as the game itself. He had a gift for making each person feel special, and he never met a stranger. A dear friend referred to his gift of the “forward reach,” always moving towards people with curiosity and intentionality. He leaves behind a legacy of generosity, integrity, thoughtfulness, and dedication.  

He is survived by his wife Kitty; daughter Shanon M. (Richard) Cheney of Rocky Mount, NC; son Patrick F. (Angie) Moore, IV, of Morrow, OH; grandchildren Catherine C. (Alex) Fleming, Alexandra Cheney, Quinn Moore, Jake Moore, Grace Moore, and Charlee Moore; sister Sunnie Smith of Atlanta, GA; and several nieces and nephews. He will be deeply missed by his family and countless friends.

In addition to his parents, Pat was preceded in death by a brother, Tim Moore of Anderson, SC.

A Celebration of Pat’s life will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, October 28, 2021, at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Aiken with the Rev. Dr. Tim McClendon and the Rev. Dr. Lee Bowman officiating.

The service will be livestreamed through the St. John's website at

A second memorial service will be held in Highlands, NC, in the summer of 2022.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. John’s United Methodist Church (, Trinity Hospice of Aiken (690 Medical Park Drive, Suite 200, Aiken, SC 29801) or the Highlands Community Child Development Center (


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