Curtis William Moore III, 68, of Waycross, passed away Friday, February 7, 2020, at his residence.

Born in Augusta, April 6, 1951, he had lived in Ware County most of his life. He was a 1969 graduate of Waycross High School. Following his high school graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Marines serving during the Vietnam conflict and was awarded the Purple Heart. After serving four years in the Marines, he enrolled in college and received his associates degree. He would end up attending dentistry school.  The majority of his working career was in sales – car sales and mobile home sales – but he had also worked for Sears Pest Control for about five years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and having his family and friends around. He was a true coffee lover and a cigar aficionado. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was the only son of the late Curtis William Jr. and Rudell H. Smith Moore. He was also preceded in death by a former wife, Janice Moore.

Survivors include his three sons, Curtis William Moore IV (Sarah Chase), Waycross, Christopher M. “Chris” Moore, Alma, and C. Wyatt Moore, Jamestown; four sisters, Sheila (Hershel) Mayfield, Tallassee, AL, Sandra (Tommy) Dill, Blackshear, Shirley (K. R.) Fulford, Waycross and Sharon (Maurice) Thornton, Hoboken; his former wife, Sherryl Bullard, Douglas; six grandchildren, Brandon Moore, Carla Bullard, Sky Bullard, Savannah Deal, Zachary Chase, and Curtis W. Moore V; two great-grandchildren, Caden Moore and Conner Moore and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

The family will have a memorial service at a later date.

Memorialization will be by cremation.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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