Mr. Robert Hartley Moorehead, age 87, died Monday, July 3, 2017 at his residence after a long illness. Mr. Moorehead was born in Modesto, California on September 21, 1929, as a son of the late Mr. Marion Hartley Moorehead and the late Mrs. Ethel Ellen Smalley Moorehead, and was also preceded in death by his brother, William Moorehead. Mr. Moorehead grew up in Modesto, and graduated from Modesto High School and The Northrop Aeronautical Institute of Technology. He was also a pilot, having obtained his pilot’s license in his teenage years.
His interest in Aeronautics continued throughout his working life. He worked in the AeroSpace industry for some of the major companies in the space world. His last place of employment before retirement was with Thiokol Corporation, builder of the rocket motors for the space shuttles. Mr. Moorehead served in the U.S. Navy, and was a veteran of the Korean War, having been stationed in Yukosuka, Japan as a Teleman. Upon retiring to Myrtle Beach, he enjoyed golf and held several positions with his homeowners association. He also took advantage of some volunteer positions in the community.
Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Virginia Ann Moorehead ; a sister, Myrna Marlene Dias (& Joseph) ; four nephews, David, Dan, Gregory, and Michael ; one niece, Kathleen ; and one sister-in-law, Carol Moorehead.
A Memorial Service for Robert will be conducted Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 4:00 PM in the Chapel of Burroughs Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests Memorial Contributions in Mr. Moorehead’s name to an Alzheimers or Dementia group.
Those who wish may view the online obituary or sign the online register book at: www.burroughsfh.com
Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the Moorehead family with the arrangements. (843-651-1440)
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I'm glad that Uncle Bob got to be a part of my sons lives as they were growing up, they always enjoyed being around him and Jim just loved sitting and talking with him. We will miss you! Tracey and Jim
Submitted by Tracey Anderson on Jul 12 2017 07:58:14 PM
From the Wee Kirk of the Heather to the final journey home we have many good stories to keep you near. Gods speed, Irene and Tom
Submitted by Irene Dexter on Jul 12 2017 10:42:49 AM
You willl always be in my heart. Peace!
Submitted by Ginny on Jul 9 2017 09:57:39 AM
Uncle Bob was always fun to be around. He had a great sense of humor. I always enjoyed being around him. I remember going shooting with him a very long time ago. We had a great time. He will be missed.
Dan and Kathy
Submitted by Dan Dias on Jul 8 2017 11:13:50 PM
We loved Uncle Bob! He was always easy to talk to and fun to be around. Greg enjoyed his technical background and interest in the aerospace industry.
We have many fond memories of get togethers with he and Aunt Ginny. One get together that stands out in our minds is when we rode Amtrack across country and we met them near Salt Lake City when they lived in Utah.
Peace to him now and our love to Aunt Ginny.
Colleen and Greg
Submitted by Greg and Colleen Dias on Jul 8 2017 10:48:26 PM
From my broken heart to your accomplished wings, it was an honor and a pleasure to get to know and to be of assistance to you in the last 2 years. I love you.
Submitted by Shameka Scott on Jul 8 2017 04:26:15 PM
Always had a great time with my big brother, Bob!!Many wonderful memories from our childhood --going on vacation to Cloverdale every year to see Grandma Smalley and Mom's briothers and sister, going to Boulder Creek to stay in a house high in the Santa Cruz mountains--52 steps to front door! - Bob faking a fall down the hill and getting this little sister to run up those 52 steps in panic! He had a great sense of humor and was fun to be around! Will miss him so much. Love you Bob
Submitted by Myrna Moorehead Dias on Jul 8 2017 12:26:46 PM
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