Robert Moorehead



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.

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Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the Moorehead family with the arrangements. (843-651-1440)