On June 2nd, 2010, George Bruce Moyers, 73, passed quietly into eternal life at the Wake Forest University Medical Center in Winston Salem, N.C.Life began for George in Claiborne County, Tennessee. He was the son of the late Clifton L. Moyers and Helen Bruce Moyers. An early marriage to his high school sweetheart, Mattie L. Goin, lasted 50 years. Together they raised 3 children in Morganton, N.C., two sons, Herman Bruce and Andrew Wesley, and a daughter, Karen Elaine. George is survived by his wife Mattie L. of Morganton, N.C., son Herman B. who resides in Sopot, Poland, son A. Wesley who resides in San Diego, California, daughter Karen E. of Morganton, brother John C. Moyers and Evelyn Moyers (wife) of Oak Ridge Tennessee, two sisters-in-law, Jeanette Smith of Harrogate, Tennessee and June Rowlette of Jonesboro, Georgia, and nieces and nephews.After graduating from the Duke University School of Forestry in 1960, George resided continuously in Morganton, N.C. and was employed his entire working career as the Western NC division managing forester for the Crescent Land and Timber Corporation (a subsidiary of Duke Power Company). As a career forester, George will always be remembered for his great love and talent for growing trees. After retiring from Crescent Land and Timber Corporation in 1999, George continued his love for growing trees with a successful one-man shrubby business located near Lake James.George will be greatly missed by his family and friends and always remembered for this contribution to making the world a more beautiful place.The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 6, 2010 from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. at Sossoman Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center’s Palliative Care Center, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157.
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