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Paul Hagan "Bud" Moore
  • TEAM BUD will participate again in the 2017 Lowcountry Walk to Defeat ALS in Charleston on November 4th. To join the team or donate to TEAM BUD in his memory go to link: web.alsa.org/lowcountry 2017 or mail a donation in his name to: The ALS Association S
  • The ALS Association SC Chapter Attn: Walk to Defeat
    7499 Parklane Rd Suite 144
    Columbia, SC 29223

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“I cannot remember a time when we talked or shared some time together that he did not put a smile on my face. I am proud to have known him. He was a...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Bobby Ray - rISING sUN, IN

“Ida, we are sorry for your loss, Bud was a great friend, we had a lot of good times together with you and Bud. Take care and if you need us, please...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Bill and Lenora Norrell - SC

“R I P LITTLE BUD KEEP MACK STRAIGHT... ”
3 of 20 | Posted by: EDWARD JORDAN

“We are so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers for peace to the family. Grandson of Nell Money Ellis. Ronnie Porter ”
4 of 20 | Posted by: Kay Porter - Blountville, TN

“We are so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers for peace to the family. Grandson of Nell Money Ellis. ”
5 of 20 | Posted by: Ronnie Porter - Blountville, TN

“To the family I don't we just found out we are saddened by this news but now he walks with our Lord ! Ida please come see us sometime I knowlife...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Gloria Bessinger - Summerville, SC

“I always looked forward to seeing Bud at events like Mr. J. B. Day's annual birthday party for Raymond Parks and forever grateful of his support for...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Robbie Solesbee - Cayce, SC

“Ida, so sorry for your loss...always will remember times at West Shore with our informal contest of best/coolest Hawaiian shirt that Sunday and our...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Joe Towles - Summerville, SC

“Ida So sorry to hear that Bud has passed. I don't have the words to express my sorry. Bud and yourself were great neighbors to us when I lived at...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Henry Neale - Charleston, SC

“Ida and Sherry, I know Bud enjoyed the life he lived doing the things he enjoyed and loved and especially having the two of you by his side all the...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Jimmy Dyches - Mount Pleasant, SC

“What can I say - our annual fall trip to Charlotte just won't be the same now - camping beside Bud's place & having him "drop by" to pass the time...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Ian McFaul - Owen Sound - Friend

“Remember all the good times we had at the Nascar races.I sold Grand National Scene which became Winston Cup and Than Nascar Scene.Rest in Peace and...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: chuck friedman - Mechanicsburg, PA

“I met Bud while playing music back in the late 60's. He would always come out to hear the band. He truly loved his music ! What a nice guy, always a...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Mike Suggs - Adams Run, SC

“Little Bud... Our sincere thoughts and prayers to the family. What can be said here about a true "southern gentleman". Your legacy lives on in...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Daniel Hinson - Tabor City, NC

“Dear IDA: I am deeply saddened to read of Bud's passing. I'm glad I had an opportunity to talk to him not too long ago. You and the family are in...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Robert Maguire - Charleston, SC

“I met Paul in Talladega in the May 1993 at a collectible show where I was set up selling little die cast cars. I didn't have any of him, but he found...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: David Elder - Fayetteville, TN

“Bud will always be in my heart and soul he taught me so much and guided me in business. Without Bud I would never gone near as far in the racing...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Ronnie Russell - Harrisburg, NC

“Bud Moore was a friend we worked together many times and he will be missed by me and many others too! ”
18 of 20 | Posted by: Jack Martin - North Myrtle Beach, SC

“Bud, Ida and Sherry are dear family friends. Bud and my dad, Humpy Wheeler, go back to his days as one of the greatest NASCAR short track drivers...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Patti Wheeler - New York, NY

“A life well done, certainly paid forward, and a worthy warrior in sickness, may we find a cure thanks to yours and your daughters determination!...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Jeff Pike - Charleston, SC


Mr. Paul Hagan "Bud" Moore died at his home in Hollywood, South Carolina on August 1, 2017. Bud is survived by his wife, Ida Elizabeth Hutchinson Moore and daughter, Sherry Moore Graves, both of Charleston, South Carolina. He is preceded in death by his father, Elmer Moore of Tipprell, Tennessee and mother, Virginia Victoria Money Moore of Big Stone Gap, Virginia. He was born on December 7, 1940 in Charleston, South Carolina. He met his wife Ida at Rivers High School where both would graduate in 1958.

Bud was an accomplished stock car driver and entrepreneur. His NASCAR career in the Sportsman and Grand National Divisions spanned from 1957-1973. He drove for such legendary car owners as Bondy Long (Camden, SC), Ronnie Hopkins (Greenville, SC) and Marion Cox (Hemingway, SC). Some of the notable highlights from his career include: winning the 1962 Georgia State Championship in NASCAR Limited Sportsman Division; winning the 1964 Columbia (SC) Speedway Championship; finishing 3rd in 1964 NASCAR National Sportsman Division and his 2012 induction into the Augusta (GA) International Raceway Hall of Fame. He was honored to induct legendary driver Ralph Earnhardt into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame at the request of his family. Ralph was a mentor for Bud since the early days of his racing career.

When he retired from driving, he led his family's mechanical contracting business, H.E. Moore Company, for many years. At that time, he concentrated primarily on commercial work across the state of South Carolina. He returned to auto racing as a sports merchandising entrepreneur/agent representing many well-known drivers such as: Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt Sr, Bill Elliot, Mark Martin,.Tim Richmond, and Harry Gant among others. Bud was a trailblazer in revolutionizing merchandise design and promotion for drivers and Charlotte Motor Speedway. He was instrumental in creating and promoting the merchandise for the 1992 Richard Petty Fan Appreciation Tour and the "7&7" campaign for Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt. He still owned the cabin in Harrisburg, NC where the campaigns were headquartered and enjoyed spending time there with family and friends.

Upon retirement, Bud maintained his involvement in vintage and collector cars. He was delighted to win trophies occasionally at Bessinger's car show in Charleston. He was involved in local car clubs. Bud never met a stranger and had a diverse group of friends from across the country. In addition, he loved live music and was an avid concert goer. Bud was a Christian and attended Calvary Baptist Church in Meggett, SC.

He passed away in his home overlooking the river, with his wife, daughter and their beloved dogs and cats at his bedside. He wanted to continue the fight against ALS. TEAM BUD will participate again in the 2017 Lowcountry Walk to Defeat ALS in Charleston on November 4th. To join the team or donate to TEAM BUD in his memory go to link: web.alsa.org/lowcountry2017 or mail a donation in his name to: The ALS Association SC Chapter Attn: Walk to Defeat ALS, 7499 Parklane Rd Suite 144, Columbia, SC 29223, Mention Lowcountry Walk and TEAM BUD.

The family would like to thank Bud's caregivers from Roper Home Health, Home Care Plus and Hospice of Charleston for their care.

A private celebration of his life will be held this fall.