Saturday, May 26, 2018

Looking to buy a Piper PA-32 Cherokee Six? This estate sale has one

LUMBERTON — It’s not your average estate sale item: A 1967, seven-seat Piper PA-32 Cherokee Six.

But Wendell Moore is hoping to find a buyer for it, along with his late brother Gregory Moore’s other possessions.

“It’s doing me no good just sitting here,” said Moore, showing the plane recently at Lumberton Regional Airport. “I hate to sell it, but I have no choice.”

The Moore family advertised the estate sale in the newspaper. It’s scheduled to be held Saturday through June 2 at the family home at 1591 Shannon Road in Lumberton.

Along with “furniture, farm equipment and more,” the notice lists an airplane as one of the items to be sold.

Gregory Moore loved the airplane, his brother said, and flew it on trips to Wilmington, Raleigh and Jacksonville, Fla.

But now the family has no use for it. Wendell Moore doesn’t fly, and the family is paying to house it in a hangar at the Lumberton airport.

“I hate to see it just sit,” Moore said. “I might get somebody interested in it.”

Gregory Moore was just 53 when he died Nov. 18, 2016, of a heart attack, his sister, Donnie Moore, said.

He served 24 years in the Navy, Donnie Moore said. Later, he worked at Associated Behavioral Services, providing counseling to troubled teens and young adults.

His family said he loved sports, hunting and talking politics at length. And, of course, flying.

“He was just a smart person,” Donnie Moore said. “He got his Master’s degree in two-and-a-half years.”

Donnie Moore said her brother was devastated by the death of his daughter, Brittany Michelle Moore, in a 2008 car crash in St. Pauls. She was 18 years old and had just graduated from high school.

“This would have been all hers,” Donnie Moore said, pointing out some of the other items that will be sold at the estate sale at Gregory Moore’s former home.

Some of those items include a grand piano and guitar that Gregory Moore used to play and his Mercedes. But the big item is the plane.

Wendell Moore said he doesn’t know a lot about planes, but will provide its flight records to prospective buyers. He said he doesn’t have a set asking price, but is willing to listen to offers.

The plane will remain in its airport hangar during the estate sale. Wendell said he will drive to the Lumberton airport to show the plane to any interested buyers.

While it is difficult to let Gregory Moore’s possessions go, his family said they will always hold on to the memories he left behind.

“He was just a caring guy,” Wendell Moore said. “He always wanted to help others.”

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.journalnow.com

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