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Date published: 1/5/2014

Carlton S. Moorefield

Carlton Swain "Carl" Moorefield, 88, of Fredericksburg died peacefully Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at his home after years of gradual decline.

Carl was born in Rural Hall, N.C., to William E. and Etta Mae Styers Morefield. After high school he joined the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving in England during WWII.

He met Sue Kuhn at Lenoir Rhyne College in Hickory, N.C., and they married Sept. 15, 1949. They moved to Washington, D.C., where Carl studied law at George Washington University Law School and Arlington Law Institute, becoming a member of the Bar in 1954.

He worked for the CIA for 11 years serving in Greece, Germany, Thailand and other countries. After leaving the CIA, he worked in marketing for Scope Inc. and helped start several corporations including his own electronics manufacturing company, MRL Inc. Carl was ever the entrepreneur and enjoyed buying and developing land. He loved driving tractors, moving dirt and getting things done.

Mr. Moorefleld was an active member of the Lutheran church all his life; Nazareth Lutheran in Rural Hall, Reformation Lutheran in D.C., St. Mark's Lutheran in Springfield and Christ Lutheran in Fredericksburg, where he lived for the past 10 years.

He was an attorney, land developer, CIA spy, electronics manufacturer, business owner, loving husband and father.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Sue Kuhn Moorefield; children Donna Dellett, Melinda Moorefield, Carlton Moorefield Jr., and Amy Moorefield Rahe; sister Brona Faye Maddox; 11 grandchildren: Christen and Andy Dellett; Hunter, Savanna and Rupa Moorefield Hanson, Tyler, Gavin, Austin and Carolyn Moorefield, Sienna and River Rahe; and two great-grandchildren, Caleb and Morgan Dellett.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Christ Lutheran Church in Fredericksburg. A reception at the church will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Christ Lutheran Church Building Fund, 1300 Augustine Ave., Fredericksburg, VA 22401 or to a charity of your choice.

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.