Walter Scott Moretz (2018-12-07 17:10:56)

Walter Scott Moretz, Jr., age 91, of Deep Gap passed away, Thursday, December 6, 2018 at the home of his son Leonard and daughter-in-law Kathleen in Durham, NC.

Scott was a life-long resident of Deep Gap and loved the Blue Ridge Mountains which he called “God’s Country”. He was a devoted husband to the love of his life, Wilma, for almost 67 years. A WWII Veteran, like many of "The Greatest Generation" he was an honest, hardworking man, who did things without fanfare. After the war he worked for several years on the family farm and then went to work as a carpenter and built many nice homes in The High Country. He was an avid hunter/outdoorsman, gardener and woodworker. He was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church in Boone for over 50 years, founding member of the Deep Gap Volunteer Fire Dept, and a Boy Scout Leader. He loved to joke/tease with people he liked and to sing around the house. He was a loyal friend and neighbor.

Scott is survived by his two sons, Dr. David Moretz and wife Gail of Belhaven, NC and Leonard Moretz and wife Kathleen of Durham, NC, three Granddaughters, Erin Garner and husband Ben, Heather Baldwin and husband Rusty and Lauren Moretz, two Grandsons, Matt and Noah Moretz, one step-granddaughter, Alexa Dixon, two step-grandsons, Jeffrey and Gregory Hoffmann, three great-grandsons, Kenan Garner, Riley Santiago and Sawyer Baldwin, and one great-granddaughter, Karis Garner; three sisters-in-law, Velva Lynn Steelman and husband James of North Wilkesboro, Cora Lee Moretz of Franklin, NC and Shirley Calloway of North Wilkesboro. Survivors also include a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Wilma, his father and mother, Walter Scott Moretz, Sr. and Winnie Snow Lookabill, and three brothers, Wilmer, Austin and Jimmy Moretz.

Funeral services for Walter Scott Moretz, Jr. will be conducted Saturday afternoon, December 15, 2018, at 1:00 o’clock, at Grace Lutheran Church in Boone. Pastors Steve Troisi and John Bollinger and will officiate. Interment will follow in Gap Creek Cemetery.

The body will lie in state, at the church, from 11:00 until 1:00 where the family will receive friends. All are invited to join the family for a meal and to celebrate Scott’s life in the Fellowship Hall at 12:00, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church or to the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be sent to the Moretz family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.