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Gregory Nolan Moore "Cat Daddy"

Gregory Nolan Moore "Cat Daddy"

Aug 21, 1962

Dec 16, 2023


Gregory Nolan Moore "Cat Daddy", 61, of Louisville transitioned on Friday, December 15, 2023.

Visitation 10-12 Thursday December 21, 2023 at Community Missionary Baptist Church 4909 E. Indian Trail. Funeral to follow at 12 noon.

Gregory Nolan Moore was born on August 21, 1962, in Louisville, Kentucky to Betty A. Britt Moore and the late Robert L. Moore. He was the third of four children in his family. He was fondly known as “Cat”, “Cat Daddy, “Skit”, and “Papa Cat” by many.

Gregory accepted Christ at six years old and joined Community Missionary Baptist Church. He was an active member at church, and enjoyed participating in the youth plays and singing in the Sunbeams and Pastor’s Choir. Greg had his own personal relationship with Jesus Christ. He acknowledged that God had been good to him, and he was thankful for his many blessings.

Greg graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Louisville, Kentucky in 1980. He played basketball and football for the Thomas Jefferson Patriots. Being athletically inclined, he won several sports awards. After high school, Greg attended Fairdale Vocational School for Brick Masonry. He excelled in the masonry trade, and received his certificate in Brick Masonry. He was one of the world’s best bricklayers.

Greg was active duty in the Army Reserves for six years, stationed at Fort Gordon in Augustus, Georgia. He also worked for Masterson’s Catering Company with his childhood friend, Gilda. He loved serving guests and making sure everyone’s needs were met. He often told stories of the events he worked sharing his enjoyment of this work. With his entrepreneurial prowess, Greg started a lawn care business.

Cat exhibited his capabilities of bravery by saving a young girl’s life from the deep end of a pond. He also saved a young woman’s life who was suffering from a drug overdose. Lastly, Cat showed his bravery when he pulled a young woman and her infant from an overturned vehicle which was involved in a major accident.

Cat Daddy was a mega Dallas Cowboys fan.OOn October 29, 2023, assisted by Vickie Porter, Greg was able to tour and attend AT&T Stadium, where the Cowboys beat the Los Angeles Rams 43-20. Greg loved sporting his Dallas Cowboys gear and agitating his friends who were fans of rival teams.

Cat Daddy was an avid fisherman. He loved fishing with friends at McNeely Lake. Sometimes, he loved to fish alone just to meditate. He also loved to skate. Cat’s past time on Sunday night was skating with friends at Robben’s Roost. He also loved playing basketball at Newburg Boys & Girls Club. Cat was a great swimmer who loved doing tricks on the diving board.

Cat loved being around family and friends. He never met a stranger. His infectious smile and laughter, will be remembered by all who loved him. He was kind-hearted, and a joy to be around. His presence among us will leave a void, and he will be greatly missed by family and friends. To know Cat Daddy is to love him!

Family and friends had the pleasure of giving him his flowers while he was living, by having a parade for the Newburg icon. An outpouring of love for him was shown by a multitude of friends and family who attended The Love Drive By on November 18, 2023. Louisville Mayor Greenberg and Newburg Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin, proclaimed November 18, 2023, to be “Cat Daddy Day”.

Greg Nolan Moore departed this life on December 15, 2023, after an extended stay at Baptist East Hospital. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert L. Moore and brother, Arthur B. Moore. He leaves to cherish his memory, his daughters, Janae Wright, Tammy Fields, Jelesa Wright; and son, Jerel Wright; his mother, Betty A. Moore; sisters, Robin Shaw (Kevin, Sr.) and Judith Miller (Darryl); his beloved grandson, Javien Wright; nieces, and nephews aka “The Waterhead Ducks”, and a host of other relatives and friends.

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