Rodney McBeath Moak

January 31, 2018

CHARLOTTE – Rod Moak, a U.S. Navy veteran, former IBM mainframe salesman and Elder Emeritus of Covenant Presbyterian Church, died January 31, 2018, at Presbyterian Hospital, where he was born 90 years earlier.

 He was an Eagle Scout and graduate of Central High School and N.C. State University. In World War II and the Korean War, Rod served as an Navy Aviation Cadet. His outstanding work in the UNC Accounting/MBA program resulted in a position with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell. Later he moved to IBM, where he was President of the Hundred Percent Club, Eastern Region, 1958.

 At Covenant, where he was a charter member, he was elected to the offices of Deacon and Elder and was a beloved Adult Sunday School Teacher.

Rod was the son of Glen and Alma Moak. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Betty Jo Rorie Moak; his two daughters, Emily Meacham and husband Jody of San José, California, and Allison Connors and husband Greg “Skip,” of Cary; and three grandsons, Gordon Meacham of Los Angeles, and Griffin and Clay Connors of Cary; his brother, Glenn Moak, M.D., of Indianapolis, and many beloved nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, February 6, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, with a reception following in the Fellowship Hall.

 Memorials may be sent to Crisis Assistance Ministry, 500-A Spratt St., Charlotte 28206, and Charlotte Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 33000, Charlotte 28233.

 Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at




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  • Carol A. Horton

    Betty and family, please accept my condolences for the loss of your husband and father. Rod was a good neighbor and a good friend, He will be greatly missed.
    Carol Horton
    Montclaire Neighbor

  • Carol A. Horton

    Betty and family, please accept my condolences for the loss of your husband and father.. Rod was a good neighbor and friend and will be greatly missed. If there is anything I can do, please let me know.

    Carol Horton - Neighbor