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April 16, 2024

Robin Nelson Moretz

Robin Nelson Moretz

Robin Nelson Moretz, 64, of Taylorsville, passed away peacefully on October 4, 2022, after a lengthy illness.

He was born October 27, 1957, in Catawba County, the son of the late Daniel “Buster” and Hazel Moretz. After graduating from Lenoir-Rhyne University, Robin spent the majority of his adult life teaching in the Alexander County School System. He had a love for knowledge, reading, a good debate or a good conversation.

His love, commitment and dedication to his students was his greatest passion. When he wasn’t in a classroom, he enjoyed good food, cooking and baking, gardening, canning, woodworking, traveling and spending time with his many friends and our family. A good practical joke or snarky remark did not elude him on any given occasion.

Robin was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel “Buster” and Hazel Moretz; sisters, Joy M. Bentley and Peggy M. Kirby; brother-in-law, Hayden Bentley; and his dear friend, Mark Harbinson.

Robin is survived by his sister, Karen M. Walker and brother-in-law, Gary Walker; his chosen brother, Randy Stafford and wife Penny; his longtime friends and cohorts, Nelson Evans and Tony Elder; nieces and nephews, Melinda B. Null (Richard), Thad Bentley (Brad), Daniel Walker (Brandi), Nathan Walker (Wendy), Lydia Bumgarner (Brandon), Caroline Smith (Chris), and Caitlin Clark (Colby); along with a number of great and great-great-nieces and nephews and the many students he had the privilege of investing in.

A Celebration of Robin’s Life service will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, October 6, 2022, at Alexander Central Auditorium. Rev. Stephen Dagenhart and Rev. Nelson Evans will officiate. The family will receive friends from 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Alexander County Hospice, 50 Lucy Echerd Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681 in memory of Robin.

Condolences may be sent to

Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to be serving the family of Robin Nelson Moretz.


  1. (unknown) on October 4, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    the world is now a colder place
    the sunrise is not as bright as yesterday.
    your presence made the difference
    even for people that never knew you.
    you taught us humility
    how to laugh
    how to love with a gentle spirit.
    may your rest be peaceful
    and may we never forget
    how to find the good in all things
    without you here to teach us how.

  2. Darlene Carrigan on October 14, 2022 at 1:47 pm

    I am so sorry to learn about Robin’s passing. He was a very special person with a unique ability to connect with his students and provide support to those who were struggling with school and life in general. You could count on Robin to provide lovely debate on any issue and give of himself to help others. I know-he will be greatly missed by all his family, friends and those who were fortunate enough to know him. I hate I could not make it to his memorial as I understand it was very moving and unique. My prayers go out to all those who mourn his passing.

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