Richard Moore

Obituary of Richard Moore

Adrian- Richard Verl Moore, age 84, died on June 10, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family. 

Richard (Dick) is survived by his wife, Sara Jane (Butler) Moore, and four children, Cindy (Leo) Hoffman of Tecumseh, Richard (Juliana) Moore of Adrian, Patricia (Douglas) Jones of Adrian, and Wendy (Dennis) Graham of Clinton.  He is also survived by his sister, Shirley Moore of Tecumseh, and two brothers, Thomas (Nancy) Moore of Tecumseh and Dennis (Veronica) Moore of El Paso, Texas. Additionally, he is survived by 18 grandchildren, and 30 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.

Richard is preceded in death by his parents, Ewart and Gertrude Moore, his sister, Wanda Dehnke, and brothers, Robert, Donald, and Harry Moore.

He was born in Wayne, Michigan on April 7, 1933.  Richard graduated from Morenci High School and was a member of the 1950 Morenci Bulldog Championship Team.  He loved telling stories of his football days and his admiration for his coach.  He was also a member of the United States Army during the Korean War.  He married Sara on June 5, 1954 in Angola, Indiana while in service.  He followed in his Dad’s footsteps as a die-cast die maker and tool room supervisor.  He retired from Ford Motor Company (Milan Plant) in 1994 and he and Jane retired to Arizona for 15 years coming back to Michigan to be with family.  His greatest love was for his Wife and Family who gave him unending pride and joy. Richard (Dick) could fix anything and didn’t believe in the word (can’t).  He gave to those who loved him the gift of family, his love, his strong work ethic, and his love of the land. 

Per his request cremation has taken place and no formal funeral services will take place.  A private family celebration of life is planned for a later time.   In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice of Lenawee or a charity of your choice.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.