Gary Moore


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Posted Online: March 05, 2013, 7:39 pm
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Gary R. Moore, 59, of Rapids City, lost his battle with cancer at home surrounded by his family and friends on Monday, March 4, 2013.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 8, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Per his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials may be made to the family for a fund to be established to send children to Bible camp.
Gary was born on Jan. 21, 1954, in Moline, the son of Everett "Moe" and Francesca Nagel Moore. He married Cheryl Calhoon-Mullins in June 1985, in Bettendorf.
For 30 years, Gary worked as a fork lift driver for John Deere East Moline Works, retiring in 2003. He also was a representative for Deere in the Fork Lift Rodeo.
Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Moore, Rapids City; children, Melissa Kay (Cord) Brandt, Hillsdale, Jeremy Ray (Amanda) Moore, Grand Island, Fla., and Lacie Dawn Mullins, Rapids City; five grandchildren, Aidan Moore, Dustin Pursley, Emily Moore, Nicholas Pursley and Jace Moore; and sister, Francine Parr.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Colleen Poncin.
Online condolences may be left for his family by visiting esterdahl.com.












 



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