Robert G Moore, SrJune 20, 1931 ~ January 22, 2018 (age 86)
Funeral service for Robert G. Moore, Sr, 86, of Lawton will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 26, 2018 at Calvary Assembly of God Church with Pastor Byron Elmore officiating.
Mr. Moore passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018 in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Burial will be at Highland Cemetery under the direction of Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home.
Robert was born on June 20, 1931 in Lindsey, Oklahoma to Henry and Myrtle Jane (Beshears) Moore. He grew up in California where he attended school. He served his country in the United States Army. While serving he received many awards and medals including the Korean Service Ribbon with 4 Bronze Stars, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. He married the love of his life, Edith Ritter on October 8, 1954 and they moved to Oklahoma. They lived in Lawton while Robert worked at the Lawton Public School System in the maintenance department and later at Dolese Quarry. They then lived in Temple where he worked as a fireman and also worked at Smith Body Shop. They returned to Lawton and Robert worked at Gibson's Discount Center as the warehouse manager and later helped with the opening of the new Gibson's store in Frederick, Oklahoma. He was later the foreman at Greenline Implements John Deere Company. They also lived for a while outside Rush Springs where he and Edith both served on the Volunteer Fire Department. Robert was a member of the Calvary Assembly of God Church and he loved to golf and redoing old and wrecked cars.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Edith Moore, of the home; his son and daughter in law, Robert G. Moore, Jr. and Debra Moore, of Medicine Park, OK; his daughter and son in law, Crystal and Jerry Vancil, of Lawton; OK; eight grandchildren and spouses, Bridget Moore, Robert Moore and III and Bridget Moore, Susan Moore, Vania and Roger Van Raalte, Patrick Osullivan, Byard Moore, Christopher Osullivan, and Leelannd Vancil; seven grandchildren, Makayla, Alaska, Alanya, Arizona, Serenity, Tyler, and Landon; and his nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Vurda Williams; and his brother, Byard E. Moore.