Life Of Georgia
BARTOW - Henry "Cecil" Moore of Bartow passed away on March 9, 2014 at the age of 97 from natural causes.
He was born on August 23, 1916 in Swainsboro, Georgia. He received his early education from schools in Polk County, FL and graduated from Summerlin Institute, Class of 1934. He joined the Army
Air Corp during World War II
and was in the 322nd Bomb Squadron, then the 450th and the 451st, serving in Europe. Upon returning from the war, he started a long career with Life Of Georgia Insurance Company, where he retired with 42 years of service in 1983.
Cecil married LaVonne Jean Weber on June 17th, 1948. They have three children, Michael J. Moore, MD (Belinda), Michele J. Moore and Marilynn Moore-Schon-eman (Ralph); two grandchildren, Kevin Moore Schoneman and John Michael Moore.
Cecil was a long time member and baptized in the First United Methodist Church of Bartow. He also held memberships in the American Legion and B26 Marauders Historical Society. He was involved in community service, serving on the Bartow City Commission and as Mayor of Bartow, during the 1960s and 1970s. He served as President of the Ridge League of Municipalities from 1966-67.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Steely and Nannie Griffin Moore; two sisters, Ruby Kindred and Essie Mae Wolfe, and one brother Garlin Moore, and his wife of 63 years, LaVonne Weber Moore.
A visitation will be held Friday, March 14, 2014 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM, at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home, Bartow. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 15th at 11:00 AM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to Good Shepherd Hospice Veteran's Partnership, 3450 Lakeland Hills Blvd. Lakeland, and Fl. 33805, or The Wounded Warrior Project at support. woundedwarriorproject.org
or 855.GIVE.WWP(855.448.3997). Condolences to family at www.whiddenmcleanfuneralhome.com