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POQUOSON - Robert Cecil Moore, 88, passed away peacefully at his home with family by his side on January 21, 2013, in Poquoson after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. A life-long resident of Poquoson, he was born on June 17, 1924, to the late William Clifton Moore and Beulah Mae Topping Moore. After graduating from Poquoson High School in 1941, he attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute for 2 years before the campus was closed due to WWII. He returned to Poquoson to help his father with the war effort as a farmer in 1943. In 1946, he married Clara Elizabeth Miles of Spencer, VA and celebrated 66 years of marriage until her passing in September 2012. He retired from Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in 1986 after 34 years of service. Cecil was a devoted father and grandfather who cherished times with family. In his latter days of retirement he spent many hours enjoying the company of his children and grandchildren, and was particularly fond of playing cards and dominoes with his family and caregivers. Cecil loved the Lord and was a life-time member of Emmaus Baptist Church of Poquoson and served as general superintendent of Sunday School as well as a deacon of the church for many years. Cecil was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Marvin Clifton Moore; a sister, Beulah Mae Moore Carmines; and his loving wife of 66 years, Elizabeth. He is survived by two daughters, Gail Moore Rocha and Sheryl Moore Cartee (Chris); a son, Robert Cecil Moore Jr. (Barbara); four grandchildren, David Moore (Kim Catalano and son, Christopher), Heidi Tetzlaff Gibbons (Chris), Lauren Cartee (Michael Nunley), and Alyssa Cartee; sister-in-law, Eva Miles Moore; brother-in-law, Ray Carmines Jr.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff and nurses of Personal Touch Hospice Care for their love and support, and especially to all the caregivers: Shanna Chiles, Jessica Allen, Christy Brown, Melissa Aman, Allison Coultas, Sunjymatar Odgerel, and James Chever. Special thanks to Mary Riggins, neighbor and friend to Cecil for over 50 years, who provided loving support to him and the family over the past few years; and to Tony White, who provided the main personal care over the past six years. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30pm Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, 836 Poquoson Ave., Poquoson. A funeral service will be held at 2:00pm Thursday, at Emmaus Baptist Church, 814 Yorktown Road, Poquoson, by Pastor Dan Cromer. Interment will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the , 6350 Center Drive, Suite 102, Norfolk, VA 23502. Online condolences may be sent to www.claytorrollins.com .
Published in Daily Press on Jan. 22, 2013
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