William T.P. Moore Jr.
1942 - 2019
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William T. P. Moore, Jr., a beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on May 11, 2019. Born on April 15, 1942, in Poquoson, Virginia, Bill graduated from Poquoson High School in 1960. He married his high school sweetheart, Glenda Phillips, in 1961, and they shared almost 58 years of family, travel, and love. Bill loved life. He persistently engaged in the everyday activities of life such as caring for and enjoying the company of his family and friends. He rarely rested from activity but rather enjoyed to spend his time involved in as much as he could during any given day.Bill graduated from Randolph-Macon College in 1964 and later received a Master's from the College of William and Mary in Computational Operations Research. Bill retired from civil service in 2000, where he worked as a Mathematician (Ft. Eustis) and Operations Research Analyst (Langley Air Force Base). He was an avid long distance runner, competing in 37 marathons and logging over 58,000 miles in his lifetime. He competed in the Boston Marathon four times and ran in the Virginia Beach Shamrock for 25 consecutive years. When his running days were coming to a close he took up golfing at the James River Country Club. He thoroughly loved meeting new people and socializing at the Club. Some of his greatest pleasures were boating, fishing, clamming, and oystering with his lifetime buddy, Fay Firman. He was famous and very popular with his contribution of fried oysters at family holiday celebrations. He also volunteered with the Poquoson Lions Club.He was preceded in death by his parents, William T.P. Moore, Sr., and Pearle P. Moore. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 58 years, Glenda; daughter Pam Hornsby and her husband Steven; grandson, Reed Hornsby and his wife Lizz; granddaughter, Ellen Hornsby and her fiancé David Gray; son, T. Glenn Moore and his wife Lesley; granddaughters, Katelyn and Allyson Moore; brother, Alfred Moore and his wife Judy; sister, Evlyn Connery and her husband Terry.A memorial service will be held at Tabernacle United Methodist Church Saturday, May 18 at 11 AM led by Rev. Jeff Cannon with a reception to follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tabernacle UMC at 831 Poquoson Avenue, Poquoson, Virginia 23662. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com.

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Published in Daily Press from May 15 to May 17, 2019.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
MAY
18
Memorial service
11:00 AM
Tabernacle United Methodist Church
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July 19, 2019
I met Bill when was contractor for Lockheed Martin in 1995-1997 at Langley Air Force Base, we had one common interest and that was running, he was one of the first people to befriend me. always had a kind word and help me with my running. We ran at lunch with a group of others. am so sorry to hear of his passing has I just found out. My condolences to his family's . I know God will always need runners like Bill.
Joseph Johnson
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July 1, 2019
Belated condolences to the entire Moore family. I knew Bill many years ago. He was one of a group of runners who met religiously for lunch time runs from the gym at Langley Air Force Base. I miss those days. Unfortunately, after I retired I lost touch with him.
Sam "Rosie" Bryant
May 20, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. I was one of his running acquaintances from way back and ran Boston with him in 1978. George Sheehan wrote that running was play, and I always thought of him as the personification of a playful runner and man in general. God bless.
Ed Elmore
May 15, 2019
So sorry to hear of Bills passing. What a kind, friendly person. Glenda I know you will truly miss him but you must remember all the wonderful times you shared together. I am sorry I will not be home for the services as I am still in FL helping my sister after the passing of her husband. As Gloria said the Class of 1960 will miss Bill.
Betsy Thomas
May 15, 2019
Glenda, Al, and Evelyn, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May all the happy memories bring you comfort and sooth your aching hearts. Sincerely,
Maureen Ironmonger Woodruff
Maureen Woodruff
May 15, 2019
So very sorry to hear this news. He was a great guy, smart and good personality. Class of 1960 will miss him!
May 15, 2019
Gloria Page HAMLY
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