Wayne “Bud” Moore, born in Granite Falls, North Carolina, June 4, 1934, was welcomed into the arms of his Lord Oct. 10, 2019. He was preceded in death by his father, Harold D. Moore, mother, Annie Lena Moore, brother Kenneth D. Moore and son Timothy Wayne Moore.
He served in the US Navy from 1952-1956. He married Cleta LaVon Hartley in 1955 and they had nine children.
He attended Lenoir Rhyne College from 1956-1959 and began his teaching career. Being a teacher, he affected so many lives over those years. He had kept in touch with some of his students, some more than 50 years ago, who speak fondly of him and the affect he had on them.
He and Cleta divorced in 1976 and he married Beverly Park in 1983, who had three children. He was an avid fisherman and loved to travel and camp with his wife Beverly and both his and her children. He taught in the public schools in North Carolina and Denver for 38 years, coaching 37 of those years, and retired in 1997 and settled in Delta County.
After retirement he became involved in prison ministry. Being a teacher and history being one of the subjects he taught, he loved researching genealogy and was very good at it. He loved his camping groups families. He was very active is church activities, being very fond of the men’s breakfast group there. He had so many friends from all over. He met with some of his Littleton, Colorado, friends for over 40 years, each year.
He is survived by his wife Beverly Moore of Austin, Colorado; sister Maxine and husband Harold Childres of Hildebran, North Carolina; and 12 children: son Richard and wife Karen Moore of Connelly Springs, North Carolina; daughter Trayce and husband Chuck Shanebrook of Craig, Colorado; son Michael and wife Sarah Moore of Connelly Springs, North Carolina; son Daniel and wife Becky Moore of Englewood, Colorado; son David and wife Kerry Moore of North Platte, Nebraska; son Scott (Christopher) Moore of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; son Tom and wife Bobby Moore of Colorado Springs, Colorado; son Arnold and wife Sandy Park of Monument, Colorado; and daughter Laura and husband Charles Warmerdam of Albuquerque, New Mexico; daughter K Marie Park of Montrose, Colorado; and daughter Carla and husband, Brad Parkinson of Norwood, Colorado. He has 20 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
When Wayne was young, he lived life on his terms. As he got older he lived life on God’s terms.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Oct 23 at Delta United Methodist Church; inurnment at 3 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.
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