Moore—Michael Allen Moore, 70, on December 24, 2017, in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Michael was born on December 3, 1946, in Seattle, Wash., and grew up on an apple orchard in Wenatchee, Wash., with his parents, Mildred and Roy Moore, two brothers, and a sister. He graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor’s in electrical engineering and earned a master’s of divinity from Chicago Theological Seminary. A United Methodist minister for many years in Washington and Idaho, he later worked as an engineer for the U.S. Navy in Poulsbo, Wash. and as a software engineer. He ended his career in the North Kitsap School District, where his wife of 32 years, Christie Scott Moore, also worked.
After retirement and Christie’s passing in 2008, he moved to Virginia and then to Tennessee. He was a member of Agate Passage Meeting in North Kitsap, Wash., Hopewell Meeting in Clear Brook, Va., and finally West Knoxville (Tenn.) Meeting. The family thanks Greenfield Senior Living Community of Oak Ridge and the University of Tennessee Medical Center Hospice Services for their great care, and suggests that friends honor the way he marched to the beat of his own drummer by publicly singing, yelling “yeehaw,” or laughing.
Michael leaves behind five children: Tracey Moore Beckendorf-Edou, Michael Jacob Moore, Shelley Moore Nelson, Mark Fox, and Mike Moore; a brother, Ron Moore; a sister, Kathy Moore Shearer; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. His loved ones also welcome contributions to American Friends Service Committee, Lewy Body Dementia Association, the Shenandoah Conservancy, the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge, or the Friends Wilderness Center.