Thomas L. Moore, 76, of Brazil died unexpectedly September 28, 2006, at 12:54 a.m. at his residence. He was born March 14, 1930, in Brazil, the son of Arthur Moore and Mayme Rogers Moore. As a young man he joined the U.S. Army and served in the European Theater.
May 17, 1952, he married Rose Anna Bashaw Moore, she survives. In his working career, he was employed at the Tumpane Plant in Terre Haute; manager at the Bargain Barn Liberty Bell in Indianapolis; Manager at the Ace Hardware Store in both Terre Haute and in Brazil. Following retirement from the hardware store he began working as a custodian at Van Buren and Staunton Elementary schools. He has been well known in the community as an accomplished skater, a Golden Gloves Boxer, and for the construction of mini-barns. He also enjoyed family vacations, camping, and playing pool. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
He was a member of the New Life Fellowship Church in Terre Haute.
Survivors include his wife Rose Anna Moore; children, Donna Goda and husband Stephen "Teko," Paul T. Moore and wife Joni, John W. Moore and wife Kathryn, Mark A. Moore and wife Brenda and Mary V. Bales and husband Douglas E. Bales all of Brazil; 17 grandchildren, Anna Daugherty and husband Pat, Teko Goda and wife Lexi, Chad Goda and wife Sarah, Amanda Wallace and husband Ryan, Craig Goda, Eric Moore, Christa Pierce and husband Brad, Sarah Noel and husband Jeremy, Elijah Moore and wife Hildey, Valerie Clutter and husband Jason, Rachel Moore and fiancé David Borden, Caleb Moore and fiancée Brittany Bonney, Landry Moore, Dylan Moore, Kyle Moore, Emily Bales, and Wyatt Bales; 11 great-grandchildren, Brookie Daugherty, Connor Daugherty, Paris Daugherty, Trenton Goda, Sawyer Goda, Aubree Goda, Lily Goda, Zachary Wallace, Evie Grace Noel, Paisley Layne Noel, and Chloe Paige Clutter; four brothers, Harold "Jr." Moore, Bobby Moore, Larry Moore, Virgil Moore; five sisters, Agnes Hoggatt, Jane Decker, Beulah Abernathy, Faye Brown, and Jody Lynch; many nieces nephews and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother, Eugene Moore, two brothers, Jack Moore and Bill Moore; two sisters, Mary Ellen Mishler and Rosie Stewart; two grandsons, Stephen Andrew "Andy" Goda, and Nicholas Dean Moore.
Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Lawson-Miller Chapel with the Rev. Jeffery Harpole and Buddy Kline officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 4-8 p.m. and again Sunday, one hour prior to services.
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