LTC Richard Evans Moore, USA (Ret), age 87, passed away on July 11th, 2018.
LTC Moore is survived by his wife of 65 years, Betty, and five children: Carol (Greg) Leverson of Tulsa, OK, Kathy Moore of Riverdale, GA, Richard Moore, Jr. of Winston, GA, Lynn (Brian) Nabors of Winston, GA, and Beth (John) Sarmie of Jacksonville, FL. He also leaves behind five grandchildren: Richard Leverson of Moody, AL, Kathryn Leverson of Hutto, TX, Evan Nabors of Winston, GA, Matthew Sarmie of Jacksonville, FL, and Christopher Sarmie of Jacksonville, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Harry Moore and Harriet Wilson Moore, and a daughter, Janet Wilson Moore.
He was born in Jacksonville, FL, on October 1st, 1930. He grew up in nearby Glen St Mary, FL and Savannah, GA, where he met his bride to be at the age of 12. He graduated from The Bolles School in Jacksonville, FL, in 1949. He then attended The Citadel where he graduated with a B.A. in History on June 13th, 1953. He was also commissioned as a 2nd Lt. and married Betty on that same day. During his distinguished 31 year military career, he was posted to Georgia, North Carolina, Germany, California, South Carolina, Vietnam, Kansas, Turkey and Iran and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal (1st OLC), Parachutist Badge, Glider Badge, Ranger Tab, Army Occupation Medal (Germany), Vietnam Service Medal (6 Campaigns), 10 Overseas Bars, Army Commendation Medal (1st OLC), Vietnam Campaign Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal (1st OLC), Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Air Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/Gold Star, Bronze Star Medal (1st OLC), Vietnam Armed Forces Honor Medal 1st Class, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/Silver Star, Meritorious Service Medal (1st OLC), Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/Palm, Meritorious Unit Citation, and Valorous Unit Award. After retiring in 1981, he taught U.S. History, American Government, World History and World Geography at Edmund Burke Academy in Waynesboro, GA for 25 years, retiring in 2006. At EBA, he also coached JV Football, Girls Softball, Girls Track, Boys Track, Debate Team and organized the first Model United Nations team.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 4th, 2018 at 2pm at Poteet Funeral Home 3465 Peach Orchard Rd. A private family service will be conducted at a later date to place his remains at the Memorial Bell Tower Columbarium at The Citadel in Charleston, SC. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to the Coach Richard E. Moore ’53 Rifle Memorial Scholarship, 171 Moultrie St, Charleston, SC 29409.
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