Sunday, November 28

Robert Deward Moore

Nov. 16, 1932 – Oct. 2, 2021

Robert Deward Moore, age 88, of Noblesville passed away Oct. 2, 2021 at his home in Noblesville.

He was born November 16, 1932 at Richwood, W.Va. to Ezra and Cora (Brewster) Moore. 

He grew up in Richwood and graduated from Richwood High School. At the age of 18 he left his hometown to join the United States Air Force. He spent two years active duty in England during the Korean War, then after returning to the states he joined the National Guard serving for another seven years.

Upon returning home he married Rosa Lee Strader and moved to Moline, Ill., got a job with the Corp of Engineers, and had four children with wife. They divorced in 1968. He then began working for the John Deere Company painting combines. 

While working at John Deere he met and married Elaine Headland who had two children of her own and they had a child together. In 1969 they moved to Ind. and he became employed at the Ford Motor Company.  He was laid off in 1983 and, being an industrious person, he started a wood working business called Moore’s Country Wood Crafting in Arcadia. It is still owned and operated by family today.

Mr. Moore retired from Ford and successfully started several other businesses before fully retiring and selling those businesses about three years ago.

He married Gwendolyn (Albregta) Gallagher Moore seven years ago at the age of 81 and they enjoyed traveling, creating a beautifully landscaped yard, and just being together. Their song “You are my sunshine, my only sunshine” was their life together. He will be dearly missed by all.

Survivors include his wife of almost eight years; his children, Patricia Williams, Vicki Cutforth, Robert Moore, Brenda Mosbaugh, Jack Fogle, Kem McCowell and Tami Claus; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services are planned to be held Oct. 23, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Hartley Funeral Home Cicero Chapel, 209 West Jackson Street in Cicero with Pastor Andrew Marshall officiating. Burial is scheduled to follow at Crownland Cemetery at Noblesville. There will be a time of visitation from 12 noon until time of the services.

Memorial contributions may be made to Victory Chapel Church.  Donation envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home. 

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