Gary Marlin Moore

Friday, February 19, 2016

Gary Marlin Moore, 69, of Knob Noster, Mo., passed away Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at the Kansas City Hospice House, in Kansas City, Mo.

He was born July 8, 1946, on the family farm in El Dorado Springs, Mo., the son of W.W. and Muriel (Johnson) Moore. He graduated from high school in Nevada, Mo. He attended college in Springfield, Mo.

Becoming a manager of the Sherwin Williams paint store brought Gary to Warrensburg, Mo. He later worked for the Johnson County Highway Department. Then, he began working for the United States Treasury Department in Kansas City. He also opened Ten-Acres Technology in Knob Noster, Mo. After 20 years, he retired from the Treasury Department and soon started West Central Lawn Service.

Gary was an elder and session clerk at Pleasant Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Knob Noster. He served on the board of the Pleasant Grove Cemetery Association. He also served as Stated Clerk of Missouri Presbytery and was on the board of Bethel University in McKenzie, Tenn. He enjoyed preaching at both Pleasant Grove and Shawnee Mound Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Gary had a wide variety of hobbies and interests. He loved listening to and making music, golf, motorcycles, computers, traveling, and watching his grandchildren grow up.

Gary is survived by Laura Moore of Knob Noster; a son, Russell Moore, of Springfield, Mo.; two daughters, Rachelle Swopes and husband, Bruce, of El Dorado Springs, and Dana Smith and husband, Jason, of Knob Noster; one brother, Kenneth Moore and wife, Linda, of Nevada, Mo.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, John Moore.

Memorial services will be held today, at 2:30 p.m., at Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home, with the Rev. Randy Crawshaw officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery of rural Knob Noster. The family received friends Thursday, Feb. 18, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Grove Cemetery Association and can be left in care of the funeral home.