|Birth: ||May 6, 1916|
|Death: ||May 4, 1997|
Coach Moore died on May 4, 1997 at the home of his son John R. Moore, in Tulsa after a brief illness.
Funeral services were held on May 7th at the Rainy Mountain Kiowa Indian Baptist Church in Mountain View.
Coach Moore was born on May 6, 1916 at the Halfmoon Ranch in Okmulgee County to William and Eva Leona (Matlock) Moore.
He was a great-nephew of Judge Napoleon Bonapart Moore, who died in 1911 and lived at Mule Shoe Ranch near Haskell. He was also a grandson of John R. Moore, who founded the Halfmoon Ranch and died in 1888. Both men came from Alabama in the 1840's.
These men were of exceptional prominence in governmental affairs of the Creek Nation.
He received his elementary education from Euchee Indian Boarding School, was a graduate of Chilocco Indian School and graduated from Oklahoma A. & M. (Oklahoma State University) in 1947 with two degrees, a bachelor of science and masters of education.
He served in the U.S. Army from January 1942 to January 1946, receiving an honorable discharge and achieving the rank of captain.
He was assigned to the European theater of combat.
He began his teaching career at Marlow, Oklahoma in 1947 and also taught at Anadarko, Oklahoma and Riverside Indian School.
In 1954 he began teaching at Chilocco and retired in May of 1980.
He was a member of the Oklahoma Coaches Association, an inductee of the Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Fame, an inductee of the Chilocco Indian School Hall of Fame, a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Kiowa Gourd Clan of Carnegie.
Survivors included his wife Loraine of Morris, OK, one son John R. Moore of Tulsa, one daughter Elizabeth L. Palmer of Arkansas City, KS; three granddaughters, Shanon Rene Moore, Kara Louise Moore and Nicolette Rene Palmer; six brothers, John R. Moore, Thomas E. Moore, Lawrence R. Moore, Edwin S. Moore, Marcy M. Moore and Glen M. Moore.
Burial was held under the direction of Pitcher-Hackney Funeral Home of Carnegie.
Loraine Tsoodle Moore (1918 - 2009)*
John Randolph Moore (1947 - 2014)*
Rainy Mountain Cemetery
Created by: N. Dale Talkington
Record added: May 03, 2011
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