Larry Moore, Local Funeral Director and Public Servant Passes at Age 73


Local funeral director and long-time beloved Dade County resident, Larry Gene Moore, has passed away at the age of 73 after a long-fought battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Moore lived an professional life in Dade County as a funeral director and public servant. From 1980-1992, he served as Sole Commissioner of Dade County. During his tenure as commissioner, he contributed to or oversaw many notable projects; the Dade County Four Fields (recently renamed in his honor), the Senior Citizen Center, the Dade County Justice Building, and Veteran’s Park.

The youth of Dade County could always count on Larry Moore for their support. He took the kindness that he showed his family as a husband, father, and grandfather and turned it upon the children of the community, where he was enthusiastically involved with youth sports and little league baseball. He was also an avid supporter of the Dade County Wolverines high school teams, where he enjoyed cheering for his grandchildren and their teammates.

Moore served as a charter member of the Dade County Optimist Club, where he served on the board like he did several other local boards; the Industrial Development Authority, the Hospital Authority, Hutcheson Hospital Board, and others.

In his spare time, Larry Moore traveled to car shows, adding antique cars to his collection or trading. He was a member of the Dade County Cruisers.

Larry Moore continued to support his community as owner of Moore Funeral Home, founded in 1945.

Dade County Executive Ted Rumley has ordered all flags in the county be flown at half-staff in honor of the late Larry Moore.

Long-time public servant, family man, and friend, Larry Moore, will be laid to rest on Tuesday, October 25th. The funeral service will be held at the Trenton Chapel of Moore Funeral Home, to continue at Hawkins Cemetery in New Salem.

The family will receive friends on Monday from 2:00pm – 8:00pm.

by Orey Yates, information gathered from local sources/obituary found at Moore Funeral Home