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Laurence John Moore

May 7, 1938 - February 14, 2018

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STORYCHURCH
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Saturday, February 24, 2018
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3:00 PM

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Laurence John Moore, age 79, passed away on February 14, 2018 in Raleigh NC, due to complications from Dementia. He was born in Greeley, CO, on May 7, 1938 to the late John Harold Moore and Ruth Anderson (Matthews) Moore.

Laurence was raised on a farm and graduated from High School in Ft. Morgan CO. He proudly served his country in the US Army. Laurence received his BA in Economics from Monmouth College in IL in 1962, while at Monmouth he was a member of the SigEp fraternity and the Octopus Club, which became a source of many fondly recounted stories. Laurence went on to continue his education at Arizona State University where he received his MS in Economics in 1965, and he earned his Ph.D. in Statistics & Operations Research from Arizona State in 1970. He was employed with Standard Oil in Chicago, Continental Ill Bank and finally retired in 2007 from the Virginia Tech College of Business where he taught for 37 years and served for part of that time as the department head of Management Science, earning a distinction as a Verizon Professor of Business Info Technology.
Laurence enjoyed his retirement years traveling the country in a large RV, where he visited old friends and family.

He was married from 1963-1995 to Nancy Murray, and from 2006 to 2018 to Ivy Hoy Moore. He is preceded in death by his sister Josephine Green. Laurence is survived by his daughter Julia Rebecca Sommer (NY), son John Andrew Moore (FL), daughter Stefani Ruth Miller (NC), sister Janice Garvey (WA), and grandchildren Madison and Tyler Miller (NC).

Services will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 3:00 pm at StoryChurch, 100 Pleasant Dr, Durham, NC, with a reception following in a private home. An additional commemoration gathering will be held in Blacksburg, VA on Monday, February 26.

For details on reception locations and times or any other questions, please send email to: LJMoore.Family@gmail.com

In lieu of flowers, you may send a tribute donation in Larry's name to the Lewy Body Dementia Association: https://www.lbda.org/donate
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Larry Moore Memorial Album
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Larry Moore Memorial Album: Larry Moore in tiger socks, with daughter Becky, about 1967
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Larry Moore Memorial Album: Larry Moore's high school yearbook portrait
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Larry Moore Memorial Album
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Larry Moore Memorial Album: Larry Moore with daughter Stefani doing his hair, around 1985
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Larry Moore Memorial Album: Larry Moore with son Andy, around 2006
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Larry Moore Memorial Album: Larry Moore with daughter Becky and wife Nancy
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Larry Moore Memorial Album: Larry Moore with father
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Larry Moore Memorial Album: Larry Moore - late 1980s
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Larry Moore Memorial Album: Larry Moore on the beach, probably in the army years
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Larry Moore Memorial Album: Larry Moore with siblings and cousins on the family farm, center, in overalls
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Larry Moore Memorial Album: Larry Moore on the FFA page of the high school yearbook
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Larry Moore Memorial Album
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Larry Moore Memorial Album: Larry Moore's high school yearbook page
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Larry Moore Memorial Album: Larry Moore baby portrait
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Julia Sommer
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March 3, 2018
This link goes to a memorial video of my dad's life, thanks to Bryan Miller for contributing his professional video editing time and skill, and Stefani Miller for compiling and ordering the music, photos and video clips. At the password prompt enter "Larry" (capital L, no quotes) https://vimeo.com/257267706 Feel free to share the link and password with anyone who may want to see it.
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Julia Sommer
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February 24, 2018
The Octopus Club - the source of so many stories. Second from right in the back row.
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Robin Landry
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February 24, 2018
Larry was a wonderful Step Father to our family. We loved him very much and he will be greatly missed. We enjoyed him as part of our family he was a great man. What I? loved the most was teaching him our Cajun culture he really embraced it and loved the food!!! I? also loved having long conversations with him about history and just his wide knowledge of everything. He was a very interesting man. I? could probably right a book but all I? can say is he was loved. Mark & Robin.
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Tarun Sen
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February 23, 2018
I knew about Larry even before I met him. My regard for him as a scholar preceded my meeting with him at Virginia Tech. Larry was a good man, a gentleman, a scholar, hard working, and sincere. He listened more than he talked. He was genuinely interested in me and asked more about me than he talked about himself. He was a pioneer in his field - one of the early presidents of the Decision Sciences Institute and authored some of the earliest books and publications in decision sciences. I worked with him on a summer project 20 years back and since then I had a good friend and an advisor. He always stayed in touch even after I moved out of Blacksburg. I have lost a friend, a colleague, and a mentor. I will miss him.
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Dale Garvey
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February 21, 2018
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Patricia Mulligan
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February 21, 2018
I was able to spend some time with Larry this past November. He entertained us with his many stories and a delicious dinner. I was so pleased to see pictures of his beautiful family. He loved you all so much and was very proud of you all.
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Peter Anderson
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February 20, 2018
Senior year at Monmouth, Home of the Fighting Scots, was a blast. Squid meetings
at the spot with beer and steaks, getting to know each other, rock maintenance and
water skiing. I had a boat and no car, you had a car and no boat.....match made
in heaven. Hope you're enjoying your return home. Peter.
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charles t weeks,MD
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February 19, 2018
A man's man....a college classmate...a fraternity brother...a member of the Secret Order of the Octopus...I will miss him, but I am a better person for knowing him. See you next time, Mo...Charlie
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Gotta Red
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February 18, 2018
Mr Moore you will truly be missed! I enjoyed the time and outings we had. Rest in heaven my friend!
Your friend Wanda :white_frowning_face:
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Laurie Burleigh
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February 18, 2018
Words cannot express the loss of such a wonderful stepfather. Larry was always caring and loving to my family and we're going to miss him greatly!
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suzyjo moore
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February 17, 2018
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suzyjo moore
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February 17, 2018
I love you and considered you family. When you were here in the summer we dd many things together and im grateful for that time. You hated my car but we came up with a system to back yourself in and you were a trooper. We went to the dog park each day and you really enjoyed throwing the balls for them. So did Dude and Cuzzy! You loved my houseboat and i was tickeled by that! You would ask if we could just stay a bit longer and of course we could! Your favorite thing we did was go for a Thai massage. You said it was your first and really enjoyed it. When We went to tip the guy you gave him a big hug with his thank you and told everyone we saw about it. It was a nice few day and I also enjoyed our many talks. RIP Larry. You will be missed
Suzyjo
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February 16, 2018
The first time we met Larry we went to the circus and before it began we went behind the scene to view the animals and I was sneezed on by a camel with Larry standing next to me...he thought it was the funniest thing ever...eeekkk Many memories of fun times with Larry and family over those years, I know Julia, Andy and Stefani will miss him, but am so glad they had time with him as he was going through health issues lately. Sending love to them. Aunt Penny
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