Cover photo for Shirley Moore's Obituary
Shirley Moore Profile Photo
1935 Shirley 2015

Shirley Moore

February 16, 1935 — September 4, 2015

Shirley Moore, son of the late Fred and Jeretta (Lucas) Moore, was born on February 16, 1935, at his familys farm in Norwood, Missouri, and went home to meet the Lord on September 4, 2015, at Glenwood Healthcare in Seymour, Missouri. He was 80 years of age.
Shirley was united in marriage to Mary Lee Dennis on May 22, 1951. Three children were born to this union: Wally, Glenda, and Linda. Mary preceded him in death on May 29, 1992. On June 11, 1993, Shirley married Fern Smith.
Shirley worked for the Wright County Road and Bridge Crew for several years. He was a mechanic, farmer, and a blacksmith. He made fishing gigs for many people all over the area and as far away as Alaska. His greatest past time was fishing, hunting, and working in the hay fields.
Besides his parents, and first wife, Mary, Shirley was preceded in death by his son Wally; three brothers: Vernon, Herbert, and Shelby; three sisters: Irene Wood, Oleta Belle Renfro, and Della Dugger.
Shirley is survived by his wife: Fern of Mountain Grove; two daughters: Glenda Moore of Hartville, Missouri, and Linda Moore of Norwood, Missouri; step-son: Brad Smith and his wife, Lisa, of Aurora, Missouri; daughter-in-law: Lisa Moore of Huggins, Missouri; three sisters: Sharon Renfro, Freeda Renfro, and Helen Dixon; eleven grandchildren: Ben and his wife, Debra, of Cabool, Missouri, Brian and his wife, Bridget, of Hartville, Missouri, Dana and her husband, Charles, of Nixa, Missouri, Darcy and her husband, Jared, of Mountain Grove, Shayla and her husband, Jed, of Marcus, Iowa, Kristin and Dylan of Fayetteville, Tennessee, Tessa and Dawn Fisher of Springfield, Missouri, Le-Ann Mings of Lebanon, Missouri, and Bryce and Rachel of Aurora, Missouri; 26 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren.

Beautiful life, when thinking about Shirley Moore, thats what will come to mind for most. In his time here on earth with us, he touched the lives of countless people. Hes been an outdoorsman, a farmer, mechanic, and for a short time even a dentist. Everywhere he went someone knew him, even if he didnt always remember how. In every sense he truly did live a beautiful life. Beauty and death however are words seldom joined together at all. Yet there is so much beauty at the end of lifes great journey. The pain was lifted. He was free and strong again. He slipped through in his sleep, going to join his son and his sweet Mary once again, and a beautiful occasion it was. He leaves us with the memories, all the wisdom, lots of stories, and there is no greater parting gift. So as we celebrate the life of a great man, hold in your heart that the passing was just as beautiful as the life before it. Fly high Grandpa and cast your line with Uncle Wally for me up there. Written By Grandson: Dalton Moore

Funeral Service: Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Rock Chapel FWB Church in Norwood, Missouri
Burial: Rock Chapel Cemetery

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Shirley Moore, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Rock Chapel Cemetery


Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Photo Gallery

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree