Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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November 15, 2013

Franklin Roosevelt Moore Sr.

BLUEFIELD — Franklin Roosevelt Moore Sr., age 76, of Bluefield, WV, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at home after a long illness. He was born January 23, 1937 in Ashland, WV to the late James Sr., and Evangelist Edmonia (Vaden) Moore.

He was baptized in Jesus name and filled with the Holy Ghost at a young age. He graduated in 1954 from Elkhorn Negroid High School, Elkhorn, WV. He was an ordained Elder of the WV and E. TN council, where he served as Young Peoples President for many years. He was also a long time member of Midway Shiloh Temple, Keystone, WV, where he served as youth president, and also church secretary until 2009.

From an early age he began singing in numerous gospel quartets until his health began to fail. He was a retired coal miner and member of the U.M.W.A. Local 6196. He was also retired from the USAF where he served in the Vietnam War. He was the oldest member and Elder at Jesus is the Answer Ministries in Princeton, WV where the Senior Pastor is Dr. Robyn S. Turner, and the Pastor is Sharon Y. Harris. Big time sports fanatic and all time fan of WVU Mountaineers, and the Dallas Cowboys. He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, cousin, and friend. He was known to so many young people at church as Paw-Paw, blood or not if he considered you family then that's what you were.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 53 years, Sylvia Loretta Moore; three brothers, James Sr., Joe, and Henry; three grandkids, one great-granddaughter, Brionna, 2 great-great-grandsons, Micah, and Josiah.

He leaves to cherish and celebrate his life to six children: Senoria (Stephon) Mosley, Joyce Martin, Pastor Sharon (Samuel) Harris, Franklin Moore, Jr., and Cindy Moore all of Bluefield, and Kiesha (Keith) Powell of Winston-Salem, NC; brother, Johnny (Peggy) Moore of Hampton, VA; 13 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family.

A homegoing celebration will be conducted Saturday, November 16, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at Greater Mt. Zion Pentecostal Church, Bluefield, WV with Suff. Bishop Lester L. Turner, Sr. officiating. Burial will follow at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Route 20, Bluewell, WV. Viewing will be 12 noon until the hour of service. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Arrangements entrusted to A.P. McConnell Funeral Home of Bluefield.

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