Robert Algie Moore
DETROIT, Mich. — Mr. Robert Algie Moore 93, of Detroit, passed away on Friday, November 23, 2012.
Mr. Moore was born on June 10, 1919 in Mt. Airy, N.C., to the late Robert and Ethel Strickland Moore.
He was a former coal-miner in Stotesbury, W.Va., until he relocated his family to Detroit, where he was employed by General Motors until he retired.
Mr. Moore was married to the late Montrolia DeBerry Moore and to this union was born four children.
Other than his wife and parents, Mr. Moore was preceded in death by his step-father, Mr. Charlie R. Moore, one brother, Samuel Moore, three sisters, Helen Moore, Revella Tyus, and Vergie Manning.
Mr. Moore is survived by one son and three daughters, Mr. Larry (Rita) Moore of Detroit, Elaine Isaac, Queens, N.Y.; Charlotte Moore and Cheryl (Kenneth) Kinsley of Detroit. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, one aunt, Mrs. Beatrice Flippen of New York, NY; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends.
The eldest of fourteen siblings, he is also survived by three brothers, JayVon Moore (Delores), Detroit, Howard Moore, Long Beach, Calif., Charles Moore (Evelyn) Laurelton, N.Y.; six sisters, Virginia Ward, Esther (Louis) Motley, Delores Robinson, all of Beckley, Inez Rochester, Spring Hills, Fla., Louise Hall, New York, Maxine (Jimmy) Motley, Columbus, Ohio.
Mr. Moore was of the Baptist faith and praised God for his longevity. He was a man who loved his family, a man with such great work ethnics, one who provided well for his family, a man who had to be forced into retirement...he went until he could not go no more. He will be missed by all that love him.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at the James H. Coles Funeral Home N.W. Chapel, 16100 Schaefer Highway, Detroit, Michigan 48235.
Burial will follow in Detroit Memorial Park West, Detroit.
Online condolences can be e-mailed to info@ jameshcoles.com fax number 313-835-0512.
Submitted by the Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.