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Larry D. Moore

August 28, 1943 ~ September 26, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Larry Moore Obituary

Larry Dean Moore was born on August 28, 1943, in Macomb, Illinois, and was welcomed into our Savior's arms at the age of 80 years  on September 26, 2023, in Peoria, Illinois. He lived a life full of joy with a deep love for his family, friends, and church.
Larry was known for his comedic nature and unwavering dedication to his family, leaving a legacy of love and togetherness that will forever be cherished. His sense of fun was infectious, and he had a remarkable ability to turn ordinary moments into extraordinary ones. Larry was full of life, the instigator of pranks, and the master of quick-witted one-liners. A die-hard Cubs fan, Larry loved cheering on his team and was elated when they won the 2016 World Series. Larry's enthusiasm about car shows, antique tractors, and his love for collecting coins, antique bank equipment, hats, and t-shirts is epitomized in his vast toy collection of tractors and cars.  His pride and joy was the restoration of a 1962 Minneapolis Moline tractor.
Larry also had a passion for gardening and always had a large garden that he loved to share with family and friends. His true passion was for his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and his beloved wife, Saralee Moore, whom he married on July 4, 1962. They were blessed to celebrate 61 years of marriage with their family and friends. Larry and Saralee consistently sacrificed their time, talents, and finances for their family. They enjoyed attending the events that their children and grandchildren were involved in, especially sporting, theater, and music events. Larry was always on call as grandpa to offer both spiritual and life advice and was often the AAA mechanic expert for his children and grandchildren.
Larry could be found spending time camping, boating, and riding wave runners with his family and friends for over 30 years at Kentucky Lake, and Lake of the Ozarks. 
Larry graduated from Macomb High School in 1961 and attended Western Illinois University. Larry was a  produce manager for Kroger Foods before he began a career in a specialized area of the banking industry focused on the operational infrastructure of vaults, drop boxes, and drive-up facilities. Larry began his own company, Larry D. Moore and Associates.  He could often be found traversing almost the entire state of Illinois, with his equipment and tools in tow.  An accomplished businessman, Larry's priorities always focused on faith, family, and fun. Larry was a long-time elder at First Christian Church in Monmouth, Illinois where he started the men's ministry in the early 1990s. For over 40 years Larry was a member of the Gideons and was instrumental in connecting the men's ministry to the Promise Keepers movement, Men at the Cross, and Iron Sharpens Iron. He was also a board member of LaMoine Christian Camp.  He continued to serve his entire life as a small group leader, youth sponsor, and supporter of college and music ministry. He was involved in church leadership for over 50 years. 
Larry is survived by his wife, Saralee Moore of Blandinsville, Illinois; children Patrick Thomson (Tracey) Moore of Galesburg, Illinois; Michelle Denise (Tim) Tribley of Peoria, Illinois; and Margaret Terrine (Lance) Thurman of Springfield, Illinois. They also leave behind precious grandchildren Ashley, Cody, Ryan, Cora, and Taegyn Moore; Taylor, Tyler, and Mason Tribley; and Chase, Abbigail, Kale, and Knox Thurman; and great-grandchildren, Aidan, Ecko, James Jr., and Salem. Also survived are his brothers, Allen (Debbie) Moore of Centerville, Ohio, and Neal (Marilyn) Moore of Blandinsville, Illinois; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.
Larry is preceded in death by his parents, Margaret and Lloyd Moore, his son, Tommy Moore, and his brothers, Frank, Herbert, and Michael Moore.
Join us in celebrating the incredible life of Larry Dean Moore on Saturday, September 30, 2023, at 10 a.m. for visitation and 11:30 funeral service, at First Christian Church Monmouth, 514 N Sunny Ln, Monmouth, IL 61462 with Pastor Jim Epperson officiating. 
Donations may be made to LaMoine Christian Camp. 
Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements. 

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