Michael Dudley Moore

March 31, 1945 ~ October 11, 2016

Born in: Johnson City, TN
Resided in: Mountain Home, TN

Michael Dudley Moore, 71, of Johnson City, died Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. Mike was a native of Johnson City. He was a son of the late Clyde and Hazel Jenkins Moore. Mike was a 1963 graduate of Science Hill High School. He was a natural athlete and excelled in sports. He played baseball during his junior and senior years, helping Science Hill win the state championship both years. He also played football as a running back. He attended ETSU and was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Mike proudly served in the US Air Force. During his service, he represented Travis Air Force Base on the fastpitch softball team. He was also elected to play on the Air Force All SAC team. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his aunts, Blanche Moore Smith and Ruth Moore Vines, and uncle, Stanley Smith. Survivors include: his beloved dog, Dudley Jr.; sister, Nancy Garvey and her husband Greg of Nashville; Brother, Pete Moore and his wife Robin of Oviedo, FL; nephew, Chad Moore, his wife Candace, and their daughter Eva of Columbia, SC; nephew, Sean Moore and his wife Stephanie of Winter Park, FL; step nieces, Ashley Nowak of San Diego, CA and Gia Lister of Raleigh, NC; cousins, Tony Smith, Judy Smith Barnett, Betty Ferguson, and Tommy Decker; and many dear friends and neighbors. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the nurses, doctors, and chaplains at the VA Medical Center ICU for their exceptional care. A committal service is scheduled for 2:30 pm Friday, October 21, 2016 at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Please meet at the cemetery for the service. The family will receive friends from 10:00 am to 11:30 am Saturday, October 22, 2016 in the Morris-Baker Dogwood Chapel. A Celebration of Life service will follow at 11:30 am Saturday under the direction of Pastor Chad Moore. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to Great Circle (formerly Boys & Girls Town of Missouri), 330 North Gore, St. Louis, MO 63119.

Memories Timeline


  1. Anonymous says:

    The years we hung out together people thought we were brothers. In many ways we were, we had the same outlook on life…we were buddies. I miss you! Mouse I’ll never forget "At The Hop"…what a dance we had! Pam

  2. Anonymous says:

    A great person and friend. Truly missing Mike already. Cathy and I considered him as part of the family.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I am Stanley Smith’s granddaughter. I grew up calling Mike "Uncle Mike" he was always so much fun! I will miss him dearly! Love & prayers to the Moore family.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Mike was a good person with a big heart. I feel lucky he was in my life and able to call him my friend. I miss him already.

  5. Anonymous says:

    This is so sad to me, and I am so sorry I cannot be there for the service. Mike was so special to my family…like family. He had the sweetest spirit. Please accept my prayers and thoughts at this difficult time. Love to Petie! Robin

  6. Anonymous says:

    My special friend and teammate. May God be with you! I will miss you. "JP"

  7. Anonymous says:

    Oh, my, the Times we had. Mike, Pete, Clyde and Hazel, Jin and Hope Lewis, Mama and Daddy (Lucile and Bill Bryson), Linda, Jessie, and me, Aunt Ruth and Uncle Bob, Aunt Blanch and Uncle Stan, Nancy Smith. I miss those times. My deepest sympathy to the family and friends.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Nancy and Pete, Mike was a classmate and long-time friend. What a terrific fellow. I was glad to call him a friend through the many years. I was so sorry to hear about his passing. He will be greatly missed. I will be unable to attend the services this weekend as I will be out of town. But, I wanted you to know you will be in my thoughts and prayers. RIP Mike. Sincerely, Tom

  9. Anonymous says:

    Mike was one of the kindest, sweetest and fun guys I ever have known. How sad.. Our night sky will be brighter now with his bright star. RIP

  10. Anonymous says:

    Only knew Mike for a short time, but in that short time, I called him a true friend. Deb knew him longer and also considered him a good friend. A Gentleman!!!

  11. Anonymous says:

    RIP ole friend! One of the good guys and will be missed.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Oh the memories of Mike Moore. Because of them, he will live on in all of us. Mike was a very close family friend and even tho we didnt keep in touch in the later years we would run into him at Lowes from time to time. He was our friend and we loved him for the goofy, funny, kind of guy he was. He worked for years with Richard but was mostly a friend. I could go on and on about all the fun we had together (some we cannot say here LOL) but they have stayed with us all these years. A guy who knew a stranger. I remember one year we took him up to Ct. with us to visit my family. Him and Richard were going to do some work up there. I cannot believe my ears when I heard someone say, "Is that Mike Moore"???? We all turned around to see Mike talking with an old friend of his. Unbelievable. He will be missed by so many. May he now R.I.P.

  13. Anonymous says:

    To those who knew Mike, all will remember his fight for life during his hard times and his upbeat personality despite his problem. I played football with him and he always was there giving it 100% effort and his baseball ability while at SHHS was the same as in football and in life. I will miss Mike and will remember him as my friend. Tommy Thomas

  14. Anonymous says:

    We tend to remember important events in our lives, they just seem to be imprinted on our brains we remember where we were and what we were doing. I was 12 maybe 13 years old sitting up in bed in a hospital room at the old Memorial Hospital in Johnson City i was to have my tonsils removed the following morning. I was in a semi-private room (there were very few private room back then) and the nurse came in and made the other bed up and informed me and my parents that i would be getting a room mate very soon. It was just a few minutes in walked this big red headed kid and his parents. Mike introduced himself as did I, and come to find out our dads worked for the same company. Before to long our parents left for home, and the party was on we got along as brothers instantly. We stayed up until the early morning hours playing basketball with a wadded up piece of paper and waste basket for the goal and as soon as we heard the nurses coming down the hall we would jump in bed as if we were asleep. I’m sure we disrupted our neighbors who were possible very ill. Well we both recovered from our tonsillectomies and as this was at the beginning of the school year (7th grade) we remained best friends at Junior High on North Roan St and well beyond. Most of our friendships just seem to evolve out of acquaintances but ours seemed to spring forth from the moment we met and held strong for 60 years Mike you will be missed

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