March 9, 1929 ~ June 25, 2020

Born in: Atlanta, GA
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Roscoe Burruss “R.B.” Moore, 91, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 25, 2020.

Born in Atlanta, GA, on March 9, 1929, R.B. moved with his family to Asheville at the age of three. He graduated from Lee H. Edwards High School in 1948. He was then employed by the A&P Tea Co. store in Asheville from 1948-50 and 1951-53. He proudly served his country in Naval Reserves for three years, then later joined the U.S. Air Force from September, 1950 until August, 1951. R.B. joined the Asheville Police Department in July, 1953, working there until December, 1954. He then worked for Southern Bell/AT&T, from which he retired in 1985 following 31 years of service. He was an active member of Abernethy United Methodist Church.

R.B. was preceded in death by his sister, Dolores Moore Rice, parents, Lemuel F. Moore, Sr., and Delilah Hamric Moore, and brother, Lemuel F. Moore, Jr.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Patricia Himes Moore; his children, Derrell Moore and wife Michelle, of Atlanta; daughter, Kimberly Moore Medlin and husband David, of Fletcher, NC; grandsons, Cooper and Colton Moore; and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

R.B. was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will always be remembered for his love, loyalty and the respect he always showed others.

Private interment with military honors will be at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.

Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.

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  1. Kim and family, I’m so sorry of the passing of your loved one. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at the time. I love you sis!

    Sonia Pressley

  2. Dear Pat and family,
    Bill and I were so sorry to receive the news about RB. We loved our time getting to know you all at Arden Presbyterian. Our hearts go out to you all during these days.
    RB was just a kind gentle man and I know how much he will be missed.
    Hold on to your precious memories and let them bring you much comfort.

    Much love, Bill and Mary Dot

  3. Dear Kim and family. So sorry to read about your dad. I am praying for you and your family. Your dad was such a gentleman. I always enjoyed going by his house with Phyllis and sitting on the porch with him and your mom. Take care and hugs to all of you. Just me! Phyllis Jamison

  4. Dear family,
    RB was such a great person, super business mind and he helped me so much when I started my roof cleaning business. I feel so bad that I had not called him lately. I have been very busy due to losing my mom a few months back and becoming full-time care giver for my dad. I will miss him so very much and I know he is in heaven celebrating with Jesus.

  5. Kim,
    Your father was the best neighbor and a wonderful man. We miss living across the street from your parents. We are so sad to hear of his passing.

  6. Pat, Derrell, Kimberly and family; We were your next door neighbors for 25 years and you were the best neighbors ever. Our children loved R.B. as did we. And it was great to watch Derrell and Kimberly grow up and move on with their own lives and loved ones. I don’t know if Ballantree will ever be the same without R.B. working in his yard, the most beautiful in the neighborhood, of course. I enjoyed talking with him across the grassy strip between our houses, the one he volunteered to mow and trim for us when he saw how limited my gardening skills really were. And who could forget his garden, or the bridge across the creek? R.B. was unique and we mourn his loss. A good man, a good husband and father. Heaven is richer now and we are assured we will see him again, and laugh at the good times we had on Braddock Way.


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