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Memorial Service

Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
Saturday September 14th, 2019

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Leonard Earl Moore

Leonard Earl Moore, 69, of Ruffin passed away on Monday, September 9, 2019 due to complications from a farming accident. A celebration of his life will be held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Wilkerson Funeral Home with Pastor Olaf van de Klashorst officiating. Immediately following, the service will continue at the barn, 630 Mayfield Road, Ruffin with military honors performed by the Rockingham County Honor Guard. Leonard was born in Rockingham County to the late Joseph Thomas Moore and Ruby Dickerson Moore. He was a graduate of Bethany High School and then served his country faithfully in the US Army during the Vietnam conflict. Upon his return he married his lifelong sweetheart and friend, Carole Bradsher Moore. He was a dedicated family man, loved coon hunting, fishing, and farming. He was a man of multiple talents, including being a carpenter and farrier. He and his wife built and operated Chestnut Hill Stables for the past 47 years. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Carole Bradsher Moore; children, Russell Leonard Moore and Shelby Jeannette Moore; grandchildren, Francis Joseph Moore, Katherine Jeannette French, Lauren Ann Bivins, and Autumn Joy Moore; and most especially his great grandchildren, Ally Claire Joyce, Jackson Joseph Moore, and Harper Shaye Biggs; brothers, Roger Lee Moore, David Thomas Moore, and Allen Jay Moore; sisters, Betty Moore Trent and Virginia Ann Moore Howerton. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Daniel Preston Moore and sister, Susie Ray Moore; and special coon dogs, past and present. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ripcord Association, c/o Lee Widjeskog, 493 Stillman Ave, Bridgeton, NJ 08302, which is a Vietnam veteran’s support group for those who served in the Battle of Firebase Ripcord.

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Carole and Family, We are so sad for your family's great loss. May you have strength sufficient to survive these heartbreaking days and months ahead. "Death is a Heartache, No one can Heal. Love is a Memory, No one can Steal." Please know we are remembering all of you with our Love, Prayers, and deepest Sympathy. Wayne and Olivia Ashworth

Wayne and Olivia Ashworth Sep 16 2019 3:50 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Leonard Moore

Ellis OBryant Sep 13 2019 8:15 PM

Carole,Shelby and Russell I am so sorry to hear about Leonard. He was really a great man to be around. Laughing, telling his jokes and those suspenders. Leonard will be greatly missed by all. I feel blessed to have known him and the entire Moore Family. Tammy Mahaffey-Williams, Tangie and Lauren

Tammy Mahaffey-Williams Sep 13 2019 11:18 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Leonard Moore

Rick and Janice Wheeler and Family Sep 13 2019 11:13 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Leonard Moore

Darlene Jackson Sep 13 2019 9:29 AM

To Leonard's Family, I served in the same aviation unit as Leonard in Vietnam. I was a crewmember also, flew in the same area. We sat in the open doorways of a helicopter and peered down upon the earth below. The earth offered the most beautiful sight, as we watched over our comrades below. I'm sure Leonard is again looking down from above and watching over is loved ones. Dave Hause, Halifax, PA

Dave Hause Sep 13 2019 7:02 AM

Shelby, I am so sorry to hear about your daddy. I met him when I started bringing my grandchild to trail ride with you and it was obvious he was a fine man. I will keep you and your family in my prayers and pray that you all feel His peace and comfort. Love, Wanda Galloway and Yazmin

Wanda Galloway Sep 12 2019 8:36 PM

Sorry about your loss Leonard will be missed one of the best coon hunters around learned a lot about what a good coon dog was.

Richie Sep 12 2019 6:33 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Leonard Moore

Jack French Sep 12 2019 2:07 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Leonard Moore

Ruth Anne Grogan Sep 12 2019 11:45 AM

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