Mooreville- Rodney Mitchell Moore, 61, was born a twin to parents Oscar Frank and Eula Mitchell Moore in Mobile, Alabama on September 13, 1956. He passed from death to eternal life on September 20, 2017 after a short illness. We celebrate him and his life.
At the age of 13, he moved with his family to Tupelo. He graduated from Tupelo High School in 1975. While at Tupelo High, he participated in the band and worked at the Bonanza Restaurant. After graduation, he moved to Jackson, Tennessee to train and manage a Pizza Inn. After some years, he moved back to Tupelo to earn his associate's degree in Electronics Technology at ICC while working a full time job. His focus was to feed his analytic mind and his mechanical talent! He worked for Burroughs Incorporated in Columbus, MS, Montgomery, AL, New Orleans, LA, Fayetteville, NC and Charleston, South Carolina. The last 30 years, he worked as a Customer Service Engineer for Siemens Medical System.
Rodney had the biggest heart in giving and serving. He served on many committees, taught Sunday School and served as a Deacon at his church East Heights Baptist. He was saved while in Montgomery, AL at Rigby Street Baptist Church. His greatest hobby was tinkering and repairing about anything. When he accomplished mending a piece of junk, he was as happy as one who owned "The Hope Diamond"! His motto in life was: "When you work, work hard, and when you play, play hard!"
He married Jill Pearce on August 16, 1987 and they enjoyed 30 years together. He was
blessed with two beautiful, smart girls. He enjoyed grilling, motorcycle riding, traveling, eating,fishing, camping and so many things. He had many wonderful friends and family.
A service celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 1 PM at East Heights Baptist Church, with Rev. Dr. Tim Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Union Grove Cemetery near Mooreville. Visitation will be today (Sept. 22) from 5PM-8PM at Holland Funeral Directors Tupelo Chapel and noon-service on Saturday at East Heights Baptist Church in Tupelo, MS.
He is survived by: his wife, Jill Moore of Mooreville, daughters Lindsey Moore Jones (Luke)
and Katelin Moore Worthington (Reese) both of Oxford, twin sister Vickie Moore of Mooreville, and sister Lisa Moore Craddock (Douglas), nephew Will Craddock all of Hopkinsville, KY; Mother-in-law, Linda Pearce, brother-in-law, Curt Pearce, and Grandmother-in-law, Eunice Pearce all of Smithville, Father-in-law, Danny Pearce and his wife Marsh of Cherokee, AL.
Pallbearers will be Billy Hill, Dave Monaghan, Charlie Aldridge, Scott Tompkins, Kurt Smith,
Jeff Johnson, Jonathan Thomas, Mike Mount, Mike Dozier and Tim Long.
Memorial contributions may be made to East Heights Baptist Church Building Fund, 205 Lake St. Tupelo, MS 38801.Condolences may be sent to hollandfuneraldirectors.com.
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To wife Jill, daughter Katelin, daughter Lindsey, sisters and extended families, Paul & Leta give deepest regrets for your loss today and future life without Rodneys' physical presence; but knowing you have what Rodney gave each of you to help you continue to grow and keep his gentle positive outlook I knew him to have since meeting him as Jill's new, young husband... God be with you if you keep calling on God...love always, Leta
Submitted by Leta & Paul Cecerre on Sep 26 2017 08:28:48 AM
I'm so saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Rodney. I never had the pleasure of meeting him, but I know he must have been an incredible man to have raised a sweet soul like Kaitlin Worthington. He will be remembered through his children and all the lives they touch. Praying for you all.
Submitted by Victoria Scott on Sep 23 2017 12:55:30 PM
Rodney, knowing you were alive and loving life with Jill, Lindsey & Katelin made the world a happier place. Your loss is so great and praying for your family during this time. It was too soon to be taken from them, hope they can dwell on the many happy memories you had together, I know that is what you would have wanted. Wish I could be there in person to celebrate your life, but I will never forget your kindness, fun spirt, and how you loved your family. Rest in Peace sweet friend.
Submitted by Elizabeth Hood Messer on Sep 22 2017 11:31:29 AM
Rodney loved his family dearly
He was a man of character and a quality individual. He was very successful in his work mainly because of his fun loving spirit but mostly because of highly intellectual thought process
Rodney came to my aid and assisted me a number of times at work. The last time was in Columbus and he stayed past 2:00 am. That's known as an unconditional friend He had wealth in the way of a wife and children who loved and supported him to the end of his journey. God bless and protect Jill and the girls.
Submitted by KEN McCOY on Sep 21 2017 01:15:11 AM
I barely know where to begin to express how much I will miss my friend, Rodney. He and I became instant and fast friends from the moment we met. We shared many tribulations but many more laughs and good times during our employment with Siemens. The memories come flooding and will never be forgotten as long as I exist on this Earth. I hate that I will miss the celebration of Rodney's life but a family tragedy of our own requires my attention in another part of the country. I'm sure I am only one of multitudes who can attest to what a better place existed wherever Rodney went. I send my and Andrea's deepest sympathy to Jill and all of Rodney's family.
Submitted by Woode Hawkins on Sep 20 2017 09:20:45 PM
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