Howard Clayton Moore, 90, Pleasant Hill, Missouri, was born September 3, 1920 in Pleasant Hill the son of Robert H. and Belva (Shoaff) Moore. He departed this life Saturday, July 2, 2011 at the Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center. Howard was united in marriage to Maxine Dillon and later in September of 1956 was united in marriage to Lucille Estelle Heard in Harrisonville, Missouri.
Howard was employed by Moore Construction Company, Pleasant Hill, Missouri where he built many homes and then went to work for Elliott Ottinger Construction, Kansas City, Missouri where he retired from in 1982. While he worked in construction for many years, Howard also enjoyed farming. He was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II and a 1938 graduate of the Pleasant Hill High School. Howard was a member of Jewel Lodge #480 A.F. & A.M in Pleasant Hill where he received his 50 year member pen in 2002 and over a 50 year member of the Carpenters Union. He served for 7 years on the Strasburg Water District and served several years on the Pleasant Hill Cemetery Board. Howard loved to hunt and fish and look forward to hosting his fish fry every year.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his 1st wife, Maxine Moore in 1953; his 2nd wife, Lucille Moore in August of 1997; an infant daughter, Patricia Ann Moore in 1946; a brother, Robert Moore and a sister, Dorothy Raffurty.
He is survived by two sons, Steven B. Moore and wife Linda, Memphis, Tennessee, Richard C. Moore, Pleasant Hill, Missouri; a daughter, Carole Olle and husband Kyle, Rogers, Arkansas; two grandchildren, Clayton Moore and wife Mimi and Matthew Moore and wife Karen; a great-grandson; a sister-in-law, Mina Moore, Pleasant Hill, Missouri; special friends, Charlie and Suzy Shimel, Pleasant Hill, Missouri; other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at the funeral home. Interment was held in the Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville.
Visitation was held on Tuesday July 5, 2011, at the funeral home.