|LaVance W. Moore|
|October 19, 1926 - July 25, 2012|
|Rock Island, Illinois|
|Visitation: 11:00-12:00pm Tuesday July 31, 2012 at Second Baptist Church, Rock Island|
|Funeral Service: 12:00pm Tuesday July 31, 2012 at Second Baptist Church, Rock Island|
|Interment: , at National Cemetery, Rock Island |
|LaVance W. Moore, 85, of Rock Island, died Wednesday July 25th, 2012 at Trinity, Rock Island. |
Funeral services will be held at 2nd Baptist Church in Rock Island on Tuesday, July 31st at noon with visitation service at 11:00 am.
Burial will be in the National Cemetery, Rock Island, with military honors by American Legions 569/200 and VFW 1303. Memorials may be made to the family.
Mr. Moore was born on October 19, 1926 in Davenport, Iowa, the son of Robert Moore and Thelma Bynum Moore. He attended schools in Rock Island and Davenport, graduating from Davenport High School where he was a stand-out athlete, excelling in track, football and baseball. He also enjoyed bowling. He married Barbara Holland on December 29, 1952 in Rock Island. Mr. Moore was a WWII United States Navy Veteran.
LaVance worked many years for American Container Corporation, the Caterpillar Company , and was employed for over 20 years with United States Postal Service, Rock Island, retiring in 1989.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rock Island, Knights of Columbus Allouez Council 658 and had been one of the original members of Rock Island Elks Esquire Lodge 1648.
A family and community patriarch, Mr. Moore was a committed and dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many. His generosity and smile will not be forgotten.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 60 years, Barbara; children, Michael Moore, Peoria, Rodney (Nancy) Moore, Harvey, LA, Shellie Moore Guy, Rock Island, Beth Anne (Jeff) Lam, Rock Island, Marc Moore, Rock Island; grandchildren, Robert, Bethany, John, George, DeShawn, Machelle, Lachelle, Jeffery, Stephen and Cherie; 20 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandson and a sister, Elizabeth Quick, Rock Island and many nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Robert and Gail; sister, Pearline.
To the Moore Family Psalm 121:1-8
Love & Hugs,& Blessings,
-- ABJ JONES
TO THE FAMILY OF LAVANCE MOORE:
“MAY THE PEACE OF GOD, WHICH PASSETH ALL UNDERSTANDING KEEP YOUR HEARTS AND MINDS THROUGH CHRIST JESUS.”
We the Trinity Community Baptist Church Family under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Larry D. Dixon, Sr., extend our heartfelt sympathy to your family. There are no words that will ease your pain just now. I can only offer you some comfort with these words from the Gospel of John, chapter 5:24:
Very truly, I tell you, anyone who hears My word and believes Him who sent me has eternal life, and does not come under judgment, but has passed from death to life.
While it is sometimes hard to understand why we must face times of sorrow God has given his children the promise that he will never leave us or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5). At this moment, LaVance enjoys an understanding of God that you and I cannot even imagine. Please take comfort in knowing that.
The love you have for LaVance is obvious and he will be missed. Let it be known that as you weep, you do not weep alone. For “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” Therefore I say to you, “Wait on the Lord and be of good courage and he will strengthen thine heart. Wait I say on the Lord.”
We love you and are praying with and for you.
Rev. Dr. Larry D. Dixon, Sr.
Trinity Community Baptist Church
4321 5th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265
PHONE (309) 797-8793
FAX (309) 797-3477
-- Trinity CB Church
Sorry to hear about your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Rodney.
-- Lee & Brenda Ferraro
Shellie and Beth...and the kids...sometimes you just can't find the words to express how you truly feel, and this is one of those times for me. I just put all my trust in God that He will bring you all through this time of grieving. I especially will continue to pray for your mother, who I know will truly miss her husband, friend, companion of 60+ years. Remember that God has a plan for us all and that He makes no mistakes. I have nothing but love for you all. Please keep my family in your prayers as well. If we can do anything for you, don't hesitate to let us know. Love, Cynthia and Ashley Dean
-- Cynthia Dean
To the Moore family, You have our prayers during this difficult time. We know how much love a family can have for their father. Just know that God loves him even more. He has given you a great legacy and a wonderful example to follow. Look to your heavenly father now he has a plan for hour life.
-- Pastor Larry Westbrook and Family
I started my postal career in 1966 and worked with gail and Lavance when I was pregnant he would never let me lift any heavy bags he always had a smile he was a friend to all Rest in Peace my friend.
-- Jokie Bretl
Shellie, you and your family are in my prayers.
-- Shirleen Martin