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Robert Wallace "Bob" Moore

October 6, 1928 — February 1, 2016


Bob Moore, age 87 of DeFuniak Springs passed away Monday, February 1, 2016 in Sacred Heart of the Emerald Coast Hospital. He was born October 6, 1928 in Safety Harbor, Florida, the son of Michael Harrison Moore and Flossie Pipkin Moore. Bob attended Walton County Schools, graduating with the Class of 1947. After graduation he moved to New York City where his brother-in-law got him a job with National Cash Register Company. After being with the company for seven years, Uncle Sam called and Bob served his country with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. After his tour of duty was complete, he returned and worked again for NCR but later accepted a job with Anderson Surgical Supply. While with the company he called on hospitals in South Florida where he met a girl who worked for the hospital with the Blood Bank. On April 18, 1959, that girl, Marcia Needles became his bride, a marriage that would span almost fifty-seven years. Bob then transferred to American Hospital Supply, a position he would hold until retirement. After retirement, Bob and Marcia decided they would come back “home” where they already owned some acreage and build their dream home. Bob, having knowledge of the construction business had already built a barn on the property and he and Marcia lived in the barn while they built their home. The old school off the circle was being torn down and Bob and Marcia bought the bricks, the water fountains, and then bought lumber from structures near Paxton. Using these historic building materials they created a truly unique home/residence steeped in Walton County history. Any who knew Bob, no doubt will remember a joke or two he might have shared. His take on life was as unique as he was; always upbeat, always finding something humorous in any situation and always ready with wit and humor. He loved DeFuniak Springs and Walton County, was an avid fan of the Florida Gators, loved watching sports and Johnny Carson, never completely accepting Jay Leno but tolerating him enough to watch the show anyway. Most recently he and Marcia served as Grand Marshals of the DeFuniak Springs Women’s Club Christmas Parade this past December. He is predeceased by his brothers, Harry and Dan and his sister Claire.

Among survivors are his wife, Marcia Moore, his son Michael Moore; his sister-in-law Mary and his nephews Buddy and Rick.

Bob’s wish was that his passing not be a big affair. He wanted his life, not his death to be remembered. His passing is thus noted. Smile as you think of him, remember his humor and his friendship…..and if you recall one of his jokes……pass it along.


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