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Sterling O. MooreSeptember 14, 1931 ~ November 23, 2017 (age 86)
Sterling O. Moore, 86 years young, left us on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon, Illinois surrounded by his family. Born September 14, 1931 in Corning, Arkansas, son of Wilson and Millie Moore. Sterling married Norma Soderberg on July 3, 1950 and had two beautiful daughters, Kathy (Lester) Combs and Brenda (Greg) Byers.
A gifted and intelligent machinist, he loved working with his hands and, as a lover of birds, especially redbirds, he took to woodworking making beautiful birdhouses in retirement.
He loved spending time with the boys, shooting the breeze and shooting pool. But even more, he loved, and took great pride in his family, bragging about them whenever he had a chance. An avid lifelong camper and gardener, he taught us all to love travel and to appreciate the little things in life. Sterling was a model of determination, having survived much physical and emotional hardship over the years, and he was always the strongest man we ever knew; if not physically, mentally. To know Sterling was to love him and we will all miss him dearly.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Norma Moore; son-in-law, Greg Byers; grandchildren, Dave (Mary) Hocking, Brian Combs, Chris (Michelle) Anderson and Carey (Jeff) Bown; great-grandchildren, Austin, Aidan and Ava Hocking, Alyson and Austin Anderson and Brooke Bown. Predeceased by his parents, brothers, sisters, and his daughters, both of whom were taken too soon and we're sure he is giving them some long overdue sugar.
Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in Honquest Family Funeral Homes with Crematory, Mulford Chapel, 4311 N. Mulford Rd., Loves Park, IL 61111 with visitation from 12:30 p.m. until time of service. Burial in Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery.