Marvin B. “Marv” Moore, 95, passed away at Tabitha Hospice, Lincoln, Nebraska, Thursday, March 5, 2009.
Marvin was born in rural Texas County, Missouri, on October 21, 1913 to John Fulton and Matilda Burch Moore, and attended school at White Rock. In the late 1930s Marvin helped drive a family from Houston to California, where he stayed and made his home. He worked as a laborer at the movie studios before serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II. After he was discharged, he returned to California where he resumed work at the studios. Marvin became an electrician for Columbia Pictures Ranch and retired in 1976.
He was married October 13, 1946 to Lena Rosselli, who passed away in 1999. He and Lena loved to square dance, and particularly to the calling of their son, John.
Whether in California or Missouri, you could find Marvin with a fly rod or pole on the bank of a lake or river, and in the fall, hunting turkey and pheasant. He enjoyed many of these trips with his sons and nephews, the last one being a trout fishing trip to Wyoming with his sons in 2005.
On August 14, 2001, Marvin accepted Christ as his Savior and was baptized at Douglas Ford on the Little Piney behind his childhood home by Rev. Joe Combs with Ada Combs singing on the bank. He attended Oak Hill Church.
Since June of 2005, Marvin made his home between his sons in Nebraska, until a fall last October necessitated additional care.
Marvin is survived by sons and their spouses: John and Shirley Moore of Hickman, Nebraska, and Clint and Nancy Moore of Lincoln, Nebraska; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Irene Moore of Cabool, Missouri, and Ursie Moore of Houston, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lena; five brothers, James, Hurley, Ed, Boone and Leslie; a sister, Avalene Smith Johnston; and a great-granddaughter, Nevaeh Moore.
Services were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 9, 2009, at Oak Hill Christian Church with Don Crockett officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home, Houston.