William K. "Bill" Moore II
The story of Bill Moore began in Yokohama, Japan. Born 9lbs and 9oz on November 1, 1948 to Richard & Geraldine Moore, Bill was immediately surrounded by his ever-loving and caring big sister, Barbara, and wonderful best friend and big brother, Richard. After the young life of a traveling military brat, Bill ended up as a freshman at Fishburne Military School in Virginia. At Fishburne, he was taught the value of teamwork and discipline. He also played in a rock band and developed beautiful friendships that have lasted a lifetime.
After graduation, Bill was off to Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois, where he studied history and as a junior found the love of his life Cyndy Frazier. In 1971, on August 28th, within days of starting Officer Candidate School, the two lovebirds were finally married. Compliments of the U.S. Army, Bill and Cyndy set off on their adventure with stints in Georgia, Arizona, Germany, Italy, Virginia, Kansas, Washington, Germany, and then fittingly back to Arizona again to settle down. Along their journey, they brought three loving boys into this world Nathan, Andrew, William. In true Moore tradition, their sons married the loves of their lives, Ryan Mary, Rachel, and Krista and brought 13 amazing grandchildren into this world Noah, Grace, Elijah, Hudson, Gideon, Reed, Sarai, Haddie, Danielle, Grierson, Henry, Liam, and David. Bill always found the silver lining in life, he was a talented guitarist and musician, a gifted athlete, a patient soccer coach, a decorated soldier earning the Legion of Merit medal. He was a deep thinker, had a passion for history, and was a longtime member and elder of Grace Presbyterian Church. He was a leader in almost every facet of his life, a traveler, and had a witty dry sense of humor. Bill was an inspiring and forgiving father, a father figure to so many in need, a devoted husband, and most importantly a child of God. His faith in Jesus never wavered despite the struggles and complications that life threw at him. Bill was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2003 and through complications from the disease passed away peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his family, on Tuesday March 19, 2019. Throughout it all, he never stopped smiling.
For those of us that had the privilege of knowing this great man you can understand the difficulty in trying to put words to describe what he meant to the people around him. For most, Bill could be described as wise, strong, and incredibly humble. If only we all could possess those qualities.
Bill, you will be deeply missed but your legacy will continue on through your loving wife, your children, your grandchildren, and by all the people that your wonderful life touched.
Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service for Bill on Friday March 29, 2019 at 9 AM, at Grace Presbyterian Church, 4905 E Camino Segundo Sierra Vista, AZ 85650. A full Military Honor ceremony will be held at a later time at the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery for immediate family members only. Questions regarding the services can be directed to Hatfield Funeral Home.
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