Raymond  Moore, Jr.

Obituary of Raymond Franklin Moore, Jr.

Raymond Franklin Moore, Jr., 90, died September 29, 2018 at Covenant Place.


Born December 17, 1927 in Fishersville, VA, he was the son of Raymond Franklin Moore, Sr. and Louise Linhoss Moore.


He was twice married, first to the late Verna Caricofe Moore and then to Barbara White Moore.


He received a PhD in Entomology from Rutgers University. He spent the majority of his career in the Agricultural Research Service of the US Department of Agriculture. He was the former director of the European Parasite Laboratory outside of Paris, France. He was a US Army veteran.  He was a member of the Florence Golden Kiwanis Club and a Boy Scout troop leader in Florence.  He was a avid geometric artist.


He is survived by three sons, R. Scott Moore of Knoxville, TN; S. Kent Moore (Kim) of Roswell, GA; Kurt E. Moore (Miriam) of Sumter; two sisters, Helen M. Wetsel of Harrisonburg, VA; Peggy M. Marks of Hermitage, VA; five grandchildren, Meredith Moore, Suzanne Moore, Gulie Moore, Corbett Moore and Kurt Moore, Jr.  


He was predeceased by a daughter, Kathryn Leigh Moore; a sister, Marianne Van Buren. 


Services will be private in Virginia.


The family would like to thank the staff at Covenant Place for the loving and special care given to him.


Memorials may be made to the Kathryn Leigh Moore Scholarship Fund, Bridgewater College, 402 E. College Street, Bridgewater, VA 22812.


Online condolences may be sent to www.sumterfunerals.com


Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.