John W Moore, lll, of Riverton Wyoming passed away on January 28, 2020, at the University Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. John was born in Stoneham, Massachusetts to John and Mary Eleanor Moore on October 10, 1951.
John was previously married to Lydia Schooner on December 23, 1977, and together they raised their three children, Nik, Michael, and Erin Mary Eleanor. In April of 2003, he married Tina Smith in Phoenix Arizona. For nearly 30 years, John drove for various trucking companies. It allowed him to travel all over the country and see the beautiful countryside and wildlife. John had an extreme passion for music.
One of the funniest experiences in his career was when he slowed down as he stared at a “not so small” tree going across the road in front of him. Turned out it was only a small beaver dragging very large debris across the road for the creation of its dam.
John was a simple man. He loved to read, laugh, listen to music and spend quality time with his family. His Boston accent brought many laughs to all of us especially in his Bostonian pronunciations of many of our beautiful Wyoming locations.
John was a devoted New England Patriots, Boston Celtics, Boston Bruins, and Boston Red Sox fan. He would spend game days texting his sons about the games and watching them on Sundays with his daughter, Erin. A source of great pride for him was that both his sons serve in the United States military, where they still serve today.
John is survived by his children Nik Moore, (Melanie), Michael Moore, (Carol), and Erin Mary Eleanor Moore, his three grandchildren, Raven Ablard, Kaitlyn Moore and Connor Moore. Also, surviving are his wife, Tina Smith Moore and his five stepchildren; Lynn Menchaca, Tracy Bates, (Kelly), Robynn Smith, Heath Smith, (Kim), And Larry Smith Junior, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews from New Hampshire to Florida.
John was preceded in death by his first wife Lydia Moore; parents, John W. Moore, Junior, and Mary Eleanor Moore; sister Kathleen Middleton and Uncle George Gumbleton, as well as other family members.
Services for John W. Moore, lll will be held at the Davis Funeral Home on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at 2:00 P.M. Followed by a simple gathering at the Riverton Elks Lodge.
John and Tina rescued their little pup “Leo” when in fact, Leo “rescued them”, as John would say!!
In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s honor can be made to Paws for Life so little furry guys like “Leo” can have better lives.