Paul Leon Moore, age 77, a resident of Fort Scott, passed away early Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, at Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott. He was born June 8, 1941, in Humboldt, the son of Paul Moore and Mary Leona Doyle Moore. Paul graduated from Humboldt High School with the Class of 1959. Paul had served for several years with the Kansas Army National Guard. He married Vivian Allen Sowder on April 2, 1977, in Emporia. Paul spent his life working in sales. He was last employed by Shepherd Team Auto Plaza where he worked until ill health forced his retirement. He loved his dogs and watching the Kansas City Chiefs and taking care of his yard as well as watching the wildlife around his home.
Survivors include his wife, Vivian, of the home; three sons, Scott Moore, of Iola, Jeff Moore, of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Eric Moore, of Guthrie, Okla., and a daughter, Joy Taylor, of Salt Lake City, Utah; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.; and great nieces and nephews. Also surviving are three sisters, Mary Wilbanks, of Paola, Evelyn Udeen, of Chanute, and Carol Blackwell, of Sarasota, Fla. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Leona Moore and a grandson.
The Rev. Jimmy Tucker and the Rev. Joan Koller will conduct funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Turkey Creek Cemetery north of Uniontown. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the CrossPower Agape Ministry and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.