Richard Allen "Red" Moore, age 85, of Ashley, MI, passed away Friday, January 21, 2022, at Memorial Healthcare, Owosso, MI with his family by his side.
Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes Elsie, MI, on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Terry Bailey officiating. Burial will follow at Ford Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday, January 24, 2022, 2-8 P.M. with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.
Richard was born in Owosso, Michigan on June 5, 1936, the son of Chauncey and Gladys (Burtis) Moore. On July 25, 1964, Richard married Virginia Sylvia Holmes. They were blessed with nearly 57 years of marriage prior to her passing on April 7, 2021. Together they owned and operated Town and Country Auto Salvage for 50 years. They were members of Owosso United Missionary Church.
Richard liked to drive race cars. On race day, he would drive his race car to Owosso Speedway or Crystal Speedway and race. He enjoyed watching wrestling and playing cards. He collected coins. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and telling stories.
Richard is survived by five children: JoAnn (Greg) Parcher of Owosso, MI; Richard L. (Jennifer) Moore of Ashley, MI; Jennifer (Robert) Surdock, Jr. of Elsie, MI; Ricky (Melissa) Moore of Ashley, MI; and Christina (David) Murdock of Brant, MI. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren: Margaret (Danny), Melissa, Gregory (Nichole), Jesse, Kari (Richard), Robert (Kylie), Debra (Jamie), Katie (Austin), Alysha (William), Randy (Shy-Ann), Shelly, Kimberly, Nicholas, and Noah; 24 great-grandchildren; one brother David Moore, one sister Betty Bailey, one sister-in-law Mary Moore, and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Virginia, grandsons: Michael Whitaker and Brent Albring; brothers: Robert and Donald Moore, brother-in-law Gordon Bailey, and sister-in-law Noni Moore.
Memorials may be made to Owosso United Missionary Church - 1595 N. Hickory St., Owosso, MI. Online condolences may be made at www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, Michigan.