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Earl Moore

September 2, 1920 — February 18, 2018

Earl Moore

Earl Moore

Sept. 2, 1920-Feb 18, 2018

Earl and his twin brother Mearl were born and raised in Cleveland. They graduated from CHS.
Although Earl had to move because of his job. Even after 65 years he still called Cleveland home.

The parents were John and Nora Belle (Potts). Earl was preceded in death by his parents and all 6 siblings. Mearl, Cecil, Delpha, Martha and Mary. Another set of twins that died at birth. Nora gave birth to 3 sets of twins.

Earl will be laid to rest at Woodland Cemetery with his G parents, Parents, a brother, 2 sisters, His wife of 55 years, Stella Mae (Dawson) and a son Jimmy Lee.

He is survived by his son Jerry Earl and wife Sandra of Rowlett, Tx, Grandson Jimmy Lee and his wife
Renna of Rowlett, and Great granddaughter Diana Moore also of Rowlett.

Earl was a veteran of WWII. He served in the navy aboard the USS Silverbell. He was a radar operator
during a time radar was considered top secret.
He was in the battle of Leyte Gulf which is considered the largest Naval battle of all time.
He was also waiting in the harbor when General McArthur made his great return.
His ship also recovered the Philippine gold treasury they had hid from the Japanese by dropping it in
the harbor.

Because of his work with radar he found he had a knack for electronics. Although he was mostly self taught he built a part while working for Varo Engineering that was in one of the countries first satellites. While working at Mobil oil he created a system which had a computer to process the next job while running the current job. The resulting conservation of machine time led to a sizeable dollar savings. He received a percentage of the savings as a bonus. It was the largest ever given by Mobil at the time. He loved to hunt and fish especially with his Grandson so he used part of it to purchase a truck and camper.

He lived a long and productive life and saw many changes. He was born in a house without electricity,
running water, a bathroom and little heat. He went from using horses for transportation and working the farm to working on computers before most people knew what a computer was.

He was a man of humor, loyalty, and devotion. An outstanding Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather. His family was lucky to have him.

He will be missed.

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