The Oregon Army National Guard is deeply saddened by the passing of Sergeant First Class (Ret.) Richard Floyd Moore.
He passed away August 7, 2015 in Salem, Oregon, at the age of 49. He was born March 10, 1966 in Salem, Oregon, to Sandra Cook and John Moore. He graduated from South Salem High School.
After Rick graduated from high school in 1984, he immediately joined the U.S. Marine Corps. It was here that Rick served on the U.S.S. Ranger as s security detail member, and was later stationed at Camp Pendleton, California in 1988. Rick was honorably discharged from the U.S. Marines.
During Rick’s enlistment, he met, fell in love with, and married Lori Slusser in 1987. Shortly after their marriage they started raising a family and had two children, Kylie and Dylan Moore. Though Rick was now a “civilian” and he had many opportunities for work, his heart called him back to serving his country through military service.
He joined the Oregon Army National Guard in 1992. It was there that Rick excelled and made many life-long friends. Rick served in the Infantry as a unit clerk, human resource specialist, and in the Recruiting and Retention Battalion. Rick was also a volunteer in the Oregon Army Funeral Honors Guard and enjoyed his military career until he retired in August of 2009.
Aside from being a husband, service man, and father, Rick enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, and traveling. Rick also ensured he was at family functions and attended his children’s sporting events. You would also, almost always see Rick working the BBQ during summer or just about any time of the year making sure his family and friends were taken care of, having a good time, and enjoying some great food.
He leaves behind his wife Lori Slusser Moore, daughter Kylie Moore, son Dylan Moore, parents Sandra Cook and John Moore, sisters Terry Shipley, Kathy Kiselicka and Sean Doobian, and brothers Jim Moore, Michael Moore, and Steven Moore plus many nieces and nephews.
Burial Services will be held at Willamette National Cemetery, located at 11800 SE Mount Scott Blvd., Portland, OR 97086, on August 18, 2015, at 10:30 a.m.