Robert Moore III
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Robert A. Moore III
GULF BREEZE, Fla.—Robert Atlee “Brown” Moore III, 49, died Sept. 10, 2008, of natural causes.
Born on Dec. 5, 1958 in Charlottesville, he grew up in Franklin.
Mr. Moore attended Franklin High School and after graduation, attended Virginia Tech and studied Forestry.
After his college education, he moved to the Outer Banks of North Carolina and entered the restaurant business where he quickly became head chef and later kitchen manager at a well-known seafood restaurant in Kill Devil Hills, N.C.
The restaurant was closed on Monday and that was the day that the owner and Mr. Moore would take the company fishing boat offshore to catch tuna, wahoo and mahi to serve up fresh on the coming week’s menu.
The restaurant quickly became known for the freshest and best prepared fish dishes on the Outer Banks.
He had many close friends and loved the Outer Banks.
After seven years, he moved to Pensacola, Fla. to work with his brother, Steven Moore, in their newly formed company, Entech Corporation in the Air Pollution Control Business.
He studied AUTOCAD computer aided design and became an accomplished designer of air pollution control equipment for industrial and utility plants throughout the U.S. and was currently working with a large nationwide air pollution control supply company, Southern Environmental of Pensacola.
He was an accomplished fisherman and during his life in Pensacola, brought his fishing skills learned in North Carolina to the Gulf of Mexico where he became well known in the sport fishing world.
In addition to fishing, he was an avid surfer all of his life and traveled to exotic locations on numerous surf trips with his brother and friends.
He was well loved and well known in many surfing locales. His circle of friends in the Pensacola area is large and he will be sorely missed for his quick wit and loving nature. We all loved him dearly. He was a good father to his son, Robby.
Survivors include his son Robby, wife Ronda and her parents Phil and Janice Brown; brother Steve Moore and wife Heidi all of Pensacola; father, Robert Moore and wife Melanie of Fairhope, Ala.; mother, Betty Moore and sister, Cindy Moore of Franklin; sister, Kem VanVoorhis and husband Greg and sons Graham and Kevin of Monroe, La.; his cousins, Cameron Vest, Stuart Vest and aunt, Bonnie Vest of Salem; cousins Cal Spessard of Huntington Station, N.Y., Sue Comstock of Houston, Texas and Michael Spessard of Roanoke.
A memorial service will be held today at 10 a.m. at Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel in Pensacola. The Rev.Dr. Henry Roberts will deliver the memorial service.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that memorials be made in his name to either The American Heart Association or Surfrider Foundation at www.surfrider.org, memorial fund.
Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel in Pensacola, is in charge of arrangements.