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Terry Moore

July 1, 1950 — February 9, 2023

Terry Lee Moore left us and went to heaven on February 9, 2023, he had died of natural causes at his home in his sleep in Fruitvale Colorado.

Terry Moore was the life of the party he loved his family with all of his heart. He spent all his spare time teaching his children about God, boxing, survival, and always staying on their toes. Terry was a war vet and served his country proudly in the army, Terry was in the front lines in the Vietnam War. He loved telling stories about his experiences. There was never a dull moment around Terry, for example one day it was pouring rain and his sons Jeffrey, Andrew got out of the car and ran as fast as he could into the garage, not knowing dad was still physically able to keep up with him he ran right behind them. Jeffrey had no idea, so he slammed down the garage door. Terry was so fast he made it before Jeff slammed the door shut, when he turned around there was dad well at least his legs made it into the garage not his top half. They made sure he was okay, Terry just left not knowing yet what the heck had just hit him. Everyone was rolling and we still talk about it till this day. Terry was truly a special man one of a kind. Everything he said was always intriguing, Terry had something about him. His wisdom and knowledge always came at the right time and when someone didn’t understand or follow what he was saying Terry would say “Maybe God’s timing ain’t for them to understand at this time.” He loved to talk about God and teach his boys about the Bible. Terry was very good at boxing and taught his boys everything. They learned everything they knew from their daddy. Terry will truly be missed, the long talks we would all have and the huge smile we would get when we walked through the door. One of the last conversations we had he sat with us and just kept telling us how we are his family and his world. He also said he wouldn’t have anything if it wasn’t for his family and how much he loved us. He was always thinking about others and just had the greatest smile that lit up the whole room. That’s the type of man that Terry was, and he will truly be missed.

Terry Lee Moore was born in Pueblo, Colorado to Francis Carrington and Alfred Moore. Terry was the oldest out of five children. They moved to Grand Junction, Colorado where he attended Grand Junction High School and graduated. He then attended college and then joined the army. Terry fought in the Vietnamese war front lines. After the army, Terry moved on to the oil and gas industry. He also did asphalt and masonry all around he was just a Jack of all trades. He lived with the love of his life, Sandra Watson, of Grand Junction, Colorado for over 40 years. He has two brothers, Dallas Moore, and Jonny Moore, both of Wisconsin. Terry had four children, Shane Moore,  of Denver Colorado  Devonette Moore,  Jeffrey Watson (Alexsia Sanchez-Watson) of Grand Junction, Colorado, and Andrew Watson.  He had several grandchildren.

Terry was proceeded in death by his mother Francine Carrington, his father Alfred Moore, his sister Francine Moore, and Pamela Moore.

Everyone who had the opportunity to have Terry in their lives has truly been blessed. The family will have a private viewing on Monday, February 21, 2023. The family would like to invite everyone to come out to the Clarion Inn at 755 Horizon Drive, Grand Junction, Colorado. Come celebrate Terry’s life on Monday, February 21, 2023, at 2:00pm.

There will be a balloon release when the celebration is completed. Hope to see you there.

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