Richard Moore

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Richard Lee Moore, 63, of Paris, Illinois, formerly of Godfrey, Illinois, passed away at 3:38 p.m. Monday, March 25, 2024, at his home. He worked in the Safety and Claims Department of Illinois Department of Transportation Zone 5, and he had previously worked over thirty years as a security director for IPC International.

He was born September 14, 1960, in Alton, Illinois, the son of Richard L. Moore, Sr. and Donna (Cravens) Moore. He married Louise Thompson on April 8, 1989, in Dow, Illinois, and she survives.

Other survivors include his father, Richard Moore, Sr., of Cuba, Illinois; three children, Amy (Mark) Landuyt of Godfrey, Jason Miller (Cleta Goacher) of Springfield, Illinois, and Ryan (Brie’Jea) Moore of San Antonio, Texas; three brothers, Robert Johnson of Alton, Illinois, Gary (Mindy) Phipps of Rosewood Heights, Illinois, and Ronald (Jennifer) Moore of Topeka, Illinois; a sister, Judy Hanning of Alton; nine grandchildren, Chasity, Lucas, Josie, Payton, Ava, Leland, Ryah, Ky’Lee, and Jeada; one great-grandson, Walter; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother and step-father, Donna and Ralph Green; his step-mother, Lois Moore; and a sister, Dawn Tindall.

Mr. Moore was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He earned an Associate’s Degree from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville before earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management from Blackburn College. He attended Marshall Baptist Church of Marshall, Illinois. Richard was a man of deep faith who found great reward in serving as an ordained minister for marriages and counseling. He loved his work at IDOT. His spare time indoors was spent reading, but he preferred the outdoors, especially fishing. He loved spending time with his lifelong friends, and he was happiest when spending time with his grandchildren.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorials be made to the American Diabetes Association.


The family will host a celebration of Richard's life from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on April 5, 2024, at Abundant Church, 3986 Humbert Rd., Alton, Illinois 62002. Templeton Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.

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