Robert L. Moore, age 81 of Alma, MI, passed away on February 21, 2020 at Masonic Pathways in Alma. He was born on March 4, 1938 in St. Johns the son of Theodore and Sophie (Prorak) Moore. He was a 1957 graduate of Rodney B. Wilson High School (St. Johns) and earned a commercial floriculture degree from Michigan State University in 1962.
He began his floral career at Ebert’s Bo-Kay Flowers in St. Johns before moving to Alma with Tom Billig Flowers. He worked briefly for Ardern Whitney Flowers in Saginaw before opening Bob Moore Flowers in Alma in 1979 and owning the business until 1998. He loved the outdoors, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.
Bob served his community in many ways. He was member of the First United Methodist Church and was active in the Methodist Men. He served on the Alma Planning Commission before being elected to the Alma City Commission for twelve years, eight years as Vice-Mayor. Bob was a past president of the Michigan Floral Association and was a member of the Alma Lions Club and Alma Masonic Lodge #244.
Bob was survived by his wife of 62 years, Martha (Heibeck) of Alma, three children, Timothy (Janet) Moore of Sterling, VA, Jennifer (Jeffrey) McKee of Phoenix, AZ and Jonathan Moore of Richmond, MI; two grandchildren, Mark McKee of New York, NY and Emma McKee of Chicago, IL; brother, Roger (Alice) Moore of St. Johns; sisters in-law, Nancy Moore, Mary Moore, Patricia (Dennis) Koenigsknecht all of St. Johns, and brother in-law, James (Donna) Heibeck of Howell, MI.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Wayne and Larry Moore and sister, Patricia Zimmerman.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, 1500 Waterford Parkway, St. Johns, MI 48879, and Wednesday, February 26 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Doig Chapel at Masonic Pathways, 1200 Wright Ave, Alma, MI 48801 followed by a service with Pastor Steve Swem officiating. Memorials may be made to Gratiot Community Foundation at 168 East Center, P.O. 248 Ithaca, MI 48847.
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