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Moore, Truman Gene June 23, 1934 - July 11, 2020


Friday, July 17, 2020

6:00 - 7:00 PM

Saturday, July 18, 2020

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel


Saturday, July 18, 2020

11:00 AM

Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel


Benton Green Cemetery

Roscoe, Missouri

Truman Gene Moore “Poppy” 86, of Roscoe, Missouri was born in Hunt County, Texas to Lawrence and Elsie (Miller) Moore on June 23, 1934.  He passed away on July 11, 2020.

He was united in marriage to Nita Dean (Stevens) Moore on July 24, 1954. Together they moved to Independence, Missouri where they started a family. To this union four sons were born, Charles Gene, Lawrence Dale, Richard Dean, and Steven Wesley. Gene was a union laborer working in the Kansas City area until his retirement in 1974. After retirement, the family relocated to Roscoe, Missouri.

Gene and Nita opened their home as foster parents housing 31 children in 14 years. He enjoyed serving with the Roscoe Fire Department, coon hunting, fishing, and trapping. As a hobby Gene opened the “Rolling Hills Running Pen” where he welcomed many hunters to train their coyote dogs to run.

He is preceded in death by his wife Nita Dean: son Charles; his parents, as well as 5 brothers and 3 sisters. He is survived by three sons, Dale, Rick, and Steve; four grandchildren; Kara and husband Nick Colby of Osceola; Richard and wife Katie Moore of Joplin, Missouri; Maisie and husband David Benoit of Port Neches, Texas; and Shelby and husband Dan Wisner of Osceola, Missouri. Poppy was also proud to claim Max and Emma Bullock as his grandchildren as well. He leaves behind seven great-grandchildren whom he was immensely proud of: Nolan and Cameron Colby, Jackson and Finley Moore, Blair Benoit, and

Lydia and Truman Wisner. Gene is also survived by his sister Lola and husband Russ Christopher; two brothers Jess and wife Bea Moore, Sam and wife Jan Moore, as well as his brother-in-law Jim Ketchum, and many nieces and nephews.

Poppy never knew a stranger and always spoke his mind. He will be missed by all of his family and friends.



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    John, Stacy and Mackenna Neale says

    We are so sorry for your loss. Poppy was a great man, and we know how much he meant to each of you. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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    Linda Jackson says

    I am so sorry about Gene’s passing. He was quite a guy and a great neighbor.

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