Michael Henry Moore

Born: Mon., Dec. 13, 1943
Died: Sat., Oct. 26, 2013

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Michael Henry Moore of Greensboro, GA, died in the peace of his home on Lake Oconee in Greensboro, GA on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the age of 69. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa on December 13, 1943, he was the son of the late James Henry Moore and Ellen Barry Moore of South Africa. Michael graduated from Saint Aidan''s College in Grahamstown, South Africa in 1960. In 1964 he received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Natal and in 1967 he received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Cape Town. On October 14, 1967 Michael married the former Carol Jane Clark in Glasgow, Scotland. Michael''s 37-year career with the Boart Longyear Company began and ended in Johannesburg, retiring as Chairman on December 13, 2003. In 2004 they moved to Greensboro, GA where they have made their home for almost 10 years. His career took him from Johannesburg to Melbourne, Australia and then Minneapolis, Atlanta and Salt Lake City in the United States. Michael was an active member of Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church where he volunteered to teach ESL and also served as reserve pianist He was a superb musician, playing principally piano but also organ and accordion. Michael spoke Spanish, French, German, Afrikaans, Fanagalo and basic Zulu and read newspapers in four languages daily. After 53 years of playing golf, Michael got a hole in one on November 7, 2012 on the fifth hole at the Oconee course at the Ritz Carlton.

Michael is survived by his wife of forty-six years, Carol Jane Moore of Greensboro, GA; daughters, Catriona Moore (Kyle Lundby) of Durham, NC and Nicola Dixon (Christopher) of Minneapolis, MN; a son, Simon Moore (Vanessa) of Singapore; brothers, James Barry Moore (Jean) of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Anthony John Moore (Lesley) of St. Francis Bay, South Africa and Justin Vincent Moore (Caroline) of Cape Town, South Africa; seven grandchildren, Caroline, Benjamin, Victor, Allison, Sadie, Nathan, and Rose; and many other relatives and friends around the world.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, November 8, 2013, at Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church, 6341 Lake Oconee Parkway, Greensboro, GA 30642, with a reception at the church following the service. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Michael''s honor to a charity of your choice. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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Henrietta Duvall
   Posted Sun October 27, 2013
So sorry for your loss...

Patricia Moore
   Posted Mon October 28, 2013
I'm so sorry it's so hard to say good by. God Bless him.

Jimmy Baigrie
   Posted Tue October 29, 2013
A fine man from start to finish, always joyful, sociable, generous and creative. May more of us be more like you, Mike, and God's blessings be upon Carol and the family. With love from the Baigrie family.

Alan & Pat Welch
   Posted Tue October 29, 2013
Alan & I were so sad to hear about Michael's passing. He was a dear friend and will be missed. I'm sure he is up in heaven singing and playing the piano with the heavenly choir. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Carol and the entire Moore family. Rest in peace Michael.

Elaine and Ray McGinty
   Posted Tue October 29, 2013
Elaine and Ray McGinty has sent this Expressions of Sympathy card.

Janice Gallimore
   Posted Wed October 30, 2013
My prayers are with you and your extended family at COKAS. God Bless You and may you find peace in memories.

   Posted Wed November 06, 2013
Michael, dear friend. You will be so much in our thoughts on Saturday. Wish so much we could be there in person but our love comes to you winging its way over the ocean. What a very special person you were and we were so privileged to be counted as your friends. Much love and a final farewell. Fiona and David

corinne Moore
   Posted Thu November 07, 2013
Dear Michael, Although we did not see each other very often, I thought of you and your family often. You reminded me so much of my dad! Rest in Peace - you are in my heart. Carol, Nicola, Catriona and Simon. My thoughts are with you as you move on from this most difficult time. HUgs

Neil Harvey
   Posted Mon November 11, 2013
Our deepest sympathies. He was a truly 5fine person.