Ricky Ray Moore, 66, of Custer, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, losing his battle with metastatic prostate cancer.
Rick was born May 1, 1953, to Gene and Phyllis Moore in Portland, Oregon. After the death of his mother Phyllis, Rick was raised by his grandparents, Tom and Irene Haddox, and moved to the Bellingham-Ferndale area. He attended Parkview Elementary School, North Bellingham Jr. High and Ferndale, Bellingham and Mount Baker high schools. He graduated from Mount Baker High School in 1973.
Rick is survived by his wife of 41 years, Cheryl (Gilbert) Moore; sons Ryan (Stacie) Moore of Bellingham and Tommy (Jana) Moore of Ferndale; grandchildren Blake Moore and Taylor, Dylan and Maria Moore; aunt Roberta Taney of Houston, Texas; half-siblings Tom Moore of California and Melissa (Moore) of Seattle; cousins Scott (Renae) Taney and Greg Taney of Houston; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews as well as many loved in-laws and friends.
Rick was preceded in death by his parents, Gene and Phyllis Moore; grandparents Tom and Irene Haddox; brothers Tim and Danny Moore; half-sister Kim Moore; uncles Robert Taney and Didi Glover; and nephew J.D. Brown.
During his career Rick worked in miscellaneous construction jobs and at Uniflite, Ershigs and Ridgeway packaging. He managed Louis Auto Glass in Lynden until he retired. Rick loved people: his family, his friends, young, old and in-between. He was the favorite uncle — “Uncle Ricky,” the fun one, but also the person you could go to for help or just to talk. He loved his sons dearly and was so proud of them. He spent his time with his loved ones taking road trips, camping, water skiing, riding motorcycles and working on cars. He loved jokes and laughter or just hanging out.
Viewing was Sunday, Dec. 8, at Sig’s Funeral & Cremation Services, 809 W. Orchard Dr., Suite 2, Bellingham. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, in Haynie Cemetery (8800 block of Valley View Road), followed by a memorial service at noon in Sunrise Baptist Church, 2480 W. Badger Rd., Custer, with Pastor Bob Lott officiating.
Please share thoughts and memories of Ricky at www.sigsfuneralservices.com.