Earl Dudley Moore

February 27, 1923September 9, 2017
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Earl Dudley Moore, 94 passed away peacefully on September 9, 2017. Earl was born and raised in the Park View section of Portsmouth, VA. He served in the Army Air Corps in World War II and he enjoyed a long career in the automobile industry, retiring from Don Comer Ford as Chief Financial Officer. Earl was a long standing member of the Chesapeake Athletic Club and the Accountants Club. He loved spending the winters at their home in The Villages in Florida where he enjoyed playing golf with his buddies. Most of all, Earl enjoyed spending time with his family and eating ice cream.

He was predeceased by his wife Dorothy Worley Moore of 72 years. Survivors include two daughters, Beverly Moore Burke and husband Neil, Dottie Grosse and husband Don; three Grandchildren, Dawn Burke, Amy Stratton, Debbie McGowan and husband Steve, Richard Taylor Grosse; three great grandchildren, Hannah McGowan, Ryan Grosse and Ava McGowan. He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather! The family would like to give special thanks to Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital- 4 east Nurse ‘s Station and the Sentara Hospice House for their loving care.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 11:00 a.m. at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel. Inurnment will be private in Oak Grove Cemetery in Portsmouth, VA at a later date.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 16, 2017

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Edward Moore

September 15, 2017

So sorry to hear about uncle Earl. He was a good man and I will miss him very much. Deepest condolences to Beverly and Dottie Sue and families. Sincerely yours, Edward , Duna and family

Judi Bowen

September 15, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time. Dot and Earl were our very first friends when we moved across the street from them in 1977..Who knew back then we would end up great friends. We were not only good friends, they were like second parents to both of us. We loved them with all our heart! Earl, we loved you so but couldn't make you stay! You are now back with the love of your life.

When a Loved One becomes a Memory--
The Memory then becomes a Treasure

Thank goodness we have our good memories of all the fun times...

~judi and Frank~

Elizabeth Layton

September 15, 2017

We were sorry to hear of Uncle Earl's passing. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Tom, Diana, and Beth

Karen Logan

September 14, 2017

The Adkins Family is sad about Earl's passing. He has been a part of our lives for so long and will be remembered fondly as a true friend. Love to Dottie Sue and all of the Moore Family.

September 14, 2017

May God gently cradle the hearts of all who loved him. We're saddened and sorry for the loss of both Earl and Dottie. Find peace and comfort in knowing they are once again together in heaven. As you endure the grieving process, know we are here for you in spirit and love.

Barb and Sherri
The Villages, FL

Mark Ballance

September 13, 2017

So sorry to hear of his passing,what a great guy,I know he missed his wife,they are back together,I sold them there Lincoln MKT,God bless your family

September 12, 2017

So very sorry for your loss. Earl and Dottie were so very proud of their entire family. Please know that your many friends are here for you. Call on them as needed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jeanette and Richard Tennis