Dudley L. Moore
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Dudley Moore, 90, of Columbus, Indiana passed away quietly on Saturday, February 22, 2020 to be with his Lord in Heaven.
Dudley was born on August 7, 1929 in Richmond, IN the son of Margaret Muth. An outstanding basketball player at Richmond High School, he was awarded a scholarship to Wittenburg College in Ohio. Dudley later transferred to Earlham College where he met his future wife, Marie Smith. Earlham inducted Dudley into their Hall of Fame as a vital contributor in basketball, football, and volleyball. He graduated from Earlham College in 1953 as the president of his class.
Dudley served the United States Marine Corps for two years as a First Lieutenant at Camp Lejeune. During his time in the Marine Corps, Dudley married his wife, Marie. Dudley and Marie served The Whites Institute in Wabash, IN for two years before moving to Dearborn, Michigan. Dudley worked for the city of Dearborn and Ford Motor Company developing recreational and personnel programs before moving to Columbus. Dudley worked for 22 years at Cummins Engine Company as the Director of Human Resources before retiring. While working at Cummins he played an active role in establishing civic landmarks Ceraland and Otter Creek Golf Course where he would later serve on the Board of Directors.
Dudley remained an avid sportsman throughout his life. He developed recreational sports teams while working for Cummins and continued to be a fierce competitor in multiple sports including slow-pitch softball, basketball, and volleyball. He earned the nickname, "Sugar Lips," playing tennis and became the first recipient of the Jack Cramer Award for sportsmanship. As a sports fan, his allegiances to the Indianapolis Colts and Indiana University were unwavering.
Highly engaged in his community, Dudley served as a deacon and Youth Director at North Christian Church. He served on the Board of Directors with the American Heart Association, United Way, Cummins Credit Union, North Christian Church, Earlham Alumni Council, and Grandview Lake. During his board term at Grandview Lake, he contributed to the purchase of the Grandview Woods.
Dudley and Marie raised their three daughters in Columbus before spending 20 years living at Grandview Lake. In more recent years they enjoyed wintering in Fort Myers, FL. They have now been long-time members of Westside Community Church where Dudley was a member of "Tempered Steel" Bible study group. He cherished his church and his faith community deeply. His role as a loving husband, father, "papaw," and "great papaw" gave him abundant happiness and pride. His smile and laugh were infectious to all those who knew him.
Dudley is survived by his wife of 65 years, Marie of Columbus; brother, Charles (Janet) Moore of Jackson, MI; daughter, Nancy Haehl (John) of Columbus; daughter, Diane Moore (Wade Day) of Columbus; daughter, Jennifer Zeller (Rick) of Columbus; eight grandchildren, Jena, Katherine, Betsy, Brooke, Martha, Rick Jr., Matthew, and Alexa; 16 great grandchildren; nephew, Michael Moore; and niece, Peg Klus Marose.
The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Westside Community Church with Pastor Dennis W. Aud officiating. Family and friends may gather for visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street and from 9 a.m. until service time Thursday at Westside Community Church. Entombment will be at Garland Brook Mausoleum. Full military rites will be presented by the Bartholomew County Veterans Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to Westside Community Church or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.
Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the family and a video tribute may be viewed at barkesweaverglick.com.
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