Originally created 05/27/05

Mr. Robert S. Moore (COLUMBIA, S.C.)



COLUMBIA, S.C. - Robert Sevurne Moore, of Columbia, died Thursday, May 26, 2005 at Palmetto Baptist Medical Center, after a lengthy illness. A native of Barnwell, he was the son of the late Sevurne Englesbury and Laura Burnette Moore. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 29, 2005 at Seven Pines Baptist Church Cemetery in Snelling. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Mole Funeral Home in Barnwell. Known to his family and many friends as "Bob," he was a graduate of Barnwell High School and Wake Forest University. After receiving a Master's Degree from the University of Georgia, he served as a teacher and guidance counselor at Beaufort High School for ten years before moving to Columbia where he was a guidance coordinator for the South Carolina Department of Education. He founded his own motivational consulting firm that led him to speak to educators, parents, students and business organizations through out the country. Bob Moore was a past president of the South Carolina Education Association and the South Carolina Association of Classroom Teachers. He was named as a delegate to represent the United States at the World Conference on Education in France and again when the conference was held in Africa. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Columbia. In addition to memberships in professional speaking and educational organizations, he was a member of the Green Boundary Club in Aiken and the Summit Club in Columbia. He was author of the popular book, You Can Be President (or anything else) , now in its third printing. A pirated edition of the book was translated into Mandarin and became a best seller in China. Survivors include sister-in-law, Ann Harrelson Moore of Barnwell; nieces and nephews, Mitchell Moore, Robert Wald, Melissa Moore Champy and Laura "Pokie" Wald Williams, all of Barnwell, and Edward Wald of Portland, ME; and devoted friends Mason an d Presley Hogue, and Michael and Michelle Hogue, and their families of Columbia. He was predeceased by a brother, Oma Deleon (Bubba) Moore; and a sister, Rebecca Moore Wald. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice. Mole Funeral Home (803-259-3166). Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle May 27, 2005