Sunday, September 25, 2016

RIP Sparky Moore

San Luis Obispo Tribune
September 25, 2016

January 5, 1925 - September 7, 2016 Sparky Moore passed away on September 7, 2016, peacefully in his sleep, at his home in Templeton, CA. Sparky was born January 5, 1925 in Denver, CO. He grew up in Philadelphia, PA. Sparky was a WWII veteran, serving with the US Navy and the Merchant Marines, as a "radio man." He was aboard the last ship of the war sunk by a torpedo, (USS Jack Singer). He was an alumnus of prestigious ART CENTER. His career as an artist found him drawing for Disney but was most notably "the Winnie the Pooh artist." In later years he returned to his first passion, Western Art. He was an accomplished horseman.

Sparky is survived by his heartbroken family. Twin daughters, Maggie Moore, Ann (Tom) Dailey; twin sons, Tom (Katey) Moore, Pete (Nancy) Moore, daughter Lou (Rick) Moore-Jacobsen. Granddaughter Tamara (Joel) Dailey-Pullen and great-grandchildren David and Molly Pullen. He leaves behind his loyal "little brown dog" Tootsie. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years Helen (nee Sheedy) in 2005. A gathering to remember Sparky's full and colorful life will be held OCTOBER 8, 2016 at 1:00 PM at the ranch where he lived. 5640 El Pomar Drive, Templeton, CA (at the arena, jeans, boots, casual).

MOORE, Sparky (Richard Thomas Moore)
Born: 1/5/1925, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.
Died: 9/7/2016, Templeton, California, U.S.A.

Sparky Moore’s western – character designer, layout artist:
The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (TV) – 1968-1969

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