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He was born on Dec. 26, 1930, in West Terre Haute, to Cary Lafayette "Carter" Moore and Charlotte (Stuck) Moore, being the youngest of five boys and one girl.
He married Mary Rose Reagan on Jan. 22, 1960. She preceded him in death after almost 55 years of marriage, passing away Dec. 16, 2014.
Mr. Moore served with the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, United States Army, Augsburg, Germany, after training with the 101st Airborne, Camp Breckenridge, Ky., during the Cold War. He qualified as an expert sharpshooter. After the Army he worked for H.W. Loud Machine Shop, Pomona, Calif., during the late 1950s and '60s. In the late 1960s, he started at J.I. Case, Terre Haute plant, and he received semi-early retirement in 1987. He then worked for Pinkerton Security and several other jobs until he fully retired.
Mr. Moore, with his brothers and sister, grew up singing gospel music, and loved playing his guitar, mandolin and harmonica, especially during Moore family reunions. He was an avid reader, especially spending time with his siblings, children and grandchildren. Mr. Moore attended Wabash Valley Community Church in Graysville.
Survivors include his daughters, Sharon (Terry) Smith of Graysville and Becky (Keith) Gish of Evansville; one son, Gordon of Phelan, Calif.; his twin brother, Merlin (Janet) Moore of Denver; sister-in-law, June Bray, Ontario Calif.; nine grandchildren, Adam Taylor, Jason Taylor, Jodi Smith Goings, Brandy Repsher, Nicole Smith VanHook, Tony Moore, Josh Smith, Breanna Smith Trimble and Heidi Gish Bennett; 15 great-grandchildren, Kaytlin Taylor, Kylie Taylor, Wyatt Taylor, Carter Goings, Connor Taylor, Brock VanHook, Gracelynn Rose Taylor, Maci Goings, Delainey Smith, Bowen VanHook, Bentley Smith, Tucker Smith, Bristol Rose Trimble, Jackson Smith, Berklee Trimble and Madelynn VanHook; one great-great-grandson, Westley Brankovich; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Wilbur Moore, Leland Moore and Elwin Moore; a sister, Doris Armstrong Roberts; and a daughter-in-law, Tracy Moore.
Services for Burlin will be 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at Holmes Memorial Chapel, with the Revs. David Armstrong and John Mohr officiating. Visitation will be from 2 until 6 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be at Johnson Cemetery.
The family suggests that, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Temple Baptist Children's Outreach, P.O. Box 131, Carlisle, IN 47838. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
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