Archie Moore Jr., 1960-2015

Archie Moore

Archie Moore

Archie Lee Moore Jr., 54, of Little Rock passed away Sunday, May 10, 2015.

He was born Aug. 1, 1960, to the late Archie and Gustavia Fort Moore Sr. He attended public schools and graduated from Hall High School with the class of 1978.

Archie loved life, his state and hometown of Little Rock. He was a collector, historian, community developer, philanthropist, church trustee and lifelong member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. He served on many boards of directors, including the United Methodist Museum of the Arkansas Conference and the African American Methodist Heritage Center (an offspring of Black Methodists for Church Renewal).

He established the Archie Moore Jr. Collection of Black Americana, and often exhibited and lectured on his collection of artifacts at various genealogical, religious and historical conferences and institutions across the state.

He is survived by his sister, Tina Moore of Dallas, Texas; his three godchildren, Lauren Moore of Little Rock and twins Taylen and Tayler Lee of Dallas, Texas; a special friend, Kally Robinson of Little Rock; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral service was held Saturday, May 16 at Wesley Chapel UMC Little Rock, with the Rev. Ronnie Miller-Yow officiating. Memorials may be made to Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc., P.O. Box 4294, Little Rock, AR 72214, and to Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 1109 South State Street, Little Rock, AR 72202.