Jan. 2, 1935 – March 30, 2016
Paul Davis Moore, of Amherst, a retired truck service manager, died Wednesday in Roswell Park Cancer Institute after a brief illness. He was 81.
Born in Pigeon Creek, Ala., he came with his family to Buffalo in 1951. After graduating as a machinist from Boys Vocational High School in 1954, he served for two years in the Army, stationed in Germany.
Returning from service, Mr. Moore worked for seven years with Greyhound Bus Lines, then for 20 years with Hertz Car and Truck Rental, where he was truck maintenance manager. He then was a truck service writer for Rollins Truck Rental for 15 years.
In retirement, he worked part-time for several businesses, including Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses and Thomas T. Edwards Funeral Home. He also operated his own landscaping business.
He was a longtime member of Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, serving as an usher and a trustee. Active in the Visiting Church Ushers Association, he served in several elected and appointed positions.
He also was a Buffalo Ambassador and was a volunteer for the Board of Elections, the Special Olympics, Durham Soup Kitchen and the Variety Kids Telethon.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, the former Lizzie Mae Henderson; a son, Dwayne; a daughter, Donna Reid; a brother, Joe Willis; three sisters, Clodine A. Smith, Angie and JoAnne Williams; and two grandchildren.
Services will be held at noon Monday in Friendship Baptist Church, 402 Clinton St.