ELLSWORTH - Forrest L. "Junior" Moore Jr., 86, passed away March 18, 2014. Junior was born November 15, 1927, in Ellsworth, the son of Forrest L. Moore Sr. and Florence Beal Moore.
Junior started driving trucks at a very young age for the family business, Moore's Motor Express that was incorporated in 1927. They moved furniture from New York to Bar Harbor. During the '50s through the '70s they delivered freight from east of Bangor to all the local businesses in the area. In the late '70s as owner of Moore's Motor Express, he got into the flatbed business of hauling building materials and hauling for most of the local pine mills in the area. In later years he stepped out of the truck and into the dispatch chair, dispatching those trucks. He enjoyed doing his firewood every year as well as mowing his fields. If you ever stopped by to visit you could always find Junior in his rocking chair beside the old cook stove in the kitchen.
He is survived by his two children, Sharon Grant of Ellsworth and Richard Moore and his wife, Brenda, of Ocala, Florida; grandchildren, Clarence "Buzzy" Grant and his wife, Karen, Forrest "Buddy" Grant, Jay Moore, Johnny Moore and Jason Moore, and many great-grandchildren. He is also survived by Myron Grant and his wife, Dottie, Ross Grant and his wife, Anne, Alice McGlothin and her husband, Gary, Robert Grant and his wife, Dianne, and son, Robert Jr.; and special friend, Brenda Richardson and family. The family would like to thank the girls at Helens Restaurant, where Junior looked forward to having lunch most days. He was predeceased by his life-long partner of 36 years, Frances Carlisle Grant; and sister, Arlene Bradford.
As Junior wanted, he died peacefully on the farm where he spent many years. A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Woodbine Cemetery, Ellsworth. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.