Roy A. Toddy Moore

June 23, 1932 ~ November 10, 2011

Roy Allen "Toddy" Moore, 79, of Lake Charles, died Thursday, November 10, 2011 in a Lake Charles Hospital.

Toddy was born in Lake Arthur, on June 23, 1932 to Curley and Lillian Duhon Moore. He attended Lake Arthur High School where he lettered in football, basketball, and track. After his high school graduation in 1951 he attended McNeese State University also lettering in football, basketball, and track. During his career at McNeese he was named Most Valuable Player for McNeese Basketball in 1953-54 and was also named as a member of the All Gulf States Conference Basketball team in the same year.

Toddy graduated from McNeese State University in 1955 with a Batchelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education and in 1964 earned his Master's in Education in Supervision and Administration. He worked as a Planner at Conoco Phillips for twenty-five years before his retirement May 1, 1985. After his retirement Toddy worked for nine years as a sales representative for Charles Holston, Inc. in Jennings, La.

Always active at McNeese State University, Toddy was a past president of the McNeese Alumni Association. In 1987 Toddy was inducted into the McNeese State University Basketball Hall of Fame and in 2005 he was inducted into the Lake Arthur High School Sports Hall of Fame.

Toddy loved God and his family with all his heart and was an active member of St. Michael and all Angels Episcopal Church where he served as a member of the Vestry and was also a Junior Warden and Senior Warden.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Wilma Collins Moore; a daughter, Cindy Lynn Moore Crowe and her husband David; a son Todd Allen Moore and his wife Clemy. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Robert Allen Stone Crowe, Shelbi Ann Crowe , Ginger Lynn Crowe, and Brandon Lee Moore; a sister and brother-in-law Carrie and Clifford Broussard. His parents, Curley and Lillian Moore and his brother an sister-in-law, Wilbert C. Moore and Barbara Jefcoat Moore preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM Saturday, November 12, at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. The Rev. Dr. Peter J. A. Cook, M.A., Ph. D. will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery under direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM Friday at the church and will continue from 11:30 AM until service time at the church on Saturday.

The family has requested that donations be made to St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 123 West Sale Road, Lake Charles, La. 70605 or to the McNeese Alumni Association, 600 East McNeese St., Lake Charles, La. 70607.

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  1. Carrie, Clifford and entire Moore Family,I came upon the announcement of Toddy's death this evening while searching the internet for the obituary of my Aunt Pearl Doiron. We are so sad to learn of Toddy's passing. He was such a hero to me growing up in the shadow of his legacy at Lake Arthur High School and McNeese State. Our prayers are with your family at this time.Harold and Marilyn Doiron

  2. Cindy family. You are in my prayers thoughts at during this time. May God's love peace lift up your heavy hearts.

  3. Dear Wilma,I am so sorry to hear of Toddy's death. I have fond memories of watching him play basketball for McNeese. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Bill

  4. I was about 10 or 11 years old when Toddy played basketball for McNeese and I went to all (or most all) the games. McNeese had a great team then, and he was a great player. I always thought he had the kindest face. So sorry he's gone. Brenda Frazar Malone

  5. Mr. Toddy will be truly missed ! He was a really great man !!! I will never forget all those fishing trips that he brought Robert and my son on !!!! May Toddy rest in peace and do a lot of fishing in Heaven ! Love and Prayers for all .

  6. Ted and I have good memories of Toddy at the Lake Arthur Yacht Club. He was a good man and will be missed by manyTed and Ching Wasmuth

  7. To Carrie, Harold and the Moore Family. The kindness and gentleness of Toddy will never be forgotten. The fun times and his accomplishments at LAHS will always be remembered. Our prayers are with you all. May the peace of God be with all of you always.Herb Pratt

  8. Wilma, Cindy, David and family. We're sorry to lose Toddy but so happy to have had a few years to know him. John and I are unable to get out and about so will have to forgo the service and visiting times. God bless you and I know He's blessing Toddy right now. Love to you all.

  9. Wilma, my thoughts and prayers are with you and Cindy and Todd and your whole family at this time. I learned of Toddy's passing yesterday from my brother Jude. The words that come to mind for my as I think of the Toddy that I knew so many years ago are rock and integrity. And, I think of his sense of humor as I recall his coming to my 1981 Halloween Party as Mel from Mel's Diner . . . Marie Benoit

  10. Wilma,Leavon and I wish to offer our deepest sympathy and most sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of Toddy. We know he will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and grant you all the Peace that passeth all understanding.Love and best wishes.Don Leavon Ladner

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