September 16, 1957 - May 5, 2020
Stanley Martin Moore was born on September 16, 1957 in Lafayette, Louisiana. He departed this earth and moved to his new home in Heaven on May 5, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Peavey Moore, and his siblings, Brenda Moore Francois; Charlotte Moore Cornay; Clarke Moore, married to Shelley Broussard Moore; and Charles “Charlie” Moore; two nephews, Lance Francois and Aaron Francois; and one niece, Jennifer Cornay. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred Stanley Moore and Cynthia Deshotels Moore. While growing up, Stan had lots of interests, as little boys do…superheroes and model cars and comic books, and then later on, music. His comic book collection from childhood was 200+. As an adult, his music collection of albums and CDs and concert DVDs was huge. He simply loved music, and music was a great source of joy for him throughout his life…perhaps even more so after he was stricken with Alzheimer’s. As they say, music is balm for the soul, and this was especially true for Stan during his illness. The caregivers who cared for him during his illness were amazed that he still knew all the lyrics to the Beatles’ songs (which he sang along to on a regular basis) and that he remembered those lyrics and many other song lyrics well into the late stages of his disease. Stan graduated from Lafayette High School in 1975. From there, he enlisted and proudly served in the US Air Force from 1975 through 1979. He was stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport. Some of his happiest times were spent there, as he forged long-lasting friendships. From the time of his Air Force days, he was a hard worker and an extremely disciplined person. He always wanted to finish a task and not leave it unfinished until the next day, even if it meant working well into the night. “In our marriage, he was the perfect handyman around the house and tackled all sorts of jobs, from electrical to mechanical and any other odd job. I’ve seen him take apart a VCR player, find the problem, and put it back together in working order. If he didn’t know how to do something, he would google it and learn it.” Stan married Sharon – his best friend and loving partner – on January 4, 1992, and they were happily married for 28 years. “We met on New Year’s Eve, 1989. Our first few dates were spent simply talking all night, so the very first Valentine’s Day card I got for Stan read, ‘Please be my Valentine, so I can get some sleep.’ He loved it! One day, as I was rummaging through old scrapbooks, I ran across a Top 10 quiz from a magazine that I filled out, naming the Top 10 reasons I fell in love with my spouse. I listed Stan’s love of music, his eyes, his sense of humor, and his laugh, just to name a few. During his illness with Alzheimer’s, he never lost his sense of humor, and during that time there were many good days when we would laugh often. One of Stan’s favorite vacation spots was in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. “We just loved it there. It was not too far to travel to see the breathtaking views of the Ozarks, so we would go there often.” Stan also enjoyed music concerts. “We would travel to see concerts where our favorite bands would be playing. It was high on our list of things to do in our down time.” Before his illness, much of Stan’s time was spent working at his job and maintaining the house and yard, until he became disabled from a back injury. After that, he left his job to help care for his aging father. Soon after Stan was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2017, he could no longer care for his dad, and that was a very difficult thing for him. During his illness, a deep faith in God settled into Stan. The roots of Stan’s faith had been planted during childhood and instilled in him by his loving parents. But over the years, Stan had doubts concerning his faith. When Alzheimer’s began taking its toll, with the fears and anxiety that accompany it, Stan began wanting to hear more of the Bible read to him, and he soon had his favorites – the book of John and the writings of David. But John was by far his favorite author in the Bible. “When I read from the book of John it became a reading marathon until I grew tired from reading. When I would ask ‘Do you want me to keep reading?’ Stan’s reply was always, ‘Yes, keep reading.’ The scriptures brought a deep peace to Stan, and something in him had changed even though his Alzheimer’s was progressing. During this time, Stan received and acknowledged Christ as his Lord and Savior, specifically asking for His forgiveness. One evening, during the latter stages of his illness, Stan said to me, ‘Peace of mind.’ And I asked him, ‘Stan, do you have peace of mind?’ And his response was, ‘Yes, peace of mind.’” When his disease had progressed to nearly end of life, Stan was transferred to Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home in Jennings, Louisiana, where he received the best in care, from the exceptional staffs at both the Veterans Home and at Grace Hospice. The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to those who took such good care of Stan and made him comfortable during his final days. A favorite passage from John 14:1-3…Don’t let your heart be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in Me. In My Father’s house there are many homes. If it were not so, I would have told you; for I am going away to prepare a place for you. And when I go and make ready a place for you, I will come back again and will take you to be with Me, that where I am you may be also. Personal condolences may be sent to the Moore family at www.delhommefuneralhome.com. Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA is in charge of arrangements.
Stanley Martin Moore was born on September 16, 1957 in Lafayette, Louisiana. He departed this earth and moved to his new home in Heaven on May 5, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Peavey Moore, and his siblings, Brenda Moore Francois;... View Obituary & Service Information
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