Stanley Thomas Moore, 63, of Tifton died Saturday, September 3, 2011, at his home following a lengthy illness. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2011, at Springhill Country Club. Sonny Hamilton will give a eulogy and serve as Master of Ceremonies for the service. The family will receive friends immediately following the service on Saturday.
A native of Macon, he moved to Brunswick and graduated from Glynn Academy in 1966, lettering in basketball, baseball and golf. The following year, he was hired by Chi Chi Rodriguez at Dorado Beach Golf Resort and also worked in Bridgeport, Connecticut, before returning to Brunswick Country Club as his father's assistant pro. He served as Springhill Country Club's pro/superintendent in Tifton from 1976 until his death and he had a tremendous impact on the youth of the area. Stan received the 2011 Service to Mankind Award for his outstanding community service from the Tifton Sertoma Club and had many golf-related honors throughout his PGA career.
Mr. Moore was born on November 5, 1947 in Macon and was the son of Faye Simpson Moore of Brunswick and the late Hugh Moore, Jr. He was also preceded in death by a beloved grandfather, Hugh Moore, Sr. He was a member of Tifton's First Baptist Church.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Moore is survived by his wife of 39 years, Bonnie Mann Moore of Tifton; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Bryan and Kelly Moore of Tifton, David and Dawn Moore of Brunswick and Kip Moore of Nashville, Tennessee; three daughters and one son-in-law, Joanna and Tra Williams of Huntsville, Alabama, Jennifer Moore and Mallory Moore, both of Tifton; one brother, Terry Moore of Nashville, Tennessee; one sister and brother-in-law, Janice and Steve Applegate of St. Simons Island; two grandchildren, Delia and Jonas Moore of Tifton; an aunt, Boozie Knox of Albany; an uncle, Chester Green of Nashville, Tennessee; ten cousins, nieces and nephews and many lifelong friends.
Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice of Tiftarea, P. O. Box 747, Tifton, GA 31793.