MR. EARL MOORE, II
Friday, August 9, 2019
5:00 - 8:00 P.M.
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Revealing Truth Ministries
5201 N. Armenia Avenue
Rest Haven Memorial Park
4615 East Hanna
Tampa, FL 33610
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08/07/2019 10:06 PM
Earl Moore, II of Riverview passed away Friday, July 26, 2019.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, August 10 at 12:00 p.m. at
Revealing Truth Ministries, 5201 N. Armenia Avenue, Bryan Powe, Senior
Pastor with Pastor Gregory A. Powe, officiating. Interment will follow
in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Earl Moore was born in Thomasville, GA to Earlie Moore, Sr. and Lula
Mae (Hampton) Moore on July 6, 1944. During his childhood years, Earl
worked alongside his father a talented brick mason and brother, Robert,
in rural Southwest Georgia.
In recent years, Earl often reflected on how he assisted his father by
quickly calculating supplies and cost to do jobs in order to help his
father secure the work. The collaborative efforts of the trio led to
them being highly sought by builders developing the local community.
Earl would later credit this experience as helping to formulate his
strong work ethic, passion for learning, and an aptitude towards
mathematics, which followed him throughout his life.
A graduate of Middleton High School in Tampa, Earl enlisted in the U.S.
Marine Corps in 1961 during the Vietnam War era. He went on to serve for
the next 10 years, as a vehicle mechanic, military policeman, and even
played on the military base football team in Japan.
Upon his return to Tampa, Earl went on to work his way through college
at the University of South Florida (USF) where he received a degree in
Accounting. While at USF, he was a charter member and first president of
the Theta Gamma Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.
Upon graduation, Earl started his own Accounting firm and thus became
one of the few African Americans in Tampa practicing accounting. In the
years that followed he co-founded and served as president of the Bay
Area Chamber of Commerce, servicing Tampa’s black business community.
In 1993, he became a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the
State of Florida. Over his 46-year long career as an Accountant and CPA
in his own firm, Earl also held various comptroller, auditor, and other
positions for Federal, State, and Local governments. Additionally, Earl
was instrumental in development of a tax reporting and financial
management protocol for numerous businesses, churches, and other
As testament to Earl’s entrepreneurship and strong work ethic, he
established several businesses in the areas of home health care,
mortgage brokerage, payroll services, as well as, tax preparation,
audit, and accounting services.
As a Christian and long-time member of Revealing Truth Ministries, Earl
enjoyed studying and sharing the Holy Bible and spending time with his
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Earlie and Lula Mae (Hampton)
Mincey; aunts, Wessie Mae Hampton, Alberta Hampton, Jennie Louise Moore,
Inez Middleton, and uncles, Eddie Hampton, William Middleton, Sr., and
Eddie Moore, Sr.; his brothers, George Moore, Herbert Moore, Robert
Moore, and Darrell Moore; his sisters, Juanita (Moore) Jackson, Louise
(Moore) Cash, and son, James Peterson, Sr.
Earl leaves to cherish his memory: daughters, Latesea Moore, Tonya
(Moore) Starling of Tampa, FL, and Pamela (Moore) Young, Esq. (Noah) of
New York, NY; sons, Angelo Moore (Jacque), Apoleon Moore, Sr. (Alicia),
Christopher Moore (Solisariana) of Tampa, FL, and Earl Moore, III
(Cherrie) of Boca Raton, FL; sisters, Janice Bell and Loretta Moore of
Tampa, FL, Betty J. Moore, Esq. of Albany, GA, Terah (Moore) Springs and
Yolanda Moore of Miami, FL, Angela Moore of Quitman, GA; brother, Edward
Moore (Natalie) of Loxahatchee, FL; sisters-in-laws, Mildred Moore and
Pat Moore of Tampa, FL; aunts, Elizabeth (Hampton) Murray of
Thomasville, GA, Barbara (Moore) Anderson, Margo (Moore) Cotman, and a
uncle, Samuel Moore, Sr.; long-time friend Albert Bell.; along with a
host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins,
beloved friends, and business clients.
The remains will repose after 5 p.m. Friday, August 9 at Ray Williams
Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue.
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