Ian Moore, 78, passed away on October 31, 2023, leaving behind a legacy that will be remembered for generations to come. Born on July 31, 1945, Ian led a remarkable life filled with passion and dedication. Ian was a man of many talents and accomplishments. For several years, he served as a data analyst, demonstrating an exceptional aptitude for deciphering complex information. His analytical skills were unmatched. Ian's commitment to his profession was unwavering, and he approached every task with meticulous precision. Beyond his successful career as a data analyst, Ian also found joy in being a landlord. While Ian was undoubtedly dedicated to his work, he also understood the importance of embracing life's pleasures. One of his greatest joys was fishing. He spent countless hours casting lines into serene lakes and rivers, appreciating the simple beauty of the outdoors. Traveling with his wife in their RV was another passion that brought Ian immense happiness. He looked forward to going south for the winter to Zapota, Texas, where they would escape the cold weather and create lasting memories together. Ian's devotion to family shone brightly throughout his life. In 1964, he married the love of his life, Syble Yvonne in Stillwater, Oklahoma—the beginning of a partnership built on love and mutual support. Their journey together spanned over five decades and was filled with laughter, adventure, and companionship. In honor of Ian's memory, let us remember to approach each day with the same level of passion and dedication that he exemplified throughout his life. May we find joy in our pursuits and always treasure the relationships we hold dear. Though Ian may no longer be with us physically, his spirit lives on in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Ian is survived by his wife, Syble Yvonne (Ham) Moore of the home; daughters, Mishell Moore of Cleveland, Oklahoma, Dana Arric and husband Steve of Pryor, Oklahoma, Pam Taylor and husband Jeff of Claremore, Oklahoma, and Julie Walker of Ashville, North Carolina; brother, David Moore and wife Lynn of Anchorage, Alaska; 9 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren and one on the way; and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, John “Frank” and Marjorie (Pope) Moore.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 4, 2023, in the Shipman's Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in the Bixby Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, November 3, 2023 at Shipman's Funeral Home. To leave his family a message, please visit his Tribute Wall at www.shipmansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman's Funeral & Cremation Service.