Joe M. Moore

owner of seven Tulsa, Oklahoma-area funeral homes, died December 12, 2011, at age 92. Moore attended Tulsa University and joined the family business started by his father and brothers. Under his guidance, Moore Funeral Home grew from its original location to become the largest family-owned group of funeral homes in Oklahoma. Currently, the Moore Funeral Home locations have a staff of 47 and conduct more than 1,100 funerals annually. Moore was named Oklahoma Funeral Director of the Year in 1999 and was loved by his employees, most of whom have been with the company for more than 15 years. He was also a longtime member of the International Order of the Golden Rule.

He is survived by son Joseph and two grandchildren.