December 30, 1962 ~ July 3, 2022

Born in: Kirksville, Missouri
Resided in: Suwanee, Georgia

Russell P. Moore, III passed away on Sunday, July 3, 2022 in a motor vehicle accident at the age of 59.

Russell was born to Russell P. (Jack) Moore, Jr. and Charlotte Watkins Moore Appledorn in Kirksville, MO on December 30th, 1962. He grew up in Ft. Madison, IA, the place he always considered home. He later moved to Carrollton, TX where he attended Newman Smith High School. He was an All-Star pitcher and also played outfield on the Trojans Baseball Team. After graduating from Newman Smith in 1981, he played baseball on scholarship at North Texas State.  He enjoyed his life in TX, especially wearing cowboy hats and boots, and making friendships that would last a lifetime.

Russell joined the US Navy in 1984, he was on active duty with VA-205, a Squadron of the US Naval Reserve, based at NAS Atlanta. He served 4-years and was honorably discharged in 1988. While serving in the Navy, he earned a BBA with a concentration in Marketing at Kennesaw State University.

Russell met his loving wife, Kimberly Shane Phillips, in 1991 in Marietta, GA and on October 1, 1994, they were married in Suwanee, where they’ve resided in Olde Atlanta Club for over 24-years. They spent many years building successful businesses together and had a wonderful life with their adopted fur-babies. On June 18, 2009, they were blessed with the birth of their son, Jackson Wayne Moore. Jackson was the light of Russell’s life and was loved beyond measure.

Russell and Shane were the Founders of Paces Medical and Paces MedEquip. Together, they provided the vision, guidance, and commitment to service excellence that made Paces successful. Russell was incredibly proud of his staff and was honored to support his customers. He enjoyed what he did and was always the trusted advisor. Shane is determined to carry on his legacy.

In addition to Shane and Jackson, Russell is survived by his mother and stepfather, Charlotte and Donald Appledorn; his father and wife, Russell P. Moore, Jr. and Jan Moore; his half-siblings, Mark and Erin Moore; and his brother-in-law, James Stacy Phillips; nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles including his Cousin Mitch, who he was especially close to, and his Aunt Phyllis. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Wayne and Virginia Watkins and RP, Sr. and Ann Moore.

Russell loved spending time in the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and developing his property on Burnt Mountain in Northeast Georgia. Russell always found joy in life. He was often telling jokes and playing practical jokes on those around him.

The Celebration of Life will be held at Windermere Golf Club, 5000 Davis Love Drive, Cumming, GA 30041 on Monday, July 11, 2022, at 1 pm. The family will be there to welcome friends and relatives.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in his honor to the American Heart Association, the Forsyth County Humane Society, or the Charity of your choosing.

Services

Celebration of Life: July 11, 2022 1:00 pm - July 11, 2022 2:00 pm

Windermere Golf Club
5000 Davis Love Drive
Cumming, GA 30041


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  1. To Kimberly, Shane, Jackson and all of Russell’s family, I send my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. The news of his passing hit me hard. I am still reeling from it. He and I became fast friends when we met as kids and rode our minibikes together. We had a lot of fun doing all kinds of things on them, exploring the woods, shooting guns, playing with fireworks and all manner of boyish pursuits. I am so glad I got to see him at my parents’ house in Fort Madison one more time some years back when you were in town. And I am grateful that he and I were able to reconnect once the internet made it possible. I am devastated from this loss, and you all have been on my mind since I learned of it.

    My thoughts will be with you always, and you have my enduring sympathy. He will be missed greatly. I will always have great memories of our friendship and the good times we had.

  2. CandleImageDear Shane and Jackson and family,
    My heartedly prayers are being lifted daily for you! I know how shocked you all most feel!
    Russell was an incredible person always full of Love and Light! Darryl and I often said we wished we had spent more time with you guys over the years! Russell reached out after Darryl passed away and wanted me to come see your guys and see your place in Jasper! I regret that not happening !! He was so proud of you and Jackson and this accomplishment!!

    Shane I’m here if you need to talk!

    Much love and Hugs and prayers !!

    Eileen Payne -Ghee

  3. Dear Shane,
    Ive been praying for all of you since receiving phone call from Charlotte. This was the most shocking and devastating news. I was sure when I received your text you were organizing a surprise “60” birthday party. As others have stated I’d been planning on calling and visiting since I retired. Sorry I put it off.
    On to good memories ❤️ I’ll never forget when I first met Russell, guess he felt that was more professional sounding than Jackie. He’d come back asking for business every week. Finally he wore me down. He would bring donuts, lunches for my staff, flirt with the techs. They all loved him. Plus he was so funny and green in the medical field. We really had some good times and laughs together. I remember how crazy in love he was with Shane and talked about wanting to ask her to marry him. He didn’t have 2 nickels to rub together. Then you guys got married worked hard together building Paces. Then the surprise call Jackson ❤️ He sure loved his guy/son. I could go on an on.. My love and prayers to Charlotte and Don too..

  4. Dear Charlotte, Don, Shane, Jackson,
    I’m sending prayers and love to you, and want you to know that I have such wonderful memories of Russell over the years.
    He was a darling, lovable and warm man, who I so enjoyed spending time with when he visited LWR.
    We all share in your loss…………
    Wrapping my arms around you all.
    Barb

  5. CandleImageOur thoughts and prayers are with the family.

    Our deepest condolences.

    May the lord keep you and protect you all.

  6. Shane and Jackson Words can describe how sorry we are for your loss. We feel privileged to have known Russell he was always a soft spoken and kind individual and when we bumped into each other he took time to catch up on our family’s updates. Big hugs to all.
    Carlos and Deanna Delgado

  7. Dear Charlotte and Don,
    I have no words for y’all that will help your aching hearts. All I know is he was a wonderful young man and that he loved you both dearly. I’m thankful I got to know him and be friends with him. I hate that I let life get in the way and didn’t make more of an effort to stay in closer contact with Russell and his family. Please know that I’m praying for all of you.
    All my love and condolences. 🙏🏻

  8. Dear Charlotte, Don, Shane and Jackson,
    The world was a better place because of Russell and he will surely be missed by all. We are sending prayers as you go through this most difficult time and know that we are here for you.
    Donna, Jesse and Kim

  9. Dear Shane and Jackson,
    We are all so saddened by your loss. We will truly miss Jackie’s positive, humble and fun nature. Nearly every conversation we can recall with him over the last several years involved him speaking of his sweet wife and amazing son. Shane, he adored you and Jackson, words cannot describe how much your father loved you and how proud of you he was. Our deepest sympathy to you both.
    The McCoy Family

  10. CandleImageI named him BIG DADDY when he came into my office smiling said Ms. Faye I am going to be a daddy and I called him BIG DADDY he loved it I miss you already my friend thank you for all you did for me you left some big shoes to fill rest in heaven love you forever.

  11. CandleImageWords alone cannot express the shock I experienced upon learning of Russell’s passing. The entire Moore family is on our prayer list and Russell will be remembered as the warm, kind & generous person I knew. I always looked forward to his visits at the Ft. Myers lab. He will be truly missed.

  12. Shane, Our hearts are broken for you. We’ve loved you from years gone by and have been thrilled to watch your life unfold with happiness and prosperity. We will pray for you and Jackson as you search for comfort. God’s loving grace will guide you and help you through this time. Certainly you will never get over it but you will get through it. We are so deeply sorry for your loss.
    Much love,
    Andrew and Karen Watson

  13. CandleImageTo Shane and Jackson.
    Our hearts and thoughts are with you every day since we heard of the tragic loss of Russell.
    We send our love and hugs to you and the family at this very sad time and hope that day by day you may heal and find some peace with all the happy memories that you have in your heart.
    Kevin, Jacqui, William, Richard and families. Xx

  14. CandleImageShane, you know how much you and Jackson mean to Scott me and the girls. Russell was as bright and shiny as they come. His sense of humor and true love for life and love for you and Jackson was amazing to behold. Please know we love you both and continue to lift you up daily. May Gods comfort and peace be all around you. Love Taylor

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