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In Memory Of Our Poets

Hiram B Moore (1959-2022) - Class Of 1977

January 13, 1959 - November 19, 2022

Hiram Bender Moore, 63, passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2022, with his family by his side.

Hiram was born January 13, 1959, in Montgomery, Alabama, to Wilburn and Sara Moore. He graduated from Sidney Lanier High School in 1976 and started attending The University of Alabama. He later graduated from AUM with a degree in Political Science. He enlisted in the Alabama Army National Guard in 1984 and served for 23 years before retiring.

Hiram married Kimberly in 1987 and became a loving father to Rachel, Jason, and Joshua. Two years later they welcomed James. Hiram adored being a Dad and particularly enjoyed reading bedtime stories to the kids. Hiram and Kim divorced in 1997 and remained close friends.

Hiram was a devoted father, passionate outdoorsman, and all-around handyman. He celebrated each milestone and achievement in his children’s lives. He was incredibly proud of Rachel’s work with Hospice and that all three of his sons and son-in-law served in the military. He was an active member of the Sierra Club and loved sailing whenever possible.

Hiram met and married his dear wife, Beng, in 2017 and they recently celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary. They were loving companions who enjoyed traveling as well as nights in with karaoke. She tenderly cared for Hiram throughout his medical issues.

Hiram loved nothing more than spending time with his family, primarily through the many pool parties he hosted through the years. He is survived by his wife, Bernadeth (Beng) Moore (née Torregosa); his children, Rachel (Chris) Mackall, Jason Palmer, Joshua (Ashley) Palmer, and James Moore; his siblings, Pam Muschara, Gail Priester, Wade Moore, and Gina Bryant; his cousin, Sandra Hickman, and her family; seven grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at Southern Memorial on Friday, November 25, 2022, at 2:00 PM with the family receiving friends one hour prior.

Instead of flowers, the family requests donations to Alabama Arise or your favorite charity.