He was born July 22, 1939, at Lawrenceburg, Tenn., to Robert W. and Virginia R. (Methvin) Moore. He came to Parsons with his parents and attended elementary school. He moved to Lima, Ohio, when he was in the fifth grade and returned to Parsons in the summer before his senior year in high school. He graduated from Parsons High School in 1957. He graduated from Labette Community College in 1963 and from Pittsburg State University in 1965. He served six years in the U.S. Army Reserve.
Roger began a career at First National Bank in Parsons in 1967 and eventually served as an officer and director until his retirement in December 2005. He was senior vice president at the time of his retirement. He was a graduate of the AGA Graduate School of Banking in Madison, Wis., and had served as president of the SEK Group of Bank Administration Institute.
Since October 1988, the Moore family had owned and operated Moore’s Retail Liquor Store at 32nd and Main. He was serving as a director on the Kansas Liquor Board.
For many years, he had been active in club and civic organizations in Parsons. He served as treasurer of the Parsons Kiwanis Club for many years. He was a member of Parsons Lodge No. 117, A.F. & A.M. and of Parsons Elks Lodge No. 527. He had served on the USD 503 Board of Education, on the Parsons Public Library Board and the Labette Community College Alumni Board. He was a member of the LCC Foundation Board. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and for many years played golf at the Parsons Country Club, where he had served on the board of directors.
On Aug. 19, 1962, he married Colleen Bryant at Oswego. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include a son, Dr. R. Michael Moore of Chicago; a daughter, Margo Moore of Parsons; a grandson, Max McKinley of Parsons; his mother, Virginia Weisenberger of Lima, Ohio; a stepmother, Leola Moore of Conway, Ark.; a sister, Lou Anne Ward and her husband, Roy, of Conway, Ark.; three sisters-in-law, Carol Maxton and her husband, Jim, of Galena, Mo., Judy Wayland and her husband, Morgan, of Welch, Okla., and Mary McCoy of Parsons; a brother-in-law, Richard Bryant and his wife, Linda, of Columbus; and several nieces and nephews.
His father, Robert “Bob” Moore, preceded him in death in 1991.
The service will be at 2 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery. The family received friends at Carson-Wall Funeral Home on Monday.
Memorials are suggested to First Presbyterian Church, the American Cancer Society or Operation Bright Touch and may be left at or sent to the funeral home, P.O. Box 942, Parsons, KS 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.