Gary L. Moore, founder of G.L. Moore Tire and Automotive Inc. in Springfield, died April 28. He was 59.
Mr. Moore spent nearly 40 years in the tire industry, beginning in 1966 when he started as a salesman for a B.F. Goodrich tire store. He opened his own store in 1972 and at one point operated three outlets.
A member of the Missouri Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association, Mr. Moore was active in his community, including helping develop a bypass to Highway 65. He was instrumental in the construction of an indoor park for Springfield Skate Park and also was active in a number of charities.
Mr. Moore is survived by his wife, Sandra, co-owner of the dealership; two sons, including Dane, a store manager; his mother, two grandchildren; three sisters and five brothers.