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Philip Lee ‘Phil’ Moore, 75, Former Sign Painter With Colonial Williamsburg

Philip Lee 'Phil' Moore
Philip Lee ‘Phil’ Moore

SEAFORD — Philip Lee “Phil” Moore, 75, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2021. He was born Aug. 15, 1945, to Faye S. and Ethel Mills Moore.

Phil, a 1965 graduate of York High School, had a distinguished career as a sign painter and artist for Colonial Williamsburg. His achievements included hand-painted artwork of Queen Elizabeth’s carriage when she visited Colonial Williamsburg, hand-painting the Virginia seal on the podium in Virginia General Assembly in Richmond, and painting golf bags for professional golfers, such as Curtis Strange. An independent museum advisory firm featured Phil in one of Colonial Williamsburg’s museums, highlighting his talents and importance to Colonial Williamsburg.

Phil had three passions. He loved to scour the shoreline looking for oddities and artifacts. He was also a blue-ribbon winner duck-decoy carver. In addition, he had a tremendous love for golf. Each of these was clearly obvious as he turned his entire house into a living museum displaying all three of these passions.

In addition to his parents, Phil was preceded in death by his only sibling, Faye S. Moore Jr.

He is survived by his son, Richard M. Moore (Kris); and two daughters, Regan E. Brecke (Stefan) and Miranda L. Moon (Austin). He was known as Chippy to his eight grandchildren, Dylan (Taylor), Megan (Aubrey), Gibson, Mathias, Caroline, Jackson, Avery Marie and Andrew; as well as his two great-granddaughters, Maddy and Blakelynn. He is also survived by his former wife, Amy E. Moore; and other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends beginning at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 1, at Zion United Methodist Church with a celebration of his life following at 3 p.m. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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