Michael “Mike” Lee Moore passed away on Sunday, Feb. 3, in Dallas. The oldest of five children, Moore was born on Nov. 28, 1954, and grew up in Salina, Kansas. He attended Oakdale Elementary School and graduated from Salina Central High School in 1973. In 1976, Moore completed his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Kansas. He went on to earn his Master of Business Administration from Norwood University in Cedar Hill, Texas, in 2012.

Moore married Susann Turner on July 20, 1975, and he and his family moved from Oklahoma to Paris, Texas, where he was the first black store manager for Sears and Roebuck. He later went to work for Lennox Intl., and with over 20 years as director of training, Moore retired in July 2018.

“Mike had an exceptional career and played a pivotal role in the development, growth, and success of Lennox Learning Solutions,” according to the company. “Prior to that, he was vice president of training for Service Experts and International Service Leadership, both prior subsidiaries of Lennox Intl. He was well-known in the HVAC industry and spent over 25 years speaking and motivating contractors.”

Moore is survived by his wife, Susann Turner Moore; his sons, Anthony Michael Moore and Andrew Franklin Moore (Natasha); and his daughter, Andrea Michelle Daniels (Harrison). He also left four grandchildren: Dylan Lindsay, Alexa Moore, Jacob Moore, and Jaxon Moore; as well as his three brothers: Marvin E. Moore (April), Lowell Moore (Kayla), and Reginald Moore; a host of nieces, nephews, and other family members; and many friends.

Publication date: 2/28/2019

Want more HVAC industry news and information? Join The NEWS on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn today!