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Michael Frank Moore

December 9, 1946 ~ June 12, 2022 (age 75)


Michael Frank “Mike” Moore, age 75 of Newport, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2022.

Mike was a Christian, and a member of Northport Baptist Church. A lifelong educator, Mike taught at Northport, Edgemont, and Cosby High School. As a teacher, he was passionate about history. More than anything, however, Mike loved his family, delighting in his kids and grandkids.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank & Polly Moore; and his in-laws, Walter “Penny” & Dixie Hance.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 54 years, Dorothy Hance Moore; children, Michael Frank Moore, II and Paulena Moore (David) Tripucka; grandchildren, Sarah Michelle Tripucka (and fiance’ Eli Hodge) & Caleb David Tripucka; brother, Patrick (Bonita) Moore; brother & sister in law, Anthony & Anna Hance; several nieces & nephews; and countless students for whom he cared deeply.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff and caregivers of Tennova Newport Medical Center, Smoky Mountain Home Health & Hospice, and Newport Health & Rehab.

Family & friends may sign the guest book for Mr. Moore at Brown Funeral Home during office hours. Meanwhile, his graveside service will be held privately. Condolences may also be offered online at

Brown Funeral Home is honored to serve the Moore family.

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