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March 4, 2013

Moore keeps the power in the family

Third-generation electrician has traveled the world

— Bob Moore graduated from Warner High School on May 9, 1978.

The next day sealed his destiny.

“My dad was an electrical contractor,” Moore recalled. “He said that until I find out what I want to do in life I’d be an electrician.”

He started working for his father’s company on May 10, 1978.

“And I’ve been at it ever since,” he said.

Moore, 53, owns R&M Electrical and Telecommunications Maintenance. He said he’s a third-generation electrician.

“My boys work for me now,” he said. “I guess that makes them fourth-generation.”

The family’s roots in Muskogee go back a generation earlier. Moore said his great-grandfather came to Muskogee with the railroads in the early years of the 20th century.

“My grandfather worked for Jackson Electric back in the 1950s,” Moore said. “My dad worked for Jackson Electric, too. He was a union electrician then, but in 1972, Dad went into business for himself.”

Moore grew up in Muskogee and attended Grant Foreman Elementary and Alice Robertson Junior High schools. He spent a couple of years at Muskogee High School but graduated from Warner.

“I was constantly in trouble, when I was in high school,” he said. “My parents thought it was necessary to get me out of Muskogee and send me to a smaller school.”

Of course, it helped that Moore’s mother taught at Warner. He said he went in his junior class from a school with maybe 800 to 1,000 classmates to one with nearly 62.

After high school, Moore did apprentice work with his father and took a few night classes. He taught at Indian Capital Technology Center for six years.

Now, his job and his interests in hunting and golf take him all over the United States.

Meet Bob Moore

AGE: 53.

HOMETOWN: Muskogee.

CAREER: Owner, R&M  Electrical and Telecommunications Maintenance.

EDUCATION: Warner High School, 1978. Forty college hours at Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology and University of Central Oklahoma.

FAMILY: Wife, Deann; two sons.

CHURCH: Ash Street Baptist Church.

HOBBIES: Hunting, fishing, golf.

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