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Celebrating the life of
John "Sammy" Moore
July 06, 1951 - January 01, 2018
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Memorial Service
  • 11:00am - Saturday, January 20, 2018
  • Isle of Hope Baptist Church
  • 22 Rose Ave. (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-355-9815

I only knew Sammy though his art. His pictures touched so many lives including my own. Prayers for you all through this difficult time.

Patrick Kovalck, Shinnston, WV

What do you say about the loss of someone like Sammy? I guess "Thanks" will about do it for me. It's been a long, good ride and I was blessed to have known you for all these years. Keep sending us sunshine and shadows and we'll think of you every time we snap our shutters. Prayers of peace and healing to all who knew, cared about and loved you.

Paul Mazo, Savannah, GA

Sammy and I grew up together on our Isle of Hope. A good friend and a great person that was loved by so many. RIP

jim mathis, Rincon, Georgia

Rest in peace Sammy, you will be missed

Susan Giasson (Berry), Atlantic, IA

Rest in peace Sammy, you will never missed.

Susan Giasson(Berry), Atlantic, IA

Such a great loss to all that knew and loved him. Sammy, may you rest in peace.

Becky Rhodes Toole, Walhalla, SC

Sammy was a wonderful person and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. His photography reflected himself. It showed the beauty of nature and life. Sammy loved life , people, and nature.

Sam Smith, Savannah, GA

Sammy was a kind and gentle soul and we all are better for having known him.

Kim and Ava Harris, Savannah, Ga

Sammy will be truly missed by everyone. May GOD's love always be with you Sammy.

Corky Corcoran, Savannah, Ga

I've known Sammy since I was a child. I can't remember anything about him that isn't good. He was always so kind and gentle. He never talked bad about anyone. We fought many fires together on the Isle of Hope Fire Department. He was always there when we needed him. I feel better knowing that Sammy is through suffering, he had it rough the last few months. Michael Gross, Billy Hughes and others were there for Sammy, true friends indeed. As sad as we friends all are, it must be so much worse for you his family. I pray for your peace and comfort. God Bless.

Steve Christiansen, Isle of Hope, GA

Sambo, Kaye and I will never forget you. That would be impossible. I do wish that I would have stopped by Sammy and Cats more often. I always enjoyed trading stories with you about Newton’s, Barbee’s Pavilion, a cherry smash, Kinsey’s , the JFK family play at IOH school in 1962 that we were in, your photography, Mr Blissett, Cookie, Nanny, Luke, Shorty, Mike, Bandy’s Baits, and of course, Johnny and Howard. You and Howard were Deke and Bug. I think Harriett was responsible for that. She and big Howard were always really good to your friends. Every chance I get, I always point out the little house on Ferguson that you and Howard grew up in. Sambo, I’ve been blessed with the best friends anyone could have. I never knew a better person than you. The closest would be Johnny. We will all miss you as long as we live, but there is no way to fill the void. There is no one like you. No one to even remind us of you. You were one of God’s treasured gems.... a Masterpiece.

Greg and Kaye Burch, Savannah, Ga

For the family of Sammy- from reading all the facebook posts about Sammy these last few days, one cannot help but think there was an angel among us. I must agree. Robert and I both loved Sammy, his kindness, gentleness, the ease of being around him, his positive outlook on life. The obvious love he had for any creatures, human or not, that he came into contact with, was always evident. His appreciation for his world showed through the brilliant photographs he took, and the fact that he shared these every day along with his lovely witty captions brought that appreciation to so many other peope. We all came to depend on his posts. They were church for me. I miss him.

Erica Rollings, Savannah, GA

I always considered Sammy an integral part of of Isle of Hope. I remember him from when I was young and have especially enjoyed reconnecting and seeing his photos with beautiful reminders of my home when I couldn't be there. I have appreciated his genuine kindness-he reached out when my parents moved, capturing one of my favorite photos of my dad. His love and knowledge of the world around him was a gift to all of us-something he freely shared. His photos inspire people to take more notice of the nature around them. Sammy, you are missed. I know my dad was there to welcome you. Rest in peace, hurt no longer, and know, that the legacy you have left us will be continued in your honor. God bless!

Susan Norris Carter, Windermere, FL

Sammy was a remarkable man. Isle of Hope will miss his smiling face and beautiful photos of nature. It was a privilege knowing him.

Marilyn Hendricks, New Castle, Co

I grew up with Sammy on Ferguson Ave. in our childhood, along with his brother Howard. He was a little older than me. I caught up with Sammy through his love of nature, Isle of Hope, the sunrises and sunsets, and we became friends again. I kept encouraging him, along with others to make a coffee table book of all his photo's. He was a kind, gentle man. Everyone who crossed his path, fell in love with his smiles, his stories, his love for life, his joy and his love of nature. He will be greatly missed !!! He touched many, many lives and his legacy will live on through all the memories he left behind. R.I.P. my dear friend until we meet again in heaven !!! It is well with your soul !!!

Kay Lanier Grandgeorge, Little Rock, AR

I've known Sammy aka.(Rig Rat) since 1994 where I worked with him for four years as a BCO on the DF-96. He was more than a boss to me, a man I admired, a friend and I stayed in contact through the years even as our careers carried us different paths in life. Through his stories about family and friends it was almost as I knew them personally. I will definitely miss his wisdom and insight on life. R.I.P. my friend.

Carl Cornwell, Columbia, LA

One of the most genuine warmest person you could ever wish to meet, Bye dear old friend , miss you already Rest peacefully your battle is over. Eddy

Eddy Hall, Aberdeen, Scotland,

Rest In Peace Sammy you will be missed

Melanie Page , Brunswick , Ga

So sorry for your loss. Sammy will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Howard and family at this difficult time. R.I.P.

Nancy&Jeff Rowland, Marilyn Florie, Savannah, Ga

My deepest condolences to all of you. Sammy was a fine gentleman and lots of fun to work with and hang with. His caring and sense of humor will be missed. ?

Matthew Decker, Houston, Texas

Rest In Peace Sammy ! What a great great man ! I first met Sammy in 1993 offshore and would see him from time to time when I went to Houston. I know he loved Georgia and especially the isle of hope and the people there. He talked about it all the time ! Thoughts with his family

Buck, Waynesboro, Ms

My sincere condolences to the family on your loss and please know your loss is shared by many and that Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has promised at John 5:28 to resurrect our loved ones from the dead. Please visit www.jw.org for more promises.

Henry, , GA

I enjoyed working with Sammy at Transocean and also enjoyed his photos. He seemed to catch the right light at the right time with the right subject! I know he loved what he did! Rest in peace.

Cyde Gregersen, Sugar Land, Texas

I also had the privilege of working with Sammy. He was so kind, generous, funny and caring. He was truly special and he will be missed. I am so grateful I knew him.

Laurie Rebman, Houston, TX

I met Sammey when he worked with Transoceanic through my daughter who also worked at Transoceanic. I will miss seeing his beautiful pictures on Facebook.

Virginia wood, Houston, Tx

You and your vision will be greatly missed. Rest in peace

Pat Tanguay, Savannah, Ga

It is with my deepest regret and utmost respect that I offer my condolences to the family of Sammie Moore. I didn’t know him well but enjoyed his sense of humor and totally fascinated by his beautiful photography. He will be greatly missed by those left on earth.

Nancy Furlong, Savannah, Ga

Wonderful and loving Man

Joe A Roesberry, Isle of Wight, Gawon

The World is a better place because Sammy was here. He touched so many people and was loved by all. An inspiration to us, a kind, loving, gentleman. We miss you Sammy but Thank You for being a friend. I am honored to have known you.

Forrest Shoemaker, Honolulu, Hi

Rest In Peace, Sammy

Roy Banks, Flowery Branch, Ga

I met Sammy while working at Transocean. He was always so kind and full of wit. I really enjoyed his company and generosity. He will surely be missed. My sincerest condolences to his family.

Melanie Mechura , , TX

The Isle of Hope community will forever cherish Sammy’s humor, gentle spirit, big heart & magnificent photography . Much Love & Sympathy ....

Carol Hammock Williamson , Savannah , Ga

Please accept my deepest sympathy. Sammy was such a talented and kind man. He lives on in the hearts of his friends and in his beautiful photographs.

Alice Quante Libet, Charleston, SC

I am soo sorry for your loss. Sammy was a very good friend of my late husband. He will be missed. He was a great and silly man. My thoughts and prayers are with y'all. He suffered enough, way to good of a man to suffer that much. He fought a long fight, now is at peace. God bless him.

Elaine Parker, Ellabell, Ga

The loss of Sammy has me heart broken. I worked with Sammy for many years. He touched my life in so many ways. His love of his family, friends and work was such an inspiration. Not only was he a mentor to me;he was a true friend. All you had to do was look at his photography to see his love of nature, life and his wonderful sense of humor. Rest in Peace my Dear Friend.

Ursula Gouner, Lafayette, La

Please accept my sympathy with the recent passing of Sammy. Sammy's beautiful pictures of Isle of Hope helped me enjoy my childhood home even when I was unable to visit. He was a truly exceptional person and will be missed by many.

Angela Quante Forand, Irmo, SC

I never got to meet Sammy, just knew through his photography and his kind answers to my many questions...He certainly made the world a more beautiful place! He will be sorely missed...

Lynn Chamblee, Starkville, MS

You brightened my days with your wit and photography. I felt as if I knew you Sammy

Helen J. macDonald, St.Sauveur Quebec Canada,

Rest in peace.

Vernon L. Gandy, Sava., Ga.

Condolences to Sammy’s family. It was a joy to learn by observation and listening to Sammy. Rest In Peace Cuz

david epstein, Savannah , Ga

Thoughts and Prayers are with all of you.

Jimmy Cooney. Jack&Sharon Witt, MooreHaven Fl. Pembroke Ga., Ga.

We are lucky to have had Sammy in our lives, Donny grew up at Isle of Hope and we have really enjoyed seeing Sammy's beautiful photographs on line. Peace to his family and know that he was great appreciated. Carmen Ayala McIntyre ??

Carmen and Donny McIntyre , Loveland , Ohio

Sammy was a hero of the ages. He was the kindest man I knew. He was brave, talented, generous, humble, and a true friend to one and all. I loved him. My grandchildren loved him. Isle of Hope has lost part of it's heart and soul.

Marilyn Solana , Fayetteville , Ga

The first time I met Sammy was at the Wymberly dock 1967. He played a joke on me with his voice. Thought something was wrong with his voice box. Later I heard his real voice we both had a big laugh.

Billy Paige, Midway, Ga.

Our families have known each other for more than just our generation. Isle of Hope was (& is) a tight knit group of residents...your light will live on and on. The Barbees of IOH

Kathy Barbee Roper, Savannah , Ga

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

To Sammy’s family, I only met Sammy once but I talked to him an hour. I had seen some of his photography & wanted him to get published because I was such a fan. I have enjoyed his photography so much which will be his legacy. Along with the fact that he was one of the nicest people I ever met. I’d see him afterwards in Isle of Hope, always with his camera. He will truly be missed and may his memory be eternal. Prayers to his family.

Crystal Anestos Nelson, Cape Coral, FL

This crazy chicken lady (the name you gave me)will always remember you. Thanks for all the conversations, laughs, and beautiful pictures. I’m going to miss you dearly, but I’m so thankful you are at peace. Love you always

Melody Stewart, Savannah, GA

Sammy was a sweetheart and will be missed by so many who loved him. I don't think he ever met a stranger, had a constant smile, and always a friend in need. Fly with the angels now, Sammy. You're at peace.

Roxie Bryant, Savannah, GA

Growing up on Isle of Hope of course I knew of Sammy and even met him a few times along the way, but it wasn't until I (like many of his other fans) came across his wonderful Facebook photos and posts that I felt like I really got to know him. His humor and sheer talent were abundant and he was truly an artist. My condolences to his family and everyone who will miss him dearly...which is pretty much everyone! His passing leaves a gaping hole in this community.

Anna Ivey, Savannah , GA

Growing up on Isle of Hope of course I knew of Sammy and even met him a few times along the way, but it wasn't until I (like many of his other fans) came across his wonderful Facebook photos and posts that I felt like I really got to know him. His humor and sheer talent were abundant and he was truly an artist. My condolences to his family and everyone who will miss him dearly...which is pretty much everyone! His passing leaves a gaping hole in this community.

Anna Ivey, Savannah , GA

Jim grew up with Sammy on Isle of Hope, and I met him while volunteering with the IOH Fire Dept. My children loved Sammy and I took them by to see him and his cats whenever he was home from the oil rig. He was a gentle soul, and was much loved by everyone that knew him, both two legged and four legged. He had a self deprecating sense of humor that was evident in the captions of his breath taking photographs. I send out my condolences to Howard and his family and all the friends who are mourning his loss.

Ruth and Jim Mathis, Rincon, Ga

The world was a brighter place with Sammy in it, & he will be greatly missed! The combination of hIs open hearted point of view and his refined photographers eye gave the world a lasting legacy of beautiful photos. In multiple ways, Sammy brought JOY to our lives. Blessing for the family!

Ann K. Waters, Charlotte, NC

I met Sammie at Transocean. He always took time to say hello and say kind words about everyone. He was a kind man who loved his Isle of Hope. I will miss his pictures and his unique captions. May his family find comfort in his many pictures during this difficult time. RIP Sammie..

Nancy, Houston, Tx

My condolences to the Moore family for the loss of your dear loved one. During this most difficult time, may your hearts be comforted by Jehovah God, the God of all comfort who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others.(2 Cor. 1:3,4) Also during the days to come, may Sammy's sweet memories fill your hearts with joy and peace.

Thomas, Snellville, Ga.

RIP Sammy Moore ....the world is a better place because you were in in....we will miss your sharing all those wonderful photos of the critters around the rivers & marches at Isle of Hope ....thank you for being a good man and excellent ambassador for Isle of Hope..we Love you and know that you are at peace now..you are missed but will not be forgotten....I feel blessed to have been able to come visit you this past September 2017 with your cousin Elle & Joe Nielubowicz .....Our heartfelt condolences to the family & friends.

Chester & Sandi Nielubowicz BC62', Isle of Hope , GA

YOU SURE TOUCHED ALOT OF LIVES ALONG THE WAY SAMMY!!!! YOU WILL SURELY BE MISSED MAY YOU REST IN PEACE

JOE BERRY, SAVANNAH, GA

John Samuel (Sammy) Moore, born in Savannah, Georgia, on July 6, 1951, died at home on the first day of the year 2018, after a prolonged battle with prostate cancer. The son of Harriet Josephine Reynolds and Howard Lee Moore, Sr., he is survived by a brother, Howard Lee Moore, Jr., and more cousins than anyone but Sammy could count.

Sammy graduated from Jenkins High School in 1969 and went on to attend college at both the University of Georgia and Armstrong State University. His richly varied work history included several years as an orderly in the emergency room at Memorial hospital and a stint as tool pusher and tug pilot with Diamond construction. Beginning in the late 1970’s he began work on the Offshore Mercury oil rig as a painter and advanced to a position as ballast control officer, a station he held on several different offshore rigs in the North Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico before eventually settling into a career as a safety official with Transocean oil company in Houston, Texas. He was also a volunteer fireman for the Isle of Hope fire department. In retirement Sammy took up photography and soon began to post and print potent imagery of Georgia’s coastal environment, centered on his beloved Isle of Hope.

A memorial service will be held ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­11 a.m. Saturday, January 20, at the Isle of Hope Baptist church to enable the many people who knew and loved Sammy Moore to celebrate his life, together.

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I only knew Sammy though his art. His pictures touched so many lives including my own. Prayers for you all through this difficult time.

Patrick Kovalck, Shinnston, WV

What do you say about the loss of someone like Sammy? I guess "Thanks" will about do it for me. It's been a long, good ride and I was blessed to have known you for all these years. Keep sending us sunshine and shadows and we'll think of you every time we snap our shutters. Prayers of peace and healing to all who knew, cared about and loved you.

Paul Mazo, Savannah, GA

Sammy and I grew up together on our Isle of Hope. A good friend and a great person that was loved by so many. RIP

jim mathis, Rincon, Georgia

Rest in peace Sammy, you will be missed

Susan Giasson (Berry), Atlantic, IA

Rest in peace Sammy, you will never missed.

Susan Giasson(Berry), Atlantic, IA

Candle tribute lit by Carolyn Beebe, Savannah — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Carolyn Beebe, Savannah — Georgia

Such a great loss to all that knew and loved him. Sammy, may you rest in peace.

Becky Rhodes Toole, Walhalla, SC

Sammy was a wonderful person and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. His photography reflected himself. It showed the beauty of nature and life. Sammy loved life , people, and nature.

Sam Smith, Savannah, GA

Sammy was a kind and gentle soul and we all are better for having known him.

Kim and Ava Harris, Savannah, Ga

Sammy will be truly missed by everyone. May GOD's love always be with you Sammy.

Corky Corcoran, Savannah, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Denna Shuman — Georgia

I've known Sammy since I was a child. I can't remember anything about him that isn't good. He was always so kind and gentle. He never talked bad about anyone. We fought many fires together on the Isle of Hope Fire Department. He was always there when we needed him. I feel better knowing that Sammy is through suffering, he had it rough the last few months. Michael Gross, Billy Hughes and others were there for Sammy, true friends indeed. As sad as we friends all are, it must be so much worse for you his family. I pray for your peace and comfort. God Bless.

Steve Christiansen, Isle of Hope, GA

Sambo, Kaye and I will never forget you. That would be impossible. I do wish that I would have stopped by Sammy and Cats more often. I always enjoyed trading stories with you about Newton’s, Barbee’s Pavilion, a cherry smash, Kinsey’s , the JFK family play at IOH school in 1962 that we were in, your photography, Mr Blissett, Cookie, Nanny, Luke, Shorty, Mike, Bandy’s Baits, and of course, Johnny and Howard. You and Howard were Deke and Bug. I think Harriett was responsible for that. She and big Howard were always really good to your friends. Every chance I get, I always point out the little house on Ferguson that you and Howard grew up in. Sambo, I’ve been blessed with the best friends anyone could have. I never knew a better person than you. The closest would be Johnny. We will all miss you as long as we live, but there is no way to fill the void. There is no one like you. No one to even remind us of you. You were one of God’s treasured gems.... a Masterpiece.

Greg and Kaye Burch, Savannah, Ga

For the family of Sammy- from reading all the facebook posts about Sammy these last few days, one cannot help but think there was an angel among us. I must agree. Robert and I both loved Sammy, his kindness, gentleness, the ease of being around him, his positive outlook on life. The obvious love he had for any creatures, human or not, that he came into contact with, was always evident. His appreciation for his world showed through the brilliant photographs he took, and the fact that he shared these every day along with his lovely witty captions brought that appreciation to so many other peope. We all came to depend on his posts. They were church for me. I miss him.

Erica Rollings, Savannah, GA

I always considered Sammy an integral part of of Isle of Hope. I remember him from when I was young and have especially enjoyed reconnecting and seeing his photos with beautiful reminders of my home when I couldn't be there. I have appreciated his genuine kindness-he reached out when my parents moved, capturing one of my favorite photos of my dad. His love and knowledge of the world around him was a gift to all of us-something he freely shared. His photos inspire people to take more notice of the nature around them. Sammy, you are missed. I know my dad was there to welcome you. Rest in peace, hurt no longer, and know, that the legacy you have left us will be continued in your honor. God bless!

Susan Norris Carter, Windermere, FL

Sammy was a remarkable man. Isle of Hope will miss his smiling face and beautiful photos of nature. It was a privilege knowing him.

Marilyn Hendricks, New Castle, Co

I grew up with Sammy on Ferguson Ave. in our childhood, along with his brother Howard. He was a little older than me. I caught up with Sammy through his love of nature, Isle of Hope, the sunrises and sunsets, and we became friends again. I kept encouraging him, along with others to make a coffee table book of all his photo's. He was a kind, gentle man. Everyone who crossed his path, fell in love with his smiles, his stories, his love for life, his joy and his love of nature. He will be greatly missed !!! He touched many, many lives and his legacy will live on through all the memories he left behind. R.I.P. my dear friend until we meet again in heaven !!! It is well with your soul !!!

Kay Lanier Grandgeorge, Little Rock, AR

I've known Sammy aka.(Rig Rat) since 1994 where I worked with him for four years as a BCO on the DF-96. He was more than a boss to me, a man I admired, a friend and I stayed in contact through the years even as our careers carried us different paths in life. Through his stories about family and friends it was almost as I knew them personally. I will definitely miss his wisdom and insight on life. R.I.P. my friend.

Carl Cornwell, Columbia, LA

One of the most genuine warmest person you could ever wish to meet, Bye dear old friend , miss you already Rest peacefully your battle is over. Eddy

Eddy Hall, Aberdeen, Scotland,

Rest In Peace Sammy you will be missed

Melanie Page , Brunswick , Ga

Candle tribute lit by Sly Knight — Georgia

So sorry for your loss. Sammy will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Howard and family at this difficult time. R.I.P.

Nancy&Jeff Rowland, Marilyn Florie, Savannah, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Marilyn Florie — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Nancy&Jeff Rowland — Georgia

My deepest condolences to all of you. Sammy was a fine gentleman and lots of fun to work with and hang with. His caring and sense of humor will be missed. ?

Matthew Decker, Houston, Texas

Rest In Peace Sammy ! What a great great man ! I first met Sammy in 1993 offshore and would see him from time to time when I went to Houston. I know he loved Georgia and especially the isle of hope and the people there. He talked about it all the time ! Thoughts with his family

Buck, Waynesboro, Ms

My sincere condolences to the family on your loss and please know your loss is shared by many and that Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has promised at John 5:28 to resurrect our loved ones from the dead. Please visit www.jw.org for more promises.

Henry, , GA

I enjoyed working with Sammy at Transocean and also enjoyed his photos. He seemed to catch the right light at the right time with the right subject! I know he loved what he did! Rest in peace.

Cyde Gregersen, Sugar Land, Texas

I also had the privilege of working with Sammy. He was so kind, generous, funny and caring. He was truly special and he will be missed. I am so grateful I knew him.

Laurie Rebman, Houston, TX

I met Sammey when he worked with Transoceanic through my daughter who also worked at Transoceanic. I will miss seeing his beautiful pictures on Facebook.

Virginia wood, Houston, Tx

Candle tribute lit by Steve Johnson — Georgia

You and your vision will be greatly missed. Rest in peace

Pat Tanguay, Savannah, Ga

It is with my deepest regret and utmost respect that I offer my condolences to the family of Sammie Moore. I didn’t know him well but enjoyed his sense of humor and totally fascinated by his beautiful photography. He will be greatly missed by those left on earth.

Nancy Furlong, Savannah, Ga

Wonderful and loving Man

Joe A Roesberry, Isle of Wight, Gawon

The World is a better place because Sammy was here. He touched so many people and was loved by all. An inspiration to us, a kind, loving, gentleman. We miss you Sammy but Thank You for being a friend. I am honored to have known you.

Forrest Shoemaker, Honolulu, Hi

Rest In Peace, Sammy

Roy Banks, Flowery Branch, Ga

I met Sammy while working at Transocean. He was always so kind and full of wit. I really enjoyed his company and generosity. He will surely be missed. My sincerest condolences to his family.

Melanie Mechura , , TX

The Isle of Hope community will forever cherish Sammy’s humor, gentle spirit, big heart & magnificent photography . Much Love & Sympathy ....

Carol Hammock Williamson , Savannah , Ga

Candle tribute lit by Carol Hammock Williamson — Georgia

Please accept my deepest sympathy. Sammy was such a talented and kind man. He lives on in the hearts of his friends and in his beautiful photographs.

Alice Quante Libet, Charleston, SC

I am soo sorry for your loss. Sammy was a very good friend of my late husband. He will be missed. He was a great and silly man. My thoughts and prayers are with y'all. He suffered enough, way to good of a man to suffer that much. He fought a long fight, now is at peace. God bless him.

Elaine Parker, Ellabell, Ga

The loss of Sammy has me heart broken. I worked with Sammy for many years. He touched my life in so many ways. His love of his family, friends and work was such an inspiration. Not only was he a mentor to me;he was a true friend. All you had to do was look at his photography to see his love of nature, life and his wonderful sense of humor. Rest in Peace my Dear Friend.

Ursula Gouner, Lafayette, La

Please accept my sympathy with the recent passing of Sammy. Sammy's beautiful pictures of Isle of Hope helped me enjoy my childhood home even when I was unable to visit. He was a truly exceptional person and will be missed by many.

Angela Quante Forand, Irmo, SC

I never got to meet Sammy, just knew through his photography and his kind answers to my many questions...He certainly made the world a more beautiful place! He will be sorely missed...

Lynn Chamblee, Starkville, MS

You brightened my days with your wit and photography. I felt as if I knew you Sammy

Helen J. macDonald, St.Sauveur Quebec Canada,

Rest in peace.

Vernon L. Gandy, Sava., Ga.

Condolences to Sammy’s family. It was a joy to learn by observation and listening to Sammy. Rest In Peace Cuz

david epstein, Savannah , Ga

Candle tribute lit by Paula Power — South Carolina

Candle tribute lit by Cheryl Ellett Logan — Virginia

Thoughts and Prayers are with all of you.

Jimmy Cooney. Jack&Sharon Witt, MooreHaven Fl. Pembroke Ga., Ga.

We are lucky to have had Sammy in our lives, Donny grew up at Isle of Hope and we have really enjoyed seeing Sammy's beautiful photographs on line. Peace to his family and know that he was great appreciated. Carmen Ayala McIntyre ??

Carmen and Donny McIntyre , Loveland , Ohio

Sammy was a hero of the ages. He was the kindest man I knew. He was brave, talented, generous, humble, and a true friend to one and all. I loved him. My grandchildren loved him. Isle of Hope has lost part of it's heart and soul.

Marilyn Solana , Fayetteville , Ga

The first time I met Sammy was at the Wymberly dock 1967. He played a joke on me with his voice. Thought something was wrong with his voice box. Later I heard his real voice we both had a big laugh.

Billy Paige, Midway, Ga.

Our families have known each other for more than just our generation. Isle of Hope was (& is) a tight knit group of residents...your light will live on and on. The Barbees of IOH

Kathy Barbee Roper, Savannah , Ga

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

To Sammy’s family, I only met Sammy once but I talked to him an hour. I had seen some of his photography & wanted him to get published because I was such a fan. I have enjoyed his photography so much which will be his legacy. Along with the fact that he was one of the nicest people I ever met. I’d see him afterwards in Isle of Hope, always with his camera. He will truly be missed and may his memory be eternal. Prayers to his family.

Crystal Anestos Nelson, Cape Coral, FL

Candle tribute lit by Kathy Barbee Roper — Georgia

This crazy chicken lady (the name you gave me)will always remember you. Thanks for all the conversations, laughs, and beautiful pictures. I’m going to miss you dearly, but I’m so thankful you are at peace. Love you always

Melody Stewart, Savannah, GA

Sammy was a sweetheart and will be missed by so many who loved him. I don't think he ever met a stranger, had a constant smile, and always a friend in need. Fly with the angels now, Sammy. You're at peace.

Roxie Bryant, Savannah, GA

Growing up on Isle of Hope of course I knew of Sammy and even met him a few times along the way, but it wasn't until I (like many of his other fans) came across his wonderful Facebook photos and posts that I felt like I really got to know him. His humor and sheer talent were abundant and he was truly an artist. My condolences to his family and everyone who will miss him dearly...which is pretty much everyone! His passing leaves a gaping hole in this community.

Anna Ivey, Savannah , GA

Growing up on Isle of Hope of course I knew of Sammy and even met him a few times along the way, but it wasn't until I (like many of his other fans) came across his wonderful Facebook photos and posts that I felt like I really got to know him. His humor and sheer talent were abundant and he was truly an artist. My condolences to his family and everyone who will miss him dearly...which is pretty much everyone! His passing leaves a gaping hole in this community.

Anna Ivey, Savannah , GA

Jim grew up with Sammy on Isle of Hope, and I met him while volunteering with the IOH Fire Dept. My children loved Sammy and I took them by to see him and his cats whenever he was home from the oil rig. He was a gentle soul, and was much loved by everyone that knew him, both two legged and four legged. He had a self deprecating sense of humor that was evident in the captions of his breath taking photographs. I send out my condolences to Howard and his family and all the friends who are mourning his loss.

Ruth and Jim Mathis, Rincon, Ga

The world was a brighter place with Sammy in it, & he will be greatly missed! The combination of hIs open hearted point of view and his refined photographers eye gave the world a lasting legacy of beautiful photos. In multiple ways, Sammy brought JOY to our lives. Blessing for the family!

Ann K. Waters, Charlotte, NC

I met Sammie at Transocean. He always took time to say hello and say kind words about everyone. He was a kind man who loved his Isle of Hope. I will miss his pictures and his unique captions. May his family find comfort in his many pictures during this difficult time. RIP Sammie..

Nancy, Houston, Tx

My condolences to the Moore family for the loss of your dear loved one. During this most difficult time, may your hearts be comforted by Jehovah God, the God of all comfort who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others.(2 Cor. 1:3,4) Also during the days to come, may Sammy's sweet memories fill your hearts with joy and peace.

Thomas, Snellville, Ga.

RIP Sammy Moore ....the world is a better place because you were in in....we will miss your sharing all those wonderful photos of the critters around the rivers & marches at Isle of Hope ....thank you for being a good man and excellent ambassador for Isle of Hope..we Love you and know that you are at peace now..you are missed but will not be forgotten....I feel blessed to have been able to come visit you this past September 2017 with your cousin Elle & Joe Nielubowicz .....Our heartfelt condolences to the family & friends.

Chester & Sandi Nielubowicz BC62', Isle of Hope , GA

YOU SURE TOUCHED ALOT OF LIVES ALONG THE WAY SAMMY!!!! YOU WILL SURELY BE MISSED MAY YOU REST IN PEACE

JOE BERRY, SAVANNAH, GA


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