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Austin Clay Moore IV

Austin Clay Moore IV
Austin Clay Moore IV
October 17, 1973 – May 21, 2012

Austin C. Moore, IV was born in Dallas, Texas on October 17, 1973, to the union of Austin C. Moore, III and Camille Allinder. For the first seven years of his life he lived with his mother and grandmother in Dallas.

At the age of eight, he went to live with his father and his current wife, Barbara (bj) Moore, who moved to Los Angeles shortly thereafter. Two weeks prior to the family embarking on their new adventure to California, young Austin incurred a compound double fracture of the tibia (shinbone). The trip to California was painful as Austin was in a full leg cast, spanning the entire length of his leg.

None-the-less, the family arrived in California and settled down for a brief stay in Marina del Rey, where Austin attended his first California School. It was a challenge going to school on crutches, but Austin was up for the challenge and remained in high spirits.

In the spring of 1984, the Moore’s moved to their current home in Hacienda Heights, where Austin completed his primary and secondary education. He attended Grazide Elementary School, Mesa Robles Middle School, and graduated from Wilson High School. During his tenure at Wilson High School, Austin played varsity basketball on Coach Stimfel’s team, having honed his basketball skills under the able hands of Coach Felton Hyche, who enjoyed a hard working skillful, freshman team.

After high school, Austin went back to Dallas for a brief stay and returned to California to attend college at Mount Sac and Fullerton Jr. College. During his stint at Mount Sac Community College, he was hired at The Post Office where he worked for several years, prior to returning to Texas with his new wife, Julia Edwards, from whom he divorced a year later. He divorced his second wife, Leslie Bradford in 2008.

Austin took a position at a Video Rental Company in Dallas, which was to be the catalyst for his return to California to his ultimate employment at VER (Video Equipment Rental).

At VER, Austin was very happy with the wonderful employers and co-workers who ultimately became his second family. As a member of the management team, he often spoke fondly of his friends at VER, who treated him like a brother.

Austin enjoyed the love and respect of his peers and kept in touch with everyone. His friends (posse) often speak of the way he remembered birthdays and special occasions and remained current on what was happening with everyone in his sphere of influence. He was a nurturer who was always concerned for the needs of others and did everything to
ease their pain or discomfort.

Austin is survived by his father, Austin C. Moore, III and his mother, Barbara (bj), his two sisters, Diva Regina Verdun, Rose Verdun Lyles, a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends and Camille Joseph Allinder, his biological mother. His sister Tracie Allinder preceded him in death in 2002.

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