Lloyd G. “Gibby” Moore, 65, died unexpectedly Feb. 6, 2010, at Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport.

Born in Biddeford on Sept. 8, 1944, he was the son of Roger and Beatrice Beal Moore. Lloyd was educated in Cherryfield schools.

On June 17, 1967, Lloyd married Doreen King in Warren. The couple resided in Warren their entire married life.

For 26 years Lloyd was employed as a backhoe operator for the Maine Department of Transportation. He retired in 1992. Following his retirement he worked for more than 12 years as a painter for the Tradewinds Motor Inn.

One of Lloyd’s greatest joys was spending time with his grandson, Wes. They spent many hours fishing together, often with Wes catching the most or largest fish. Wesley remembered he never knew where his grandfather was going to take him fishing; he would choose a different spot every time.

Lloyd was always keeping busy with “projects.” He took great pleasure in helping his daughter around her house, painting and fixing things up. For many years he created “whirly-gigs” and sold them. He also became known by several people as the go-to person when they needed furniture refinished.

His family remembered he loved to watch science fiction movies as well as westerns, especially ones with Clint Eastwood. They said he had a great sense of humor that they will truly miss.

Lloyd was predeceased by his parents; his parents-in-law, George and Gertrude King; two brothers, John Moore and Winslow Moore; a son-in-law, Wesley McAlister; and a brother-in-law, Martin King.

He is survived by his wife, Doreen, of Warren; his daughter, Tammy McAlister of Rockland; his grandson, Wesley McAlister, II of Rockland and currently attending college in Dudley, Mass.; his brothers, Peter Moore and his wife, Gloria, of Stuben and George Moore of Cherryfield; a sister, Pauline Rowe of Brockton, Mass.; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Eugene and Jeanne King of Warren, Shirley and David Wyllie of Warren, Rose and Richard Roy of Appleton, Paul and Debbie King of Union, George King and his companion Janet of Union, and Dottie King of Warren; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to visit Wednesday, Feb. 10 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St. in Rockland, where a celebration of his life will be held at 6 p.m. The Rev. Wayne Sawyer will officiate.

To sign Lloyd’s online guest book, visit bchfh.com.