Sidney Joseph Moore Jr was born in Pawnee, OK on January 20, 1947 and passed on January 8th 2023 at the age of 75. Sidney Jr was an enrolled member of the Pawnee Nation and a Navy Veteran. He was ½ Pawnee and ½ Otoe. He grew up in Pawnee and later, with his wife Minnie Goodbear Moore, lived in El Reno, OK and then Albuquerque, NM.
He joins his parents Sidney Moore Sr and Dorothy Pearl Moore, his brothers Ted Moore Sr, Pete Moore Sr, Norman Keel Sr, and his sisters Wilma (Moore) Williams, Nova Marie (Moore) Fields, and Laverne (Moore) Horsechief.
He is survived by his sister Sylvestine “TT” Shields of Shawnee, his wife Minnie Goodbear Moore, his daughters Tonya Moore-Bravescout (Edward ), Jamie “Moore” Vann (Riley), and son Sidney “Joe”
Moore III, along with their mother Bea Monk. His grandchildren Sean Williams, Skyler Vann, Alana Fraley, Megan Vann, and Payton Marie Vann. Also, Haley, Lindsey, Mikey, and Anna-Gail from Albuquerque. Great Grandchildren Brook Williams, Seth Williams, Ivy Williams, Brett Fraley, Chipper Fraley, Pudge Fraley, and Landry Daugherty.
Jr loved singing at Pow-Wows, visiting loved ones, singing to his grandchildren and composing songs. He regularly went down his phone list calling everyone to check on them and having a good laugh. He loved OU football, going on long drives, listening to Motown, watching Let’s Make a Deal, eating at Golden Corral, making friends wherever he went, and most importantly, he was always concerned about his family and friends and always brought smiles to everyone’s faces with his witty sense of humor.
As the eldest living Bravescout, he was often approached for giving Otoe names within the family. He and his family often travelled to pow-wows and performed with the Bravescout Dance Troup and sang with the family drum, Bravescout Singers.He loved dancing, he was born into it, and kept the tradition alive as a champion Fancy Dancer. He was even invited by, and danced for, the Queen of England.
Sidney Jr believed in the Lord and knew he would get the healing he deserved and is our newest angel.
Some of our favorite quotes of his are:
AIM1 calling AIM2!
C’mon, be a sport…
I gotta ‘I’ve… (whenever talking about eating)