Arthur Franklin Moore, M.D., was born 9 February 1925 in Texarkana, Texas

to John E. Moore and Nina Raley Moore. He had two brothers and two sisters. He

attended Texarkana Texas High School. In his late ‘teens, he became a corpsman in

the Army in 1943. There he met his future wife, Lt. Theresa Hardesty, a nurse. He

received a B.S. from the University of Arkansas in 1949 and a M.D. from the

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1954. Dr. Moore was an intern at

Crawford Long Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia 1954 – 55 and a resident in internal

medicine at UAMS until 1959. In 1959 he joined ]oe B. Hall, M.D., in establishing the

Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic as the first two internal medicine specialists in the


            Dr. Moore was a pioneer in organizing assistance for the handicapped. In

1963 he helped organize the Washington County Chapter of the Arthritis

Foundation and the first physiotherapy pool for arthritis in Arkansas in 1964. From

1964 he was the regional medical consultant for the Arkansas Department of

Rehabilitation for more than 20 years. In 1965 he was a co-founder for Abilities

Unlimited serving disabled patients. He pushed for the establishment of a

Physiotherapy Department at Fayetteville City Hospital and a Renal Dialysis Unit at

Washington Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Moore’s commitment to life-long education was more than his personal

way of life. He was an Instructor in Internal Medicine at UAMS 1958 — 59; Clinical

Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the Area Health Education Center,

Fayetteville, training Family Practice residents beginning in 1975; and urged

creation of the Continuing Medical Education Department at Washington Regional

Medical Center in 1991 to facilitate local educational opportunities for area

physicians and served as its medical director. For a number of years, he taught the

medical aspects of rehabilitation to graduate students in Rehabilitation at the

University of Arkansas.

            His leadership was recognized as President of the Washington County

Medical Society in 1968, Chief of Staff of Fayetteville City Hospital in 1970 – 71,

President of the Arkansas Thoracic Society in 1973, and Chief of Staff of Washington

Regional Medical Center in 1978. He volunteered at the Washington County

Tuberculosis Clinic and the service projects of the Fayetteville Lions Club.

            In addition to being on the medical staff at the Fayetteville City Hospital and

the Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, Dr. Moore was a consultant

to the Veterans Hospital, Fayetteville, Springdale Memorial Hospital, Siloam Springs

Memorial Hospital, Rogers Memorial Hospital, and Bates Memorial Hospital,

Bentonville. Professional society membership included the American College of

Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians, American Society of Internal

Medicine, the Arkansas Medical Society, and the American Medical Association.

            Dr. Moore and Theresa had two sons and three daughters. One of his

passions was photography. His devotion to patients for almost 30 years and efforts

to improve delivery of health care resulted in the Eagle Award from the Washington

Regional Medical Center Foundation in 1996.

Mitch Singleton