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Family statement on the passing of Gov. Arch Moore

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CHARLESTON, WV - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, Arch A. Moore III, and Lucy Moore Durbin, the children of former West Virginia Governor Arch A. Moore, Jr., are deeply saddened to share the news of their father's passing this evening in Charleston, West Virginia with his family by his side. The family released the following statement:

“It is with utmost sorrow that we announce the passing of our father, Governor Arch A. Moore, Jr.

“To call our father a source of inspiration would be an understatement. He was -- and will continue to be -- the force that drives us and our families each and every day.

“Dad loved the state of West Virginia as if it were a member of our family.

“Serving West Virginians was at the core of his very being and he cherished every moment of it.

“We will miss his warm embraces, beautiful smile, sky blue eyes and words of encouragement.

“We are deeply saddened to say goodbye to our loving father, but we take solace in the knowledge that he is at home with the Lord, and reunited with our beloved mother in Heaven.”

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