Christopher John Moore of Monkey Island died Thursday, March 6, 2008, at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center in Oklahoma City. He was 31.

Mr. Moore was born March 8, 1976, in Vinita to James Dale and Sharon (Carson) Moore. He graduated from Vinita High School in 1994 and received his master's degree from Oklahoma University.

He taught science at Vinita, Miami and Bluejacket Schools. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Vinita and an Eagle Scout. He served as student council sponsor and mentor to many of his students.

Survivors include his mother; one sister, Laura Curl; one brother, Scott Moore and wife Shawnna, all of Vinita, and six nieces and nephews, Sydney, Jarett, Cade, Jaci, Rebecca and Justin.

He was preceded in death by his father in October, 2001.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church of Vinita. Pastor Bob Johns will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Vinita.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 5 p.m. today at Luginbuel Funeral Home in Vinita.