Roger Moore has given 33 years to one company - Burger King. On Wednesday, his fellow employees hosted a retirement party at 1100 North Main to bid him a fond adieu. When he clocked out for the last time Wednesday, Roger hugged everyone possible at the restaurant. He and co-workers cried...
Roger Moore has given 33 years to one company - Burger King. On Wednesday, his fellow employees hosted a retirement party at 1100 North Main to bid him a fond adieu.
When he clocked out for the last time Wednesday, Roger hugged everyone possible at the restaurant. He and co-workers cried.
Coworker Wendy Whitaker said, "He means a lot to us and we will sure miss him. I've personally worked with him a total of 11 years."
There aren't a lot of jobs at the fast food restaurant which Roger hasn't performed over the decades. He was most recently day shift meat broiler operator and in charge of keeping the dining room clean.
Just as his special party hat signified, he's quite the "Legend" at the Shelbyville store, Whitaker said. His co-workers have had a lot of respect for him, she added.
Sadly, she advised, life for Roger Moore hasn't always been easy; his mother and a brother were killed in a freak vehicular homicide accident at their home back in 1977. His dad had already passed 10 years earlier.
Next to the youngest of seven siblings, Roger was age 21, when his oldest brother, Johnny Moore, who attended Wednesday's party with other family, took over parenting of the younger siblings. Roger has lived in Shelbyville with his brother ever since.
The Burger King employee said recently that it's the people who've kept him coming back to work all those mornings. The local Burger King is well-known for having a faithful breakfast crew, so Roger is pretty well-known, especially by loyal customers.
Now into his senior years, Roger said that health issues have partly necessitated that he retire. He's also devoted to his loved ones, so he says he wants to spend more time with them.
As for his future plans, he says he's got a niece who will certainly give him errands to do. He might possibly take a trip, but isn't sure right now.
"I'm thinking about starting to go to the gym," he added.
When asked if he will miss Burger King, Roger says his job for over three decades has certainly benefitted him in many ways. But when asked if he will miss flipping burgers for a living, he shook his head, laughed and answered with just one word: "No."
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