Colin Campbell Moore, a 20-year-old Virginia Tech applied economic management junior, died earlier this week.
Colin was born on Feb. 22, 1994 and died on Jan. 26, 2015 of respiratory failure, according to his older brother, Michael Moore.
According to the family-provided obituary, Colin is survived by “his loving parents, Lynn Leslie Moore and Michael Alderman Moore; older brother Michael Alderman Moore, Junior; grandmother, Wanda Ann Bissell; and a large extended family of friends, uncles, aunts and cousins.”
Moore’s mother, Lynn, said Colin was sincere — “never a petty bone in his body.”
“I often looked out at him in the yard playing and wondered where he came from. I thought maybe he was dropped off by fairies, and loaned to us,” Lynn wrote in a Facebook message. “He had the ability to make hundreds if not thousands of friends and maintain them.. this is not a trait of our family and we thought he was so special.”