Lewis M. Moore, Jr.
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Mr. Lewis Milton Moore, Jr., age 81, of Tie Plant, MS passed away peacefully on Saturday August 9, 2014 in the home of Barbara Turnbo Ysidron of Clinton, MS.
Mr. Moore was a native of Grenada County, MS and a resident of Tie Plant, MS for 81 years. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army who served in the Korean War as an Engineer. He loved his family especially his great niece, Barbara Turnbo Ysidron who he referred to as "My Gal" and her husband Joe Ysidron, Jr. and their children Molly and Alex Slonaker all of whom looked upon him as a grandfather/great grandfather.
He was a graduate of John Rundle High School in 1950. He was a graduate of Mississippi State University, class of 1958, with a degree in Civil Engineering, and remained a dedicated fan and alumnus. He worked and retired as an engineer from the Mississippi Department of Transportation.
He was a devout Baptist and loyal member of Central Baptist Church of Grenada, MS his entire life. He served as Deacon and was the Treasurer for more than 32 years and he designed and oversaw the construction of the Fellowship Hall as chief engineer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis Milton Moore, Sr. and Kate Ollie Clyde Sultan Moore and his sister Mary Louise Moore Turnbo.
Survivors include nephews Ralph Johns Turnbo, Jr. of Wesson, William Moore Turnbo of Crystal Springs, and James Robert Turnbo of Hattiesburg, a great-nephew, Ralph Johns Turnbo, III. of Wesson, two great nieces, Bethany Turnbo Beagles, Melissa T. King of Crystal Springs, and two great, great-nephews, Austin Charles Turnbo and Tyler Johns Turnbo of Wesson.
Visitation will be held Friday August 15, 2014 at Central Baptist Church from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with funeral services at 1:00 p.m. officiated by Pastor Bill Lee. Burial with military honors will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Grenada, MS. Servings as pallbearers will be Royce Jones, Billy Vance, Benny Smith, Johnnie Cannon, Lloyd Sivley, and Leon Fisk.
National Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Clarion Ledger on Aug. 13, 2014