Rev. John Venable Moore
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Black Mountain - Rev. John Venable Moore of Black Mountain, NC went to be with his Lord on October 9, 2013 at Solace Center in Asheville. John was born October 21, 1926 in Charleston, WV to the late Dr. John William and Laura Dyer (Venable) Moore.
While attending graduate school in Richmond, VA, he met and married his wife, Katherine Ellen Boyer in 1951. John's devotion to his wife throughout their life was admired by all who knew them. He and Kathy were commissioned as missionaries to South Korea in 1955. He served on the mission field for 36 years in several capacities and locations including various teaching, preaching and administrative roles.
After retirement from the mission field in 1991, John and Kathy moved to Black Mountain, NC. John was very active with Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, Kiwanis and Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry, and served in leadership positions within these organizations. He found great joy and satisfaction in serving the community by living out his faith in Jesus Christ. He will be remembered as a man of deep faith and unassailable integrity, whose actions truly reflected his belief that life is to be spent in service to others.
In addition to his wife, of Highland Farms, he is survived by sons, David Venable Moore (wife, Beth Freeman Moore), William Lloyd Moore (wife, Ann Cho Moore) and Frederick Ernest Moore (Jo Ann Webb Moore); grandchildren, John Cho Moore, Catherine Venable Moore (and her mother Susan Pierson Moore), Ginny McNeill Roper, Paul Boyer Moore, Sarah Helen Moore, Laura Allison Moore, and Hannah Ruth Moore; sisters-in-law Betty A. Boyer and Sylvia H. Boyer; brothers-in-law, Kenneth E. Boyer, Dan D. Dickenson, and Don P. Bennett; as well as multiple nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 1 pm at the Black Mountain Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Barry French officiating. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in his memory to Black Mountain Presbyterian Church (PO Box 39, Black Mountain, NC 28711) or Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry Scholarship Fund ( PO Box 235, Black Mountain, NC 28711).
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Oct. 11, 2013