Byrns E. Moore Jr.

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Byrns E. Moore Jr., 83

Byrns. E. Moore Jr., "Junior", "Pete", 83, Lafayette, passed away at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, surrounded by his family, on Jan. 16, 2013. Born Jan. 1, 1930, in Lafayette, to the late Byrns. E. Moore and Louise Halsema Moore.

He was a 1948 grad of Lafayette Jeff. H.S. He joined the Army in 1951 to 1953. He married Beverly Egelhoff on July 13, 1953, and she survives.

He retired after 44 years from the Old Monon Rail Road in 1992. He was a member of the Old Rails Brotherhood. He was a wonderful woodworker, enjoyed gardening and his children and grandchildren. He loved to sing, "Here comes Miss America" to a special niece and he loved Fog Horn Leg Horn. He was a big kid at heart.

He is survived by his children; Ruth Ann Scott (Randy), Debbie Gaddis (Jim), Bill and Ed. Also by 6 Grandchildren; and 4 Great-grandchildren. His siblings, Deloris Goris, James (Vange), Donald (Marilyn), Marilyn Hammelman, Betty Lou Johns (John); many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by Daughter, Barbra Jean; Brother Carl, Sister Margaret Fife; Grandson Brian Funk. Donations can be given to Natalie's Second Chance of Lafayette, in memory of Mason, or Sara, his beloved dog.

His body was donated to the Anatomical Education Program at the Indiana University School of Medicine for the purpose of future learning.

A prayer service will be held on February 2, 2013, at St. Ann Catholic Church; after the service all are welcome to come to the social hall across the street for time of fellowship. Sign guestbook and leave memories at

Published in the Journal & Courier from Jan. 19 to Jan. 22, 2013
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