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Jack Moore

Jack Fay Moore, age 88, of Nixa, passed away Saturday, December 12, 2015. He was born February 19, 1927, in Greene County, the son of Elba and Stella (Inman) Moore. He graduated from Republic High School and served his country in the U.S. Navy.

Jack and Betty Lou Johnston were married December 29, 1950. They lived on the family farm where Jack's parents had lived. Jack was a family man and a true outdoorsman. He made sure his grandchildren shared his love of the farm and outdoor activities. Jack was a member of Union Hill Church of Christ. He retired as International Secretary for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Betty; three children and their spouses, Thomas and Mary Moore of Nixa, Deborah and Michael Mills of Nixa, and Marilyn and Brad Simpson of Overland Park, KS; grandchildren, Kevin Moore and Lorna, Samantha Vaughn and Matt, Scott Moore and Gretchen, Jeffrey Mills and Kelly, Andrew Mills and Kristen, Whitney Simpson, Shane Simpson and Brittany, Jacob Simpson, and Jaclyn Simpson; great-grandchildren, Sarah, Wyatt, Madilyn, Megan, Abigail, Ben, Lucy, Jackson, Allison, Alexis, and a new baby boy; three sisters, Opal Hunt and husband Dean, Mary Schmidt, and Mildred Gibson; a sister-in-law, Billie Johnston; nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife and Tom's mother Elaine; and three brothers.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 16, in Union Hill Church of Christ in Nixa with Steve Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Patterson Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

Memorial donations may be made to the Jack F. Moore/IBEW, 11th District Scholarship Fund at MSU, 300 South Jefferson, Suite 100, Springfield, MO 65806, or to Fairhaven Children's Home, 3132 N. Fair Haven Loop, Stafford, MO 65757.

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Published in News-Leader on Dec. 14, 2015.
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December 8, 2020
Think of you often my dear, dear friend. I know you are up there having a wonderful glass of scotch and sharing stories with President Hill. Your circle of friends was broadened up there this week with the passing of Dale Dunlop. Thank you for all your kindness and guidance over many years.

Judy McCoy
December 9, 2019
As I stated before Jack Moore was one of the finest men I ever knew. I looked upon him with great admiration and respect. I always enjoyed being around Jack Moore. Whether he welcomed you with a hearty hand shake or his bear hug you knew you were in the presence of a great man. His respect throughout the Labor community was unparalleled. I was honored to have served as an International Officer during his tenure. Still missed and thought of often.
Wally Sickles
December 8, 2019
Jack was a wonderful mentor of mine who was never too busy to assist with any issue. He was a great friend and is truly missed.
Judy McCoy
December 16, 2015
December 15, 2015
Rest In Peace my friend and thank you so much for your countless acts of kindness over the years.
Ron Perrone
December 15, 2015
We have lost a shining star and he will be missed. What a role model and friend he was and his life story was like a novel! He had a great run. God bless and I am sorry for your loss.
Velma Martin
December 15, 2015
The Moore family has truly lost a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and father in law. He was truly an inspiration to many and will be sorely missed. May the Lord comfort and keep this family close during these days ahead. Mike and Angie Weldon
December 15, 2015
My sympathies to your very special family at this sad time.
Kirk Phillips
December 15, 2015
A true friend and mentor for many years, both Jack and Betty, our condolences, we have lost a great friend. Bill & Thalia Eads Paola, Kansas
December 15, 2015
Thank you Jack, for making the working man's life better. R. Smith Local 753
Richard Smith
December 15, 2015
I am so sorry to hear of Jack's passing, Thinking of you Marilyn & your family. I still remember your Dad taking you & I to lunch after church when we were young girls, Marilyn. Our Dads were of the "greatest generation" and there are no words adequate to comfort the loss you are feeling now...am praying that you & your family find comfort & peace knowing you will see your Dad again one day. My thoughts & prayers are with you....
Marianne Hardin
December 14, 2015
Tom Moore and family,
Tom so sorry to hear of your Father's passing. Prayers for you and your family in your time of loss and remembrance.
Kathy Rains
December 14, 2015
Jack Moore was one of the finest men I have ever known. He will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him. A man such as Jack will live forever through the loving memories he has left us.
Roy Keeland
December 14, 2015
We were honored to get to know this gentle kind man . . . . we will miss you Jack.
Douglas & Barbara Erick
December 14, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers with Betty and family. We shall never forget him for all all he did for the IBEW and the OPEIU members throughout the years.
Rebecca C, Wilbanks
December 14, 2015
Jack was a wonderful Christian man and I send my sincere sympathy to his family. He will be deeply missed.
Donna Cochran
December 14, 2015
Jack Moore was one of the finest men I ever knew. Betty and family I extend my most heartfelt sympathy. Jack Moore stood tall above others in the Labor Movement. His compassion and dedication to his family and the IBEW was unequaled. Well done good and faithful servant, enter thou unto the joy of the Lord! I was honored to have known you.
Wally Sickles
December 14, 2015
How lucky I was to work with you Jack and have you for my friend. I will miss you. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Fondly, Debby Milsom ♥
Deb Milsom
December 14, 2015
Blessings to your family at this difficult time. We sure appreciated your parents as neighbors on Cozy Street. Warmly, the Logans.
Beth Logan
December 14, 2015
Jack was a wonderful man and he will be greatly missed. He had a positive influence on so many through out his life. Keep hope and peace knowing you will see him again someday. You are all surrounded by our love and prayers.
Diann and Abby Hollen
December 14, 2015
I worked with Jack Moore at the International Office in DC. There was never a more sincere, caring person who worked tirelessly for his fellow employees and for all working men and women in the labor movement. Thank you Jack. So many of us are better off because of you.
Brenda (Colegrove) DeFelice
December 14, 2015
Taken at the 2015 high school reunion
We were very saddened to learn of Jack's passing. He was a wonderful man who enjoyed helping others. We were very blessed to have known Jack. He will be greatly missed.
Vivian Lewis & Jan Day
December 14, 2015
Sending healing your way during this difficult time.
Stacey Phillips
December 14, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in losing this great man. He is in a much better place with no pain or suffering. Peace be with you and yours.
Jill & Alan Bishop
December 14, 2015
Jack was a true gentleman and great example. We know his wisdom and humor will be missed. Deep condolences.

Mike and Jan Stropp
December 14, 2015
Love, hugs, and prayers from the east coast.
Garrett, Erma, & Garrett Lee Williams
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