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Julian Carroll “Jack” Moore, 88, of Morgantown, Kentucky, passed away Friday, October 5, 2012, at Morgantown Care and Rehab in Morgantown, Kentucky. Born in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, he was the son of the late Julian Clyde and Etta Jordan Moore. Following graduation from Lancaster High School, Jack enlisted in the Army and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater of Operation with the 796th AAAW SP Battalion. He attended Clemson University on a baseball scholarship and continued his education at United Television Laboratories in Louisville, Kentucky, and Capital Radio Engineering Institute in Washington, D.C.
While playing baseball in Louisville he met the love of his life, Jeanne Leach. They married in 1951 and became parents of one son, John Eric “Ricky” Moore. Both Jeanne and Ricky predeceased Jack.
Jack worked for 37 years in the electronics division at Arvin Industries in Columbus, Indiana, retiring from the position of Chief Components Engineer. He then moved to Morgantown, Kentucky, to live in Jeanne’s childhood home.
As part of “The Greatest Generation,” he recently visited the World War II monument in Washington, D.C. He traveled with the Honor Flights of Cincinnati, Ohio, and was sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution, Green River Chapter.
Jack was a member of Morgantown First Methodist Church where he was a member of the choir, the finance committee and the Board of Trustees. He was also a member of the Butler County Museum Society, the Morgantown Elks Lodge and the American Legion. He loved music, golf and baseball.
He established a scholarship in honor of his late wife and son at Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky. An additional scholarship in memory of Ricky and Jack was established at Charleston Southern University, Charleston, South Carolina, where Jack served as a member of the Board of Visitors. Special endowments have been made to the Methodist Children’s Homes in Kentucky and Indiana, as well as to the Morgantown First Methodist Church by Jack.
He is survived by a brother, William Moore (Juanita) of Lancaster, South Carolina; sisters, Geneva Walters of Columbia, South Carolina and Shirley Bradley of Camden, South Carolina; a sister-in-law, Becky Moore of North Augusta, South Carolina; and numerous nieces and nephews as well as many grandnieces and grandnephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Cecil Moore and Ray Moore.
Jack is also survived by his godchildren, Roger Banister and Denise Banister Kocur of Columbus, Indiana. They are the children of Jack’s lifetime friends, Bill and Cleo Banister.
Also surviving is Mrs. Jean Romans who is a special family friend. In addition to caring for Jack, she had cared for two generations of the Leach family, Mrs. Margaret Leach and Jeanne Leach Moore. Hugh Evans was a good friend and golfing buddy.
Funeral services will be held at Morgantown First Methodist Church on Sunday, October 7, 2012, at 2 p.m., with Bro. Darrin Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, October 6, 2012, from 3:30 to 8 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Chapel in Morgantown, Kentucky, and Sunday, October 7, 2012, from 1 p.m. until funeral time at 2 p.m. at Morgantown First Methodist Church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.jonesfuneralchapel.com.
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