R.J. "Zeke" Moore, 85, of Marshall, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006, at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home with Masonic services. William W. Harlow will officiate. Pallbearers will be Lance Tobin, Ron Cooley, Zachary Martz, Connor Cooley, Jim Humburg, Kenneth Witthar, Jim Heard and Bob Roth. Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Hinton, Vern Laughlin, Leland Vernold, Elmer Hare, Eddie Smith and Rusty Scarborough. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall with military rites at graveside. Memorials are suggested to Slater Cambridge Masonic Lodge No. 63.
Born March 23, 1920, in Slater, he was the son of the late Richard Moore and Shirley Neff Bramble Moore. He was a 1938 graduate of Slater High School. On June 22, 1941, he married Alice Ann Howery, who preceded him in death Dec. 8, 1994. He had lived in Saline County most of his life and was a brakeman for GM&O Railroad and owned and operated Moore and Gilliam MFA service station. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving from 1942 to 1945 in Germany and Belgium, where he was a member of the 1276th Engineer Combat Battalion C-CO "The Fighting Mojacks." He was also a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2646 of Marshall, Cambridge Masonic Lodge No. 63 in Slater, Arrow Rock Masonic Lodge No. 55 A.F. & A.M., Marshall Chapter 408 Order of the Eastern Star, The Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, F.J. of Kansas City, The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, a lifetime member of the United Transportation Union and Gill Memorial Baptist Church in Marshall.
Survivors include two daughters, Ginger Tobin of Marshall and Rhonda Meschede of McFall; one sister, Shirley Ellen Heard of Slater; five grandchildren, Daphne Cooley and husband Ron, Lance Tobin and wife Stephanie, Cortney Tucker, Lindsey Martz and Zachary Martz; seven great-grandchildren, Nikki and Connor Cooley, Emily and Jani Tobin, Gannon Tucker, Rylie McIntyre and Colby Martz; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one brother, Charles G. Moore; two sisters, Virginia Witthar and Mary Katherine Boston; and twin great-grandsons, Dawson and Griffin Tucker.
Additional information provided per family recompense.