DOW - John Walter Moore, 86, died at 1:58 p.m., Thursday, October 4, 2018 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville.
John was born in Delta, Missouri on February 27, 1932 and was the son of Charles and Imogene (Hector) Moore.
John graduated from Delta High School and soon entered the United States Navy where he served his country during the Korean War. He was very proud of his service and considered it an honor to defend his country, and maintained that pride throughout his entire life.
Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to the Cape Girardeau, Mo. area where he began a 20 year career with Superior Electric. After it's closing, he worked on the river for numerous bargelines until his retirement.
Having not much to do was not in John's nature so he sought out employment, and was fortunate and proud to have served as the Custodian for the Chaffee Elementary School in Chaffee, Mo., a job that he truly enjoyed.
He married the former Shirley Kossman on Dec. 13, 2002 and together they have been blessed with nearly 16 years of marriage.
Surviving are his wife, Shirley Moore of Dow; two daughters and son in-laws, Kay and Darrin Gant of Benton, Mo., and Gail and Larry Dalton of Cherry Valley, Il.,; three step children and their spouses, Bonnie and Buck Reeves of Dow, Ronnie and Lori James of Morley, Mo., and Tonya and Terry Woolsey of Petersburg; 3 Grandchildren and 4 Step Grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until time of services at 7 p.m., at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.
Burial will take place on Friday at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Mo.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Safe Harbor Foundations.
Memories may be shared at www.crawfordfunerals.com