Jay E. Moore
In the presence of his family, Jay E. Moore, age 86, of 25 Sherwood Drive, Shelby, died Thursday, October 21, 2004 at Med Central Shelby Hospital, after a period of declining health.
He was born October 9, 1918, the son of the late Ortiz and Artie (Goldsmith) Moore, on the family farm in Shenandoah, which was given to their family in 1832 by President James Madison as a land grant. He was a 1934 graduate of Shelby High School. He was dedicated to his country and family. During W.W.II, he was a staff sergeant in telecommunications in the Army Air Force serving in North Africa, Sicily, and Italy. He retired in 1980 from Shelby Mutual Insurance Company as an underwriter after 45 years of service.
Jay had a passion for woodworking. He designed small furniture and sent his many designs to Popular Mechanics Magazine for many years. In 1954, Jay designed and built his family home on Sherwood Drive and was also proud of the other Sherwood Drive home that he built and sold. Jay dearly loved his home. His greatest enjoyment was sharing conversation and visiting with his children and grandchildren, family and friends.
Jay had been a frequent traveler to South Dakota since the 1960’s, where he hunted pheasants with his friends and old army buddies. He especially enjoyed the time spent with his son, Steve, at the Labor Day Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Festival in Auburn, Indiana.
He is survived by his wife, Maxine (Stoffer) Moore, whom he wed on August 23, 1941; 2 daughters, Sue (Gilbert) Orr of Mansfield and Sally Hurst of Columbus; 3 sons, Steven J. (Carol Herlihy) Moore of Mundelein, IL, David Moore of Shelby and Gary (Jennifer) Moore of
Phoenix, AZ; a daughter-in-law, Ranie Moore of Broussard, LA; 15 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; 1 brother, Clayton (Ruth) Moore, who lives on the family farm in Shenandoah; a sister, Mildred (Paul) Brown of Mansfield. He was preceded in death by a son, Jay Howard Moore on October 1, 2004.
Friends may call on Sunday, October 24, 2004 from 2-5 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be conducted on Monday at 1:00 PM with Rev. Steven C. Bond, pastor of First Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Shenandoah Cemetery where the Moore and Stoffer families have buried their loved ones since 1812. Military honors will be conducted at the graveside by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail. Memorial expressions may be made to Shelby Memorial Hospital Foundation.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Crestwood Care Center and the nurses and staff in the emergency room as well as the Third floor at Med Central Shelby Hospital for their love and support during Jay’s illness.