Robert J. Moore, age 94, of Dawson Springs, KY, passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2023 at Heart to Heart Inpatient Care, Evansville, IN. Chaplain Moore was born on March 15, 1929 to the late John Henry Moore and Lily Tite Moore in Dexter, Missouri. He graduated from Dexter High School in 1947, Oakland City College in 1957, and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY in 1962. He served for 20 years as the Chaplain for Outwood at Dawson Springs, KY. He worked for 8 years as an inspector out of the Inspector General’s Office at Hopkinsville, KY, and he pastored General Baptist Churches in Paoli, IN,, Champaign, IL, Earlington, KY and Campbell, MO. He served as a former member and president of the Dawson Springs Rotary Club. He was a member and chairman of the Dawson Springs Community Center Board of Directors. He served as the former member of the KY Chaplain’s Association, and he was a member of the Providence General Baptist Church where he taught an adult Sunday School for several years and worked in their food program.
Chaplain Moore is survived by a daughter, Melissa Jean Moore Wilm of Newburgh, IN; a son, John Park Moore of Dawson Springs, KY; four grandchildren, Amber Moore Boucher (Jerry), Jonathon Chase Moore (Rihanna), Katie Moore (Doug), and Madeline Wilm; and nine great grandchildren, Braiden Boucher, Holden Boucher, Brantley Moore, Hunter Moore, Hutson Boucher, Beau Boucher, Laiken Boucher, Memphis Whitaker, Lainey Whitaker and Kayge Walker, and one great-great-grandchild; and two very special friends, Deward and Naomi Stallins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife of 61 years, Jeannine L. Moore (DOD 2017); brothers, Roy, Floyd, Raymond Moore and William and Edwin Wooley; sisters, Mildred Taylor, Shirley Stegall, Ruth Young, Ruby Dowdy, Adele Eagle and Aline York.
Visitation for Chaplain Robert J. Moore will be Thursday, May 4, 2023, from 11:00 AM until the funeral hour at 2:00 PM at Beshear Funeral Home, 201 N. Main St., Dawson Springs, KY 42408. Rev. Barry Cullen will officiate the funeral service. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. Pallbearers include Doug Whitaker, Jerry Boucher, Jonathon Moore, Alan Halsrud, Tom Glover, and Glen Reynolds.
Chaplain Moore’s service will be recorded, uploaded and streamed on Beshear Funeral Home Facebook later after the service on May 4, 2023, 2023. (To view: “Google” beshearfuneralhomefacebook and select “videos” among the menu options).