John Moore, 81 of Edinburg passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 12:55 p.m. at Taylorville Care Center in Taylorville. He was born on December 21, 1934 in Taylorville, IL the Son of Phillip E. and Ida “Pearl” (Wright) Moore. He married to Gretta Rae Smith on September 30, 1952 in Taylorville, IL and they were later divorced. Then she preceded him in death on September 8, 2005. He later married Ella Mae Burcham and she also preceded him in death. He worked at Seidel Funeral Home in Taylorville, was a miner at Peabody Mine #10, he ran Deep Rock Gas Station in Taylorville, Moore Antenna and TV Service and he retired as the head of security for the State of Texas Hospital. He was also a Veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Korean Conflict in Anchorage, AK. He was a member of the Taylorville American Legion Post #72, Taylorville Eagles Club, Moose Club, Elks Club and UMWA.

Surviving are his Sons: David (Kathy) Moore of Langleyville, IL; Dean (Dani) Moore of Taylorville, IL; Donald (Laurie) Moore of Taylorville, IL and Derek Moore-Meinert (Jimmy Meinert) of Jacksonville, FL; Daughters: Denise (Darrell) Davis of Taylorville, IL; Debra J. (Robin) Baggerly of Glenarm, IL; Donna (Jerry) Moreland of Taylorville, IL; Eighteen Grandchildren; Sixteen Great-Grandchildren; one great great-granddaughter; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Daughter Jacquelyn Moore, Brothers: Robert E. Moore, Sr. and Phillip Moore in Infancy; Sister: Lydia Bianchetta

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. The funeral service will follow the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Sr. Rose McKeown officiating. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL with military graveside honors.

Memorials may be American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718


Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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