John Gordon Moore of Whitehouse, and formerly of Jacksonville, passed away at home in the early morning hours of Sunday, November 13, 2016. Left to cherish his memory are his son Charles Moore and his daughter and son-in-law Barbara and Jim Shaw as well as several nieces and nephews.
John was born on April 25, 1920, to Charles Gordon Moore and Mattie Lee Maedgen Moore, in Bell County, Texas, about three miles east of the community of Troy. He was the youngest child born to Charlie and Mattie Moore. His older siblings were Esther Lee Moore Edwards, Charles Alvin Moore, Ira B. Moore Carpenter, Samuel Edward Moore, and Minerva Aleene Moore Edwards. All of these individuals have preceded John in death and are buried in—or near to—the Maedgen-Moore plots in the historical Hillcrest Cemetery in Temple, Texas.
John graduated from Troy High School in 1937, and briefly attended the University of Texas at Austin. He served in the US Army Air Corps as a flight mechanic from June 14, 1942, until near the end of World War II. As a young man, both before and after his military service, John was involved in the farm machinery business in several different capacities and in several locations including Jacksonville. On August 2, 1947, he married Dorothy C. Apperson, who died on June 23, 2004. Most of his adult life John worked as a letter carrier for the US Postal Service in Jacksonville where his mail route was in the neighborhoods surrounding East Side Elementary School.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at Resthaven Cemetery in Jacksonville. A graveside visitation will be held beginning at 1:00 pm at the cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Building Fund of the Troy United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 9, Troy, Texas 76579-0009.
Published on November 14, 2016