Jesse Ray Moore, 77, of Maryville, passed away at 6:35 p.m. Saturday, July 25, 2015, at his home.
He was born July 3, 1938, in Benton, a son of the late Charles Dwight and Bonnie (Shaw) Moore. He married Diane M. (Kuebel) Moore on June 14, 1969 at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Caseyville and she survives. Jesse had worked many years as an exceptionally gifted salesman and sales manager with Shipping Utilities in St. Louis. He was the owner and operator of J&J Supply Company in Collinsville for 18 years, retiring in 2003. Also, he and his wife own California Styles Salon in Collinsville. The United States veteran proudly served four years with the Navy. He was a dedicated and faithful member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Fairmont City and had been a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Collinsville. He cherished the years serving as caddy and being very active with his son’s career in golf. Jesse enjoyed playing cards with his friends. He lived life to its fullest and was always trying to help others in their lives. Anyone who ever met Jesse knows that he never met a stranger. He touched more lives and will be sadly missed by more people than can possibly be listed.
In addition to his beloved wife of 46 years, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Steven Shea of Collinsville; a son, Scott Moore and Michelle Faust of Maryville; three grandchildren, Savanna Shea, Tate Moore and Averi Moore; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Juanita Scrutchfield of Des Moines, Iowa, and Marie and Jim Shockley of Yukon, Okla.; a brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Patricia Moore of Champaign; three sisters-in-law, Shirley Moore of Salem, Sandra Care of West Frankfort and Mary Kay Lipson of St. Charles, Mo.; many nieces and nephews; other extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Moore and Frank Moore.
In celebration of his life, memorial visitation will be 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2015, at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon. A memorial funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 2716 N. 42nd St. in Fairmont City with Father David M. Wilke as celebrant. Burial with military honors will follow at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Collinsville. Memorials may be made to Siteman Cancer Center, American Cancer Society, Holy Rosary Church, Masses or to a charity of one’s choice and may be accepted at the funeral home; www.irwinchapel.com.