James Moore, Sr.
James Robert “Tex” Moore. Sr., 70, of Berne passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2020. He was born in Decatur to Irvin and Lavon (Mosser) Moore. He was married March 18, 1978, to Carolyn Moore, daughter of Robert and Frieda (Nussbaum) Pyle.
He entered the military service on June 4, 1969, as part of the volunteer draft. He served in the 1st Battalion (Mechanized) 50 Infantry attached to the 1st Field Force. After he returned from Vietnam, he continued to serve in the National Guard and accumulated 25 years of service. He was awarded a Purple Heart for his Vietnam experience, but it was unknown to him. After 49 years, he found out that he had been given this honor, and the medals were delivered to him. They are proudly displayed in his home.
He retired from BF Goodrich Tire Company after 30 years, where he was a tire builder for most of that time. He retired from the Berne Volunteer Fire Department. His passion in life were his boys and his grandkids. He loved his Christ and is now in His presence waiting for those left here on this earth to join him.
He is survived by his wife; three sons, J. Robert “Rob” Moore, Jr.; Ryan Jeffrey (Jill) Moore; and Caleb Eugene (Paige) Moore; six grandchildren, Josheb Robert Moore; Jubilee Rose Moore; Patton Michael Moore; Penelope Pearl Moore; Basil Benjamin Moore; and Milo Jethro Jamison Moore; brother, Carl Moore of Ossian; two sisters, Carolyn Engle; and Eugenia Moore; his father-in-law; and two brothers-in-law, Jerry (Betty) Burke; and David (Cindy) Pyle.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister-in-law, Noella Moore; brother-in-law, Ron Engle; his mother-in-law; and brother-in-law, Dick (Gayle) Pyle.
Visitation will be Thursday, November 19 from 3-7 p.m. at Liechty Funeral Home, 366 Heritage Trail, Berne and one hour prior to the 11 a.m. funeral service Friday, November 20 at First Missionary Church, 950 U.S. 27, Berne. The family is requesting that everyone in attendance wear a mask.
Arrangements provided by Liechty Funeral Home in Berne. Online condolences may be made at www.liechtyfuneralhome.com.