Kendallville, IN: Jay H. Moore, 77, formerly of Butler, died Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Golden Years Homestead in Fort Wayne. Mr. Moore was born May 13, 1942 in Butler to the late Marion “Pete” and Ercel Mae (Tyson) Moore. He was a graduate of Butler High School, he worked for BF Goodrich in Woodburn for 34 years, retiring in 1998. Jay was a volunteer on the Butler Fire Department for 19 years, a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #2733 in Butler and Butler American Legion Post 202. He enjoyed NASCAR and fishing. He married Shirley Mae (Click) Moore on July 6, 1996 at Hogback Lake, Angola and she survives.
Also surviving are two sons and daughter-in-laws; Rod J. and Rhonda Moore of Butler, and Gregory T. and Sandra Moore of Waterloo, 1 step-son; Scott L. and Melinda Purdy of Fort Wayne and a step-daughter Charmin and Dan Swogger of Wolcottville. 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. A brother Wilbur Moore of Texas and a sister Frieda Blair of Grand Rapids, MI. Also surviving is his former wife Ann (Alexander) Vose of Butler.He was preceded in death by a son; Kevin J. Moore, a brother Walter Moore and a sister Kay Schiffli and his beloved dog “Benny.”
A graveside service will be held 12pm on Friday, July 12, 2019 in the Butler Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Butler Fire Department or the DeKalb County Humane Shelter.
DeKalb County Humane Society
5221 US Highway 6, Butler IN 46721
Butler Fire Department
700 W. Main Street, Butler IN 46721