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Joe Moore

William Joseph “Joe” Moore Sr., 77, of Eads and husband of Jeanie Portis Moore, departed this life and was welcomed into Heaven Friday morning, May 31, 2019, at his residence.
Funeral services were held 2 p.m. June 5 at Hickory Withe First Baptist Church, with Brother Eddie Little, pastor of the church, officiating. Interment followed in Morrison Memorial Cemetery in Brighton.
Arrangements were provided by Peebles Fayette County Funeral Homes & Cremation Center — West Chapel at Oakland.
Joe was born Jan. 3, 1942, and grew up in Union City, the son of the late Charles Richard Moore and Maggie Velma Morsette Moore. He was a graduate of Union City High School Class of 1960 and attended Memphis State University.
He served his country in the U.S. Army National Guard for 15 years and was employed for more than 30 years at Sears Roebuck.
Joe was married Nov. 9, 1968, to the former Jeanie Portis. Mr. and Mrs. Moore were the owners of Parties and Moore in later years.
He was a resident of the Eads area for 18 years and was an active member of Hickory Withe First Baptist Church. He served as a poll worker for the Fayette County Election Commission and enjoyed gardening and working in his yard.
He was known as a man devoted to both his family and his church. Joe never met a stranger. He could always be counted on to make you feel welcome, loved and knew how to put a smile on your face. He will be truly missed by all that were blessed to know him,
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jeanie Portis Moore of Eads; his daughter, Tracy Moore Smith (J.B.) of Oakland; his son, William Joseph “Joey” Moore Jr. (Linda) of Gardner, Kansas; his sister, Jeane Fentress of Riverside, Calif.; his brother, Charles Richard “Bussie” Moore Jr. of Dyersburg; and four grandchildren, Josh Guinn, Zach Smith (Danielle), Will Moore and Sam Moore.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers were J.B. Smith, Josh Guinn, Joey Moore, Zach Smith, Will Moore and Sam Moore.
The family requests memorials be directed to Hickory Withe First Baptist Church, 17675 Highway 196, Eads, TN 38028.
Condolences may be left in the online guestbook at

Published 6.11.19

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