John Moore

Obituary of John Moore

John William Moore, 92, of Fairmont, passed away on Friday, June 1, 2018, at the John Manchin Sr. Assisted Living in Fairmont. John was born in Rivesville on August 17, 1925, a son of the late Eugene Junior Moore and Evelyn Louise Huffman Moore. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Velma Haney Moore.

John attended East Fairmont High School and was a 68-year member of Meadowdale H&H Chapel United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Army with the 29th Infantry Division in the European Theater during World War II. He took part in the invasion of Normandy at Omaha Beach and was a Purple Heart recipient. John worked as an electrician and retired from the I.B.E.W. Local 596 in Clarksburg. He was a founding member of the Winfield Volunteer Fire Department, a member of the Meadowdale Lion’s Club and a volunteer with Boy Scouts of America.

John is survived by two daughters, Diann Lynn Moore Hayes of Lewisburg and Jacalyn Sue Moore Fletcher and her husband Gary of Fairmont; seven grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; a son-in-law, Larry Carter of Buckhannon and a daughter-in-law, Brenda Sue Skelton Moore of Pearland, TX.

In addition to his wife and parents, John was preceded in death by his son, John William Moore II; a daughter, Linda Jean Moore Carter; his brother, Harry Moore; his four sisters, Garnet Holsberry, Doris Parsons, Joann Martin and Maxine Moore; and a son-in-law, Ralph Hayes.

The family requests memorial contributions be made in John’s memory to Meadowdale H&H Chapel United Methodist Church, 141 Mt. Harmony Rd., Fairmont, WV 26554.

The family will receive friends at Ford Funeral Home, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont, WV 26554, on Sunday, June 3, 2018, from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Monday, June 4, 2018, from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Monday, June 4, 2018, at 2 p.m. with Reverend Jim Zinn officiating. The committal service will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery & Mausoleum in Fairmont with full military funeral honors being conducted by the Marion County Veteran’s Council. Online condolences may be made to the family at