A funeral service for Joe Neil “Bottles” Moore, 81, of Como will be conducted at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, with Bro. Mark Bryant and Bro. B. J. Teer officiating.
A military graveside service under the direction of the Hopkins County Military Coalition will follow at Como Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Chad Moore, Robert Stout, David Roeber, Taylor Moore, Grady McElyea and David Carpenter.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.
Joe Neil “Bottles” Moore died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.
He was born Aug. 27, 1931, in Winnsboro, the son of Tilford Silas Moore and Opal (Evans) Moore.
He married Ruby Carpenter in Como on Oct. 22, 1955; she survives.
He worked for the Federal Pacific Electric Co. for 32 years. He was a chief petty officer in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He pitched for the Winnsboro Oilers and served as water commissioner for the City of Como for six years. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs.
Other survivors include a daughter, Lisa Simmons of Como; son Terry Moore and wife, Patti, of Mesquite; grandchildren Taylor William Moore, Chad Clayton Moore, Kristen Renee Nutt and Kasey Lane Simmons; and great-grandchildren J.J. Nutt, Kenlee Simmons and Karlee Simmons.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, LaVerne Crouch.
Memorials may be made to The Rock Building Fund, c/o First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs, and/or the American Diabetes Association.
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