December 16, 1946 - July 15, 2020
Mr. Jesse Moore, Jr., 73, of Peoria, Illinois, passed on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at 3:57 am at his home surrounded by family. Jesse was born December 16, 1946 in St. Louis, MO to proud parents Jesse Sr., and Martha L. (Jackson) Moore. He attended O’Fallon Technical High School in St. Louis, MO where he completed the Aeronautics Program and ran Cross Country Track. Jesse later attended Ranken Technical College where he graduated in the top 5 percent of his class which led to an Engineering position and career at Caterpillar Tractor, Inc., that spanned over 30 years. Jesse enlisted in the United States Army where he served faithfully for over 20 years including his assignment in the Vietnam War, his promotion to Master Sergeant and serving in the U.S. Army Reserves. Jesse married Erma Jean Eberhart in St. Louis, MO on June 19, 1971. She passed away on April 1, 2019 after 48 years of marriage. Jesse was a faithful member of Cornerstone Gospel Church where he imparted wisdom to the membership on a regular basis. He also impacted the youth of the church by sharing his musical skills with them. Jesse was a true Patriot. In honor of the Patriotic Holidays, he would proudly wear his U. S. Army uniform to church. Jesse was very diverse. He had many layers to his character that inspired his loving family, positively impacted his church and lifted spirits with his music. He also participated on the CAT baseball team and bowling league. He played the Bass Guitar professionally in a band, had a passion for racing his 1968 Chevy Chevelle for the St. Louis International Raceway and collecting Military Memorabilia. Jesse leaves to cherish his most precious memories his loving and devoted children; one daughter, Kimberly (Charles) Williams and one son, Kristopher Moore both of Peoria, IL; 3 grandsons whom he adored, Rodney D. Anderson, III, Ryan D. Anderson and Rahnell D. Anderson; his loving siblings, sisters, Thelmalene Thomas of St. Louis, MO and Carolyn M. Mounday of Chicago, IL; brother, Frazier L. Bush of Charleston, SC; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Including his wife, he is also preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Gussy Moore and Cordell E. Moore and sisters, Barbara J. Moore and Myrtelene Jenkins. Jesse’s life was an example of a life well lived. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. A private Funeral service will be held at 10 am on Friday, July 24, 2020 at Simons Mortuary with a one-hour visitation beginning at 9 am. Bishop Joseph Johnson, Pastor of Star of Hope Full Gospel Church and the Rev. Frances Kenon, Pastor of Cornerstone Gospel Church, will bring words of comfort. Jesse will be laid to rest at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, IL with full US Army Military Honors. The funeral service will be live streamed on Simons Mortuary's Website or Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Simons-Mortuary-232095303487150 promptly at time of the service. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, social distancing and attendance limits will be observed. Simons Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at SimonsMortuary.com. As the States begin re-opening in response to the Global Coronavirus Pandemic, some people are returning to their previous normal living standards. Unfortunately, we are now in our new normal as unreal and sometimes uncomfortable as the socially distancing and continuous use of protective masks may feel. *In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we ask that everyone in attendance: wear a face mask and refrain from hugging, kissing and shaking hands (as hard as it is to see someone you care about and not touch them). Thanks in advance for your cooperation! *It is our responsibility as a Funeral Directors, to do everything we can to advise families in order to honor our beloved Families and to keep everyone as safe as possible. The chapel can socially distance and seat a limit of 50 or less people. All others will be able to flow through and view prior to beginning the Celebration of Life Ceremony.
Mr. Jesse Moore, Jr., 73, of Peoria, Illinois, passed on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at 3:57 am at his home surrounded by family. Jesse was born December 16, 1946 in St. Louis, MO to proud parents Jesse Sr., and Martha L. (Jackson) Moore. He... View Obituary & Service Information
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