In loving memory of Jerry Don Moore, age 74, who passed away June 19, 2020 in Mountlake Terrace, WA. He was born August 2, 1945 in Amarillo, TX. to parents James Bail Moore and Vivian Lee Denny. He graduated from Palo Duro High School in 1963; enlisted in the US Air Force Feb. 26, 1965 and received an honorable discharge on Sept. 16, 1968. He married Judith Howat on May 6, 1967 in Tukwila, WA. They have two daughters, 7 grandchildren and 7 great grand children. His work career included 9 years at Lighthouse Uniform Company, 30 years at Boeing Aircraft Company, retiring in 2007.
He resided in Mountlake Terrace for 47 years, where he has been a member of the Church of Christ, was active in a fraternal organization (Independent Order of Foresters) for 45 years. His hobbies included; camping, fishing, hiking, playing board games and telling stories. He was an avid fan of Nascar, enjoyed computer games and working the yard and after retirement he and Judith went on numerous road trips.
He was a loving family man. He is survived by his wife, Judith E. Moore, daughters Sandra Schminky (Jon) and Karen Nicholson (Joe), 7 grandchildren & 7 great grandchildren, brothers Michael H. Moore, Jackey Moore (Barbara), sister Mary Pat Poynor (Mike), numerous nieces, nephews & cousins.
He was proud to be a veteran. He will be interred at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA.
He is gone, but not forgotten. He will be forever in our hearts.
"I'm so sorry I didn't get the chance to meet Uncle Don. He sounds like an amazing man. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Michael Moore is my father. I just found the family this summer but when I heard about Uncle Don he was already gone. I live in Spokane. Gods blessings on all of you during this time."
"I will miss his teasing and laughter."
"So sorry for your loss. No words to convey such sorrow. Prayers to you. "
"Don Moore, my father in law was an amazing man. His sense of humor and quick whit made for many laughs around the family table playing dominos. I still laugh regularly at stories he told over the years. Don was honest to the core, hard working, working many long and extra hours to provide a great life for his wife and daughters. Don was a force to be reckoned with and incredibly protective of his wife and daughters. He was a tall and imposing figure who loved God and had a heart of gold. He would give you the shirt off of his back. In later years of my life he became a force of change in my own life by modeling his honesty, integrity and care of family he had for his own. Values he infused into his daughter my wife Sandi. He is an honorably discharged Air Force Veteran as am I, a kinship of service to our Nation in common. It is a heartbreaking loss for our family and he will be sorely missed but never forgotten. We will see him again one day. "