Jerry Moore, of Walton, IN, died peacefully on March 8, 2022, surrounded by family. Jerry was born March 12, 1960, in Winona, MN, to Wendell and Arloween (Carpenter) Moore.
He graduated in 1993 with a Diploma in Biblical Studies from Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana. He was ordained into the ministry in 1994. He went on to obtain his Master’s in Biblical Studies from Trinity College of the Bible, Newburgh, IN.
As a young man he ran the family dairy farm. Then he teamed up with his dad and they started a trucking business called Western Dray Line in Winona, MN. During this time, he completed a home study program in biblical studies through Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA. He felt a call on his life to pursue a career in the ministry. He then moved to Indiana in 1989 to pursue a degree in biblical studies. After his ordination, he worked at First Baptist Church in Galveston, IN, for 10 years as the Associate Pastor having an impact on countless young people’s lives. He continued his service for the Lord at Living Truth Bible Church, Walton, IN, for 12 years until the present. He also continued to drive semi-trucks off and on throughout the years for fun.
Jerry wed his beautiful bride Bonnie (Barnes) Moore on June 9, 1979. They built a wonderful life together over the next 42 years serving their community and raising their 3 children, April, Ruth and Jonathan. Bonnie is a retired schoolteacher from Lewis Cass Elementary School, Walton, IN. Jerry was the first to offer help to anyone. He loved his family, and enjoyed camping, motorcycles, boating, working on his Mustang, and cheering for the Minnesota Vikings. His wit and humor were endearing qualities and he never knew a stranger.
He was preceded in death by his father, Wendell Moore, and mother, Arloween (Carpenter) Moore. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Bonnie; Children: April Gish (Josh), Ruth Gibson (Donny), Jonathan Moore (Rachel), and 6 Grandchildren Olivia, Norah and Georgia Gish, and Willem, Rylee and Bennett Gibson; Siblings: David Moore, Marcia Nunemaker (Les), Sheila Wall (Waldean) as well as many nieces and nephews and their children and grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 4 – 8 p.m. Thursday, March 17, 2022, at Galveston First Baptist Church, 207 S. Sycamore St., Galveston IN. Funeral services will follow on Friday morning at 11:00 a.m. also at Galveston First Baptist with Pastors Dan Boyd and Matthew VerBryck officiating. Burial will take place in Galveston Cemetery. Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston has been entrusted with arrangements. www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com
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