Jack Roger Moore, 81, passed away peacefully at Pershing Memorial Hospital on October 10, 2012, surrounded by his family. He was born April 3, 1931 to Lee and Lula B. Moore. Jack graduated from Laclede High School in 1949 and a few short months later, he was united in marriage to his childhood sweetheart, Betty Chalfant, on August 19, 1949.
Moore Implement Company was established by Jack and his dad, Lee, in 1949 in Laclede, MO. The business began as a Massey-Harris dealership which later became a Massey-Ferguson dealership. Jack went on to work for Bess Implement of Brookfield and sold International Harverster equipment as well as Allis Chalmers equipment for Hahn Implement, also of Brookfield. Jack embarked solely on his own in 1970 primarily as a used equipment dealer, but he also employed in new equipment for various short line equipment manufacturers. Jack’s business, though small in appearance, sold equipment to customers in nearly every state. In addition, Jack had the opportunity to assist buyers in Canada, Mexico and Central America. He counted business relationships with Disneyland and Kansas State University School of Agriculture. Jack’s knowledge of the farm machinery industry was unmatched. He was known throughout North Missouri as an honorable business owner, who loved his trade and enjoyed the opportunity to teach others about the equipment he sold. He regularly attended area livestock and farm implement auctions and was frequently approached by those who sought out his opinion and advice.
Jack is survived by his wife of 63 years, Betty Moore; two daughters, Joy Turner and husband, Charlie of Lebanon, MO, and Diane Hatch and husband, Curt of Springfield, MO; one son, Roger Moore and wife, Pam of Blue Springs; a sister, Bea Stanley, Brookfield, MO; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two nieces; one nephew; and numerous extended family and friends.
Preceding Jack in death were his parents and a brother-in-law.
Visitation will be held Sunday, October 14, from 9 a.m.-noon with the family receiving friends from noon-1:30 p.m. at Rhodes Funeral Home, Brookfield. Graveside services will follow at 2 p.m. in the cemetery in Laclede.
Memorials to the donors choice may be left at or mailed to the funeral home at 216 Linn St. Brookfield, Mo. 64628.
The family would like to than the entire nursing staff and hospital personnel at Pershing for their professional and amazing compassionate care to our Dad during these difficult months.