BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Dr. John Bowman Moore, Jr., 82, of Bowling Green passed away at 4:25 pm Friday, March 8, 2013 at Hospice House of Southern KY. Dr. Moore was born September 26, 1930, the son of the late John B. Moore and Charlotte Coombs Moore. He attended the University of KY, then enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served in the Korean War where he received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star with Combat "V." After recovering from injuries he attended Lincoln Chiropractic College, Indianapolis, Indiana, graduating in 1959, and then coming to Bowling Green where he practiced 42 years. He also had branch offices in Auburn and Franklin, KY. He was a member of The Presbyterian Church and in his later years attended Smiths Grove Presbyterian Church, a past president of the Bowling Green Noon Lions Club and the Warren County Historical Society. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Vice President General of the Sons of the America Revolution, four state area, the KY and American Chiropractic Associates, Masonic Lodge # 73, Scottish Rite 32nd Degree, White Shrine, Elks Lodge # 320, American Legion Post #23, Commander, and member of American Legion Post #62, Franklin, KY and former Scoutmaster Boy Scout Troop #126.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Moore of Bowling Green; a step daughter, Mary Cline and her husband Chris of Bowling Green; two step grandchildren, Andy and Randy Cline both of Bowling Green; one sister, Ann Brooks of Newport News, Virginia; numerous nieces, nephews and great- nieces and great-nephews.
He was married to the late Janet L. Moore on December 21, 1957 at the Presbyterian Church in Anderson, Indiana by Rev. G.N. Taggert. He is also preceded in death by a sister, Patty M. Royster.
A Celebration of Dr. Moore's life will be at 11:00 am Monday at the Smiths Grove Presbyterian Church with interment to follow in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Sunday at Johnson-Vaughn-Phelps Funeral Home.
Memorial gifts may take the form of contributions to the Boy Scouts of America or Hospice of Southern KY
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