John R. Moore, age 88 of Batesville, died Friday, February 9, 2018 at his residence. Born November 17, 1929 in Rush County Indiana, he is the son of Florence (Nee: Smith) and George Moore. He married Fraya Schroeder November 20, 1976 at St. Louis Church in Batesville. John was a car salesman for many years at Tudie Navarro Ford and retired in 1991.
Although he had many talents and interests, John’s passion was cars. He collected anything Mopar and for years spent summers and weekends showing two or three of them at car shows. He was also an avid racing fan, enjoying open wheel racing as well as NASCAR. He attended 49 straight Indianapolis 500’s, disappointed the streak didn’t reach 50 and in NASCAR was a huge Jeff Gordon fan. John had a soft spot for animals, especially horses and his family also indicated he had an entrepreneur and inventor’s eye. He could take existing products and make them better or create something he needed but couldn’t find. Living on several acres with a lake, he liked being outdoors working in the yard or at the lake fishing. John enjoyed attending his grandkids ball games and when it was time to relax, he could be found watching Fox News, American Pickers or Pawn Stars.
He is survived by his wife Fraya; daughters Joy Miers of Margate, Florida, Jan Smith of Greensburg; son Zon Moore of Greensburg; foster son Max Dalmbert of Greenwood, Indiana as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by sister Sally Harford and brothers Eugene and Arnold Moore.
Visitation is Thursday, February 15th, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. Jerran Jackson officiating and burial in St. Louis Cemetery. The family requests memorials to Batesville Rescue 10 or PAAIN (People Assisting Animals in Need).