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“Well done, good and faithful servant… enter into the joy of the Lord.” It’s time for you to come home, --- Your Heavenly Father.
Bro. Don Moore went to be with the Lord on August 6, 2020 in the presence of his family and best friend, all of whom he loved dearly along with their families. He was born on March 13, 1937 to W.L. “Bill” and Thelma (Marquess) Moore in Cadiz, Ky.
Bro Don surrendered his life to the Gospel Ministry in the late 1950’s and served the Lord faithfully for over sixty years. During this time, he pastored Crossroads Baptist Church, Cadiz, Ky, his first church (part-time); and the following full-time pastorates: Southside B.C., Princeton, Ky; 49th Ave. B.C., Gary, IN; First Southern Baptist Church, Evansville, IN (35 ½ years). He then began a ministry to churches who needed help called “Wings of Victory” following his retirement from FSBC. Bro. Don served as Interim Pastor at Highland Baptist Church, Henderson, Ky (Then called as Pastor); New Bethel B.C., Memorial B.C., Covert Ave. B.C., and Creek Side Baptist Church where he was currently serving as Senior Pastor. He was a Beloved Pastor everywhere he served. Bro. Don was a Pastor (Shephard) at heart with a unique personality and a sensitivity to minister to their needs. He never met a stranger and touched the lives of everyone he came in contact with, no matter who they were or their circumstances. He planted seeds everywhere he went. A highly visionary Pastor, he led most every church through renovations and major building programs, designing himself what he envisioned and followed through by those enlisted to do the building.
His years serving the Lord also included being involved in many aspects of Southern Baptist work. Bro. Don was privileged to be involved in a Crusade in India and Mission work/Preaching in Trinidad. He preached over 300 revivals during his years in Ministry. He served one year as Southern Baptist Convention Vice-president; several years as a Trustee on the SBC Sunday School Board; President of State Convention of Baptist in Indiana two-terms; also, as Executive Board Chairman for SCBI several different terms plus various other committees on the state level. He served as Moderator several times in Southwestern Baptist Assoc. and on many committees during his tenures in Evansville, as well as in Kentucky.
He wanted His churches to “Catch God’s Vision…Reach People…Touch Lives…and Make Disciples.” He loved the Lord and his foremost desire was to see people come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord. Quote from Bro. Don – “My conviction has always been…Trust the Lord and Tell the People and There Will Be Victory!”
Bro. Don was married to his High School Sweetheart, Edie (Adams) for 64 years. She has been a very vital part of his life-long ministry. One of his greatest joys in life has been his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, they were the “apple of his eyes”. Great delights to both he and Edie.
Bro. Don had many hobbies through the years: Cars, Motorcycles, RV’s, Driving Buses, Camping, Traveling (and many various collections). He and Edie and his friends, Ruth and Randall Drake, rode motorcycles every state in the U.S. and Canada. Bro. Don and Edie rode their motorcycle from the beginning of Highway 41 (North Point) to the end of Highway 41 (South Point). He began a Bus Ministry at First Southern in 1982 that continued even after he retired in 2007. This ministry for Senior Adults travelled in all 48 states, Mexico, Canada, and Nova Scotia. He travelled in 15 Continents and 51 states.
Bro. Don is survived by his loving wife Edie; his son, Terry Don (Cindy); grandchildren, Chaise (Danielle) Moore, Mackenzie (Phil) Bennett; 3 step grandchildren; great grandchildren, Carter, Mylee, Blaize, and Zane Moore, Sebastian Bennett; 8 step great grandchildren; brother Gayle Trice Moore.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles.
Bro. Don received, each day, on his phone a “Message of the Day” which he in turn sent out to those on his Facebook page. On the morning of his death his son opened his phone and the message of the day Bro Don received was: “GOD IS ALWAYS ON TIME.”
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at First Southern Baptist Church with Dr. Wayne Wester officiating. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery.
Friends may visit from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Monday, August 10, 2020, at First Southern Baptist Church.
A Live Stream will be available on Facebook FSBC Evansville, click “not now” when asked if you would like to register (for those who do not have a Facebook account).
Memorial Contributions may be made to: Creekside Baptist Church, 2301 Oak Hill Rd., Evansville, IN 47711.
Arrangements are being handled by BOONE FUNERAL HOME EAST CHAPEL – A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue, Evansville, IN.
Condolences may be made to the family online at boonefuneralhome.net