James Frederick Moore

James Frederick Moore

James Frederick Moore, 97, died on July 18, 2020, in Carrier Mills.

He was born on March 2, 1923, in Cairo, the son of Frank and Myrtle Ray Moore.  

He married Margaret Louise Shelton Moore in New Orleans, La., on Oct. 28, 1944, at the Church of Christ at 7th and Camp Streets by Pastor Frank McMullins.  

Together they shared 70-plus wonderful years. They had and enjoyed a great journey of their achievements. They are proudest of their children, Forrest, Marsha and Cheryl for just being outstanding, self-supporting American citizens.

Mr. Moore graduated from Cairo High School.  He had a bachelor of science degree from the U.S. Merchant Marine Cadet Corp at Kings Point, N.Y. He also had a bachelor of science degree and a master’s degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

He retired from the Office of Student Work and Financial Assistance at SIU Carbondale.

He and Margaret, with grandchildren and elderly parents, traveled to all 50 states, to all of the provinces of Canada, to most  of the Mexican states, and to Europe, China, Russia, India, Australia, South America, the Fiji Islands and the Panama Canal.

Mr. Moore was a member of the Church of Christ in Cairo. He was a member of the Master, Mates and Pilots Union in New Orleans, La.  His DD214 credits him 3,900 hours of continuous sea duty.  

He was a World War II U.S. Merchant Marine veteran. His area of service included the following theatres: North Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea and North Africa, South Pacific, China-Burma-India area and the North Pacific.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Moore, as well as by his half-brother, Larry Jefferies and half-sister, Louise Jefferies.

Interment will take place at Mound City National Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to the elementary media centers in Harrisburg in care of the school principal or superintendent.

To view the obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit www.crainsonline.com.

Crain Funeral Home in Cairo is in charge of arrangements.


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