Jack Lee Moore, 93, of Zirconia, NC passed away in his sleep on October 23, 2023. He was born in West Lafayette, on October 22, 1930, to Loren Emerson and Gladys (Shull) Moore, the youngest of six children.
Jack graduated from West Lafayette High School and then Purdue University in 1955 with a B.S. degree in Economics. He was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity, with whom he maintained close ties. He was an all-around multisport athlete, including football, basketball, baseball, track, tennis, and later golf. He served in the United States Air Force for three years and was stationed in Newfoundland, Canada. He joined Delco Electronics in Kokomo, Indiana in 1955. Over the next 38+ years, he held positions of increasing managerial responsibility for Delco Electronics, Division of General Motors, including a stint in Sao Paulo, Brazil. On October 7, 1990, he married Carolyn (Suzie) Hobson, blending their families. After a final assignment, in Liverpool, England he retired in 1993. They moved to The Landings in Savannah, Georgia, where he enjoyed boating and golfing. After eight years he had a desire to return to a climate of four seasons. In 2001, they moved to Greenville SC to The Cliffs Valley Community, in the mountains, where he maintained his love of playing golf well into his 80’s. As an avid golfer, he played many famous courses worldwide and garnered 3 holes-in-one while playing his home courses at The Cliffs Communities.
Beyond his work in the automobile industry, Jack served the many communities in which he lived. He volunteered his time with the Chamber of Commerce, the United Way, and Junior Achievement. He served as an industry advisor to the Krannert School of Business and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Kokomo Country Club. In retirement, he volunteered as a math tutor at Slater Marietta Elementary School in Marietta, SC.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, (Suzie); and children, Charles Moore (Julia) of Madison, MS, Jeffrey Moore of Nashville, TN, Bradley Myers (Tisha), and Jasen Hobson (Jenna) of Kokomo, IN; and grandchildren, Bryan Moore (Kimberly), Emily Bridges (Daniel), Samantha Moore, Collin Moore (Sydney), Zachary Myers, Madison Myers, Patrick Hobson, Brody Hobson, Graham Hobson and Olivia Steele; and great-grandchildren, Lanier and Blair Bridges, and Glenn and Jack Moore.
His parents, his sisters, Doris, Edna Faye, June, and Mamie Lorene; and his brother William preceded him in death.
Jack’s passing is a poignant reminder of the impermanence of life and the importance of making the most of living your life to the fullest.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Church Street Funeral and Cremation, 125 South Church Street, Hendersonville, NC at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, November 11, 2023, Hendersonville, N.C.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to the Purdue Sigma Chi Foundation, P.O. Box 841, Lafayette, IN 47902-841 or online (thesighouse.com/alumni-donations).
Church Street Funeral Chapel - Directions
125 South Church Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792
- Saturday, November 11, 2023
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM