Wayne “Red” Dean Moore, 60, of Piasa, Illinois, passed away Monday, November 21, 2022, as the result of a motor vehicle accident, in Jersey County, Illinois.
He began his life on May 31, 1962, in Alton, Illinois, son of the late Herbert Jr. and Edith (Long) Moore.
Red married the love of his life, Diane Wilson, on June 26, 1997, in Carlinville, Illinois. Together they raised 3 daughters, Kaci (Hayden) Geisler of Brighton, Jamie (Kody) Funk of Piasa, and Ashley Moore of Piasa, all of whom will miss him more than can be imagined.
Red was the life of the party. He never met a stranger which made most people fast friends with him. His family described his priorities as such: Kids, Cattle, Farming! He was a staple figure at fairs and cattle shows with his girls and enjoyed it so much he kept going to the events even when they weren’t showing. He liked an ice-cold Bud Light and fireworks, separately and paired together, which eventually led to a few holes in the roof of his shed and some really great stories. And Red could tell a story. His family and friends were on the receiving end of many of his famous “speeches” and history lessons, now remembered with so much laughter. He ventured off the farm to enjoy a nice game of golf from time to time and had a special place in his heart for his Black 2005 Chevy pick-up truck which he lovingly named Ol’ Blacky.
His memberships include: Charolais Association, Hereford Association, Illinois Beef Association, Illinois State Fair, Illinois Farm Bureau, Shipman Masonic Lodge, and the Southwestern High School Graduating Class of 1980.
In addition to his wife and daughters, he leaves behind three grandchildren, Everley and Ada Geisler, and Baby Boy Funk, who is due to arrive in 2023; sisters, Marilyn Wilson, Sharon (Steve) Hyink, Karen (Angie Grimm) Moore; brothers, Bert Moore, Dennis (Sara) Moore; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was additionally preceded in death by his brother, Harry Moore.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 28, 2022, with additional visitation time from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29, 2022. All services will be held at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Medora.
Burial will follow in Maple Lawn Cemetery.
Memorial donations in Red’s name may be left to Shriners Hospital for Children.
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