JOHNNIE CILOUS MOORE passed away on January 27, 2012 at St Thomas Hospital in Nashville, TN, at the age of 84. Funeral services for Johnnie Cilous Moore were conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Chapel of Alexander Funeral Home with Pastor Ron Sodrel officiating. Interment followed in the Red Hill Cemetery. David Doss, Avery Salyer, Coney Swindle, Hal Underwood, Chuck Winsby, Steve Alleman, Chad Moore, and Marty McDonald served as Pallbearers.
Johnnie was born on December 08, 1927 in Allen County, Kentucky to the late Earnest and Hattie Pearl Shockley Moore. He was one of 4 children born to this union. Besides his parents; a sister, Willa Dean Mullet also preceded him in death.
Johnnie married the love of his life, the former Virginia Flake Knight on August 6, 1949 sharing 62 years together and raising a son and two daughters. Shortly after their marriage, in 1950 the young couple decided to move to Indianapolis, Indiana where they were able to find work. Johnnie began working for Stewart-Warner in 1950 where he gained skills as a metal fabricator. In 1970 the family moved to Morgantown, IN, but he continued his career at Stewart-Warner. He spent 40 years of his life working for this company before retiring in 1991. Although Johnnie has spent most of his life in Indiana, his heart was always back home in south central Kentucky. After retiring, he and Virginia began to travel between Indiana and home on a regular basis and in 1994 they built a cabin in the Red Hill Community where Johnnie had grown up. They shared their time between Indiana and Kentucky for 17 years before making the permanent move back to the Red Hill Community in October of 2011. Johnnie was always very active, and he enjoyed spending his time working in the garden and cutting the grass. He also enjoyed walking for exercise, and he always tried to walk 3 miles every day.
Johnnie was saved by the grace of God as a young man in 1952, and he united with Red Hill Missionary Baptist Church where he remained a member until his passing. While living in Indiana, he and Virginia faithfully attended Beech Grove Baptist Church in Trafalgar, IN where he will also be dearly missed.
He is survived by: wife of 62 years, Virginia F. Moore of the Red Hill Community, in Allen County, KY, son, Ronnie and Karen Moore of Lafayette, TN, daughters, Renea and Chuck Winsby of Trafalgar, IN and Regina and Steve Alleman of Fairbanks, Alaska, brothers, Delson and Betty Moore and Melvin and Sammie Moore all of Lafayette, TN, brother-in-law, Milo Mullett of Lafayette, TN, grandchildren, Angie and Hal Underwood of Trafalgar, IN, Amanda Hicks of Franklin, IN, Chad and Mindy Moore of Lafayette, TN, Michelle and Marty McDonald of Lafayette, TN, Cassie Hill, and Zack Winsby both of Trafalgar, IN, 9 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great-Grandson also survives.