The Obit For Wes Moore

Samuel Wesley (Wes) Moore Jr.

Published in Clarion Ledger on October 19, 2010

Samuel Wesley (Wes) Moore, Jr., a loving husband, father, son and brother, passed away Saturday, October 16, 2010, after a brief illness. He was born March 1, 1953, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Visitation will be held at St. James Episcopal Church on Tuesday, 5-7p.m. and on Wednesday at 11 a.m. A celebration of his life will be Wednesday at noon at St. James.

He graduated in 1971 from Western Hills High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended Miami University of Ohio, and in 1973 was drafted in the first round by the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball organization. He was a relief pitcher for the Dodger organization for a number of years before retiring and beginning his career as a successful sales executive, most recently with Bancroft Paper Company. He was also president of Wes Moore & Associates, Inc.

He was active in the Jackson community for a number of years, including his church, St. James Episcopal, where he taught Sunday School and served as an usher. He enjoyed supporting his children's various school activities and playing golf.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Lisa Jarvis Moore; and three children, Heather and Christopher Moore of Jackson, and Jennifer Moore-Houck of Las Vegas, Nevada. Also left to cherish his memory are his parents, Dorothy Blair of Jackson and Howard Blair of Mendenhall; one sister, Traci Blair Strickland (Mark) of Memphis; parents-in-law, Dee and Billie Jarvis of Jackson; sisters and brothers-in-law, Carol Jarvis Jones (Bob) of Brandon, Eddie Jarvis (Kris) of Ridgeland, and Dean Jarvis (Lynn) of Madison.

He also leaves a number of nieces and nephews: Carter and Andrew Strickland, Kelli Jarvis, Beth Jones, and Will and Katie Jones.

He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Wesley Moore, Sr.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society or to St. James Episcopal Church, 3921 Oakridge Drive, Jackson, MS 39216