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Joe Hicks Moore, age 72, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Hot Springs.
Joe was born Dec. 21, 1945, in Wright City.
He is survived by his wife, Jackie Ruth Moore of Hot Springs, Arkansas; one daughter, Jo Anna McGinnis and son-in-law, Timothy McGinnis, both of Round Rock, Texas; a son, Jack Allen Moore of Little Rock, Arkansas; and two grandsons, Timothy Connor McGinnis and Collin Joseph McGinnis, both of Round Rock. He is survived by his brother, Bill Moore and wifem Carolyn Moorem of Corinth, Texasm and a sister-in-law, Linda Sue Jacks of Sherwood, Arkansas.
Joe was predeceased by his father, William Vasco Moore; mother, Vernell Moore Lobaugh; and a stepfather, Haskel Lobaugh, all of Ada.
Joe attended Ahlosa primary schools and graduated from Ada High School in Ada in 1963. At Ada High School, he excelled at baseball and basketball.
He volunteered for the Air Force during the Vietnam conflict, serving for four years at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, as a parachute specialist.
After his service in the Air Force, Joe married Jackie Ruth Jacks of Warren, Arkansas, in 1971. Joe and Jackie celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary last June.
Joe spent his entire career working as machinist at the Red River Army Depot in Hooks, Texas. He specialized in rebuilding engines for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle and up-armored Humvees, repairing and replacing engines in tanks and vehicles used in Iraq and Afghanistan. After 34 years of service, Joe realized his lifelong dream of retirement with Jackie, fishing and boating on Lake Hamilton.
Graveside service is at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Union Cemetery in Rye, Arkansas, by Frazer's Funeral Home. Memorials preferred to the American Diabetes Association, www.diabetes.org.
Published on January 23, 2018
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