Bill Moore was an outstanding man, founder, believer in the mule industry. He passed away on February 2nd. Bill was known to Dixie through the gaited mule world and was a strong supporter in helping to encourage the beginning of this magazine. He believed there was a place for a magazine in the south.
Bill Moore's office obituary can be found listed below out of respect to his family. There is no possible way to list all of the accomplishments Bill has given to the mule industry. He served as current AGMA president and had so for many years. The following link also will give you further information to his work with NASMA. http://www.nasma.us/Obituaries/Obit.htm To say the least Bill was an oustanding Mule Man, an oustanding Man, a loving father, husband and one who will be missed in all walks of his life.
Dixie extends peaceful rest to Bill and prayers to his family at this time. May all who have come in touch with Bill during their life remember the good lessons he shared with them and continue to share the good he brought with others.
William Owen "Bill" Moore, 67, of Shelbyville passed away Thursday, Feb. 2.2012, at Middle Tennessee Medical Center after an extended illness. He was a retired owner/operator of Moore Equipment Company and owner of Stepping Out Farm. He was also the current President of the American Gaited Mule Association 20+ years and a member of Southside Baptist Church.
He was the son of the late William Jacob and Laura Irene Petty Moore and the step-son of the late Virginia Dare Beachboard Moore.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Mooneyham Moore of Shelbyville; two sons, William Christopher “Chris” (Pam) Moore of Murfreesboro, Cary Jacob (Lori) Moore of Bell Buckle, three daughters, Lisa (Rodney) Schmiede of Shelbyville, Sheila (Donnie) Higgins of Bell Buckle, Angela (John) Floyd of Murfreesboro; eleven Grandchildren, Cara Moore, Anna Moore, Zachary Moore, Katie Hallum, Rodney Schmiede, Heather Garcia, Scott Jones, Lindsey Fournier, Lauren Grissom, Karly Grissom, Stephanie Calhoun and eight Great Grandchildren