John Richard Moore, 80, died on Thursday, April 22, 2021 of complications from an auto accident on New Years Day. John was born May 15, 1940, to John Alonzo Moore and Odus Opal Bibb Moore in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. He graduated from Central High School in Muskogee, Oklahoma in 1958, after which he studied industrial arts at a technical college. John and two buddies soon transferred to Ottumwa, Iowa, with Sutherland Lumber Company. He married, raised three children, Greg, Brenda, and Beth Moore and later divorced. John worked for Bill's Sheet Metal in Ottumwa before joining Winger Contracting where he worked for more than 20 years. He married Doris Joan Fisk (Jody) on August 9, 1985. They enjoyed more than 30 years together in Arizona.\n\nIn his maturity, John enjoyed trap shooting and reloading shotgun shells, exploring scenic highways, and discovering unique local diners. He was a quiet, dependable man, with an infectious grin who valued integrity. He spent many weekends in the 1970's hauling his kids to rodeos and caring for his acreage near Kirkville, Iowa. The 1980's saw John enjoying tennis in Sun Lakes, Arizona, with Jody at the peak of his career. They spent summers in his semi-retirement years traveling by RV, exploring the U.S. and Canada. \n\nJohn was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Jody. He is survived by his son Greg Moore, Greg's wife Lori and daughter Miranda Moore all of Arizona; Brenda Case, her son Travis Case, Amy Hazelwood, and their son Elliot Case, and daughter Evelyn Case of Ottumwa; Beth Ford of Des Moines and her daughters Talitha Ford of Iowa City and Sophia Ford of Des Moines. John valued as his own Jody's adult children: Becky (Jerry) Shaffer, Pete (Kim) Shewry, and Mindy (Phil) Gehrt. and grandchildren, Emily (Tim)VanAntwerp, Sara (Kye) Bennis, Orval (Andrea) Shewry, Steve Shewry, Justin (Jinoos) Gehrt, Johanna (Eric) Miller; and the great- and great- great grandchildren who arrived during John and Jody's lives together, including: Elijah Hartman, Daniel Hartman; Alex, Maddox, and Scarlet Miller.\n\nAs he wished, no service will be held. A private family gathering will honor John. Memorials may be made to Jackson Animal Clinic, 14205 Hwy 92, Platte City, MO 64079, who cared for John's dog after the accident or Heartland Humane Society of Ottumwa. Sinnott Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.