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Morrison Funeral Home & Crematory
Phone: (208) 436-1800

Joe Moore

Born: Wednesday Apr-14-1954
Died: Saturday Dec-29-2018
Funeral: Thursday Jan-03-2019

Morrison Funeral Home
& Crematory

188 S. Hwy 24
Rupert, Idaho 83350
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Joe Moore peacefully returned to our Lord on December 29, 2018 in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his family.

Joe was born April 14, 1954 in Cleburne, Texas, the eldest son of Joe & Flora Moore. He graduated from Brownwood High School in 1972. A year later Joe married Sammye Kay Bramlett and from their union came his sons, Jason Michael, 1974 and Christopher Shawn, 1977. Joe and Sammye later divorced. Years later Joe married his spouse of 30 years, Kay Doyal in 1988. From this union they were blessed with a daughter, Laura KayLee (Boog), 1989.

Joe joined the U.S. Army in 1972 with the 1st Armored Cavalry as an armored crew member; serving on the borders of East and West Germany, exiting the Army in 1979 as a tank commander. He held various occupations, including: Santa Fe Railroad, Master Plumber of his own business, and managed Wal-Mart stores, which brought him to Idaho. He found his true calling with the Minidoka County Sheriff’s Office in 1993. There he found the companionship of his K9 partners, leading him to become a POST certified K9 trainer.

Joe was a loving and caring father, grandfather, and husband - always putting family before himself. He greatly enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was quick with a joke, praise, and above all, life advice. To say Joe was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing, camping and all around exploration is a drastic understatement - there is not a square inch of the desert that he has not stepped foot on.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his father-in-law, Jere Doyal and a granddaughter, Raeleigh.

Joe is survived by his loving wife, Kay Moore. His sons Jason (Valorie) Moore of Rigby, Chris (Savannah) Moore of Weatherford, Texas, and daughter KayLee Moore (Cody Kester) of Rupert, his eleven grandchildren: Alex, Dawson, Cheyenne, Dallon, Ethan, Ruby, Shawn, Chelsea, Dallen, Kiera, Kaiden and one great-grandchild due in July of 2019, his siblings Marijane (David) Gilley of Early, Texas; Jim (Jackie) Moore of Cleburne, Texas and Brack (Regina) Moore of Grandview, Texas and his dedicated K-9 partner of 10 years, Reno.

*** He would like to remind everyone that Ketchup is a mandatory staple with all meals! ***

His celebration of life will be held on January 3, 2019 at First Christian Praise Chapel in Rupert at 11 a.m. for all who would like to say farewell, share a memory, and visit with family.  Arrangements are under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home, 188 South Hwy 24 in Rupert.

Condolences for Joe Moore

From: Eddie and Diane Zink
You will be truly missed and we will remember all the great times we had together.

From: Floyd Tolston
I am sorry to learn of the passing of Joe. Condolences to all of his family.

From: Kevan Amonett
Sorry for your lost, I have a lot of memories when we were kids playing.

From: Lance Gilley
Psalms 29:11

From: Justin Bramlett 
Just wanted to say that I'm sorry about his passing and that I love my family very much.

From: Charles Moore
Its really been hard today thinking of my cousin Joey. We spent a lot of time together growing up and when he came to Cleburne we would drink coffee and then did some running around. I'm really going to miss him. RIP

From: Mary (Mer) Braswell 
Joe was always a man of many words.
(usually advise). Loved to cook and share his recipes with me. Going to miss our phone chats. Kaylee, Chris and Jason your All in my prayers for strength and healing. I know you will all be ok because that the way your daddy raised you. Kay you know how much he loved you. He only wants you to continue to have the best. Stay strong and keep the faith. God will get you threw this. Love yall, here if yall need anything.

From: Megan Orton
Kay and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Joe was such a kind and good man. He truly had a heart of gold. He cared and had compassion for those around him and those he served. I will always remember him for his stories, his jokes, bringing Reno into dispatch to give me a grin, and when he would help me out with my migraines. He just would know how to fix them. Most importantly he will be remembered because he was a friend. May he rest in peace. My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to you all. *hugs*

From: Lora Dell (Moore) Ford 
So sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with the family. May God be with you.

From: Ruth Nell Moore and family
Prayers for the family.

From: Gail Bruner 
I am so glad that we re-connected in later life. Lots of laughs and good times thru the years. My prayers go out to all the friends and family.
Rip Joey

From: Brad and Doris Shock 
Joe was a good friend and he loved his archery. He will be missed.

From: Doug Terv
I am sorry for the loss of joey. I REALLY enjoyed our visits about old times at our class reunions. I know he will be missed by many.

From: Sara Boetz
You will be missed uncle Joey. You took us in as kids of your own and you will always hold a special place in my heart. Prayers to all of his Family

From: Sherita Chism 
Joe always made me laugh.  I enjoyed our last reunion together.  We both shared a love for hunting!
Go scope it out for us Joe!

From: Clell Frazier 

From: David & Kate Roundy 
We are so sorry. Joe really made things fun in the law enforcement world. He will be missed.

From: Annie Holmes 
Kay & Kaylee
So sorry to hear about Joe.  Thoughts & prayers are with and all the family.

From: Georgina Stewart Holzmeier 
So sad to hear if Joey's passing. Hugs and prayers.

From: Michelle (May) Barnes 
I'm so very sorry Kaylee and your mother. I didn't get to know your siblings very well but we had a great child hood filled with mischief and upsetting both your dad and mine lol. It was great fun getting to know him and sending you huge hugs and great fun memories.

From: Will Hammon
All are better for having known Joe Moore. May the peace of god be with the family of Moore at this time.

From: Pam Engelhardt
What a privilege it was to have known Joe.  He will truly be missed.

From: Renee Wells
Kay and family, I was so saddened to hear if Joe's passing. He was an amazing law officer and dog trainer. So grateful that our son played a very small part in Joe's debut to K-9s when he was able to donate Angel to him to get him started. I bet he is the top trainer in Heaven! Prayers to your family.


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Morrison Funeral Home
& Crematory

188 South Hwy 24
Rupert, Idaho 83350
Phone (208) 436-1800