James William "Bill" Moore
July 26, 1925 - March 9, 2016
James William Moore (Bill), 90, of Merryville, LA, passed away March 9, 2016. Bill served in the Army Air Corp during WW2 as an airplane mechanic. He left his home, Simpson, LA, and traveled to Decatur, IL where he joined the U.S. government agency Signal Depot as an electrician. He is one of the developers of our current radar technology. He retired from the government and returned to his final home, his farm in Merryville.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Buddy and Annie; his brothers, Edmond, Henry, Tom, Johnnie, Jim, and David; and his grandchildren, Scott, Nick, and Ananya. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Frances; his brother, Frank; and sister, Dorothy; sons, Jimmy and wife Gaylyn, Larry, Terry and wife Sharon, Jeff and wife Dana; daughter, Diane and husband Jerry Don; seven grandchildren; and thirteen great grandchildren. The family gives sincere thanks to the caregiver at Hospice of Leesville.
Visitation will be held Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 5:00pm until 9:00pm at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder. Funeral service will be held Friday, March 11, 2016 at 10:00am at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home. Rev. James Glass will officiate.