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Bro. Royce Jackson Moore
May 23, 1931 ~ November 4, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Rev. Royce Jackson Moore age 92, of Smithville, was born May 23, 1931 to his parents, the late Rev. Thomas Walker and Lillie Mae Waggoner Moore, and went to his Heavenly reward on Saturday afternoon, November 4, 2023. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Ruby Jewel Moore and Reba Page; 3 brothers, Earnest Moore, Rev. David Moore and Thomas Walker Moore, Jr. He was a longtime member of the New West Point Freewill Baptist Church where he served as Pastor 45 years. He had the Way of Life radio ministry for 28 years. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ruby Trobaugh Moore of Smithville; 3 children, Eddie (Anita) Moore, Ellen (Jeff) Herrin and Dwight (Angie) Moore all of Smithville; 6 grandchildren, Adam (Bethany) Moore, Andrew (Rachel) Moore, Mitchell (Amanda) Herrin, Carrie (Caleb) Baines, Jacob (Megan) Moore, Caleb (Emily) Moore; 10 great-grandchildren, Ariana Herrin, Maggie, Millie, Franklin, Elizabeth, Eleanor and Rubie Moore, Carson and Charlotte Moore, Ira Baines and baby boy Walker Moore due in February; 1 brother, Rev. Jerry (Donna) Moore and 2 sisters, Nina Hart and Stacy Foster and many additional nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Sunday 3:pm until 8:pm and Monday 10:am until the time of the service at 1:pm. Funeral services will be 1:pm Monday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Ethan Baker and Dow Allen and his grandson, Andrew Moore officiating and burial with Military Honors will be at DeKalb Cemetery. In addition to flowers, the family requests donations be made to New West Point Freewill Baptist Church, in memory of Bro. Royce. Those donations may be made by calling or coming by the funeral home or mail to 2293 Midway Road, Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.