OSKALOOSA — (John) Roy Moore, 93, of Oskaloosa and formerly of Fremont and Cedar, died April 30, 2014, at the Oskaloosa Care Center in Oskaloosa.
He was born March 21, 1921, at Wright, Iowa, the son of Laurence and Josie Havens Moore. Roy was inducted into the U.S. Army on Oct. 3, 1942, at Camp Dodge. He served as a member of the 753rd Tank Battalion 3rd Platoon. On the morning of Dec. 11, 1943, Roy was wounded at Mt. Casino between Rome and Naples. On Jan. 20, 1945, he was honorably discharged from the Army. He earned a Purple Heart, a Service Ribbon, a Bronze Star and a Good Conduct Medal. Following his discharge he returned to Iowa. On May 1, 1946, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Vander Linden at the First Christian Church in Oskaloosa. Early on Roy worked at Fitch & Company in Oskaloosa. He later opened his own garage and worked as a mechanic until his retirement. He was a member of the D.A.V. and the N.R.A.
His family includes his wife of more than 67 years, Dorothy Moore of Oskaloosa; a daughter and her husband, Ann and Leo Veldhuizen of Eddyville; two grandsons, Randy (Kim) Veldhuizen of Oskaloosa and Robert (Jill) Veldhuizen of Eddyville; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three brothers-in-law; five sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Laurence “Jr.” Moore; a sister, Alma Andrews; six brothers-in-law; and four sisters-in-law.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa; Rev. Mark Doland officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Cemetery in Oskaloosa. Graveside military honors will be given by members of the Oskaloosa American Legion and VFW.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Bates Funeral Chapel. Visitation will resume at 8:30 a.m. Thursday with the family at the funeral chapel from noon until service time at 2 p.m.