James William (Bill) Moore,

Posted: Thu 12:52 PM, Nov 15, 2012
Funeral Home: J.C. Kirby and Son Funeral Home, Lovers Lane Chapel
James William (Bill) Moore, 84, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at his residence surrounded by his family and caregivers.

A resident of Bowling Green since 1954, Bill Moore was born in Bardstown, where he graduated from St. Joseph Preparatory. He also graduated from the University of Notre Dame. In his early career he was employed by Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Kentucky. He joined the insurance firm of Chester Hock Insurance in 1965, later becoming owner and operating under the name of Bill Moore Insurance until his retirement. In the early ’70s, he became one of the few insurance professionals at that time to hold the prestigious certifications as a CPCU and CLU. He was a past director, Paul Harris Fellow and more than 50-year member of the Bowling Green Noon Rotary Club. Moore was a former member and past president of the Bowling Green Country Club. He was an avid fisherman, traveler, Civil War buff and lover of the outdoors. Bill and Della owned a cabin “Friends Place” at Barren River for 11 years that he enjoyed. In later years, Bill loved to visit Disney World with kids and grandkids, and most of all lived for Notre Dame football and he cheered on the Fighting Irish this past Saturday night with a victory at his residence with his family. Bill Moore was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Mary Crume Moore of Bardstown.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Della Hilton Moore; daughters, Debbie Pitchford (Ted) and Susan Walker (Tony) of Bowling Green; a son, James (Jim) W. Moore Jr. of Colorado; eight grandchildren, Kim Holland (Brian) of Carrollton, Ga., Mark Hilliard (Lesslie), Phillip Walker, Lacey Walker and Anthony Walker, all of Bowling Green, Jacob Moore of California, Julie Moore of Colorado and Josh Pitchford (Shannon) of South Carolina; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, retired Lt. Gen. Hal Moore of Auburn, Ala., and Ballard Moore of Naples, Fla.; a sister, Betty Moore Karp of Louisville; 14 nieces and nephews; and his faithful dogs, Annie and Sally, whom he loved so much.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at J.C. Kirby & Son Lovers Lane Chapel. There will be a brief celebration of life service at the funeral home immediately following visitation. Visitation will also take place at Holy Spirit Catholic Church from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. before Mass on Saturday.

A Mass of Christian burial will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, with entombment in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Bowling Green.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hosparus, Warren Co., TLC Home Care Services or Holy Spirit Catholic Church. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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