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March 27, 1967 - May 30, 2016
A memorial service celebrating the life of Jeffrey A. Moore, 49, will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2016, at Second Baptist Church in Liberty, MO. Officiating will be Ministers Mike Lassiter and Jason Edwards. Reception to follow with family at the church.
Jeff passed away on May 30, 2016, in his home, with his loving wife and family by his side. Jeff was a “one of a kind” man with a heart larger than his body. The lessons he imparted to his kids were: you make your money on the buy, be patient and give everything you do your absolute best, and most importantly, you always give more than you take.
Jeff was a lifelong Liberty resident, and a proud one at that. He went to Lewis and Clark elementary school and graduated from Liberty High School in 1985. He started college at UMKC and left after two years to join the work force. Wishing he had graduated he went back to school in his early 40’s while working at his own companies; he graduated Summa Cum Laude from UMKC in 2012.
Jeff was passionate about many things in life including the City of Liberty where he served as Councilman for the past 8 years. Jeff loved the challenges of civic service and he was a large part of many community improvements. He was an outstanding leader in Liberty and his services will be greatly missed. Jeff was also passionate about Kansas City sports. During his life he attended hundreds of Chiefs and Royals games including recent World Series and All-Star games.
Jeff was also an outstanding businessman. He embarked on numerous entrepreneurial adventures over the course of his life ranging from online retirement services to the construction businesses to restaurateur. He enjoyed the game that came with being a business owner and always said, “You get the best deal when you’re willing to walk away from the table.”
Jeff’s most notable passion was serving. He was a man of Christ and always believed that you should serve to set an example for others. He was a huge part of the Bahamas Methodist Habitat in Eleuthera, Bahamas where he was a serving board member. He grew to love the island and people and was very blessed to call many of them friends. He and his wife Rae, or as Jeff called her, “hot momma,” spent many vacations at their house on the island and were proud to call it home. This was a place for Jeff to relax and heal emotionally.
Jeff was infectious, you couldn’t help but love him. He had a wonderful personality and a laugh that could fill a room. He believed everyone deserved a chance and had friends from all walks of life. Everyone has their own special story about Jeff, but there is no way words can describe what he meant to his family and friends.
Jeff was preceded in death by his grandparents and father-in-law. As he left us physically he took their hands and is surely fishing, gambling, or negotiation a deal in heaven.
He is survived by his wife Rae; who he loved dearly. She was the light of his life. He is also survived by his son, Brandon and wife, Krystal; daughters Amanda and husband, Adam, and Emily; grandchildren, Joey and Sammy Medlock; parents, Beverly and Gary; and sister, Jennifer; brothers- and sisters-in-law who were more like brothers and sisters; and mother-in-law, Ann Holland.
In lieu of flowers, Jeff has requested that donations be made to “Team Pop Pop”, an organization being established in Jeff’s honor to benefit under privileged children in Eleuthera Bahamas and cancer research. Checks may be sent to Hidden Valley Funeral Home, 925 E. Hwy 92, Kearney, MO 64060.