Dr. Dewey Moore Jr.

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Dr. Dewey C. “Skeeter” Moore Jr., 83, of Selma, died Jan. 6, 2009, at Vaughn Regional Medical Center in Selma. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sat., Jan. 10, at New Live Oak Cemetery in Selma. The Revs. John Ackerman and George Wood officiated and funeral arrangements were handled by Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home of Selma.
Dr. Moore is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ada Jean Moore. He is also survived by two brothers, William H. (Hilda) Moore of Quincy, Fla. and Thomas L. (Carolyn) Moore of Lee, Fla.; six nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Active pallbearers were Bill Kendricks, Bobby Faulkenberry, Barry Stapp and Bruce Sewell.
Dr. Moore was born Oct. 12, 1925, in Faunsdale, Ala., the son of Dewey C. and Bonice Leonard Moore. Shortly thereafter, he moved with his mother and father to the ancestral home of Andalusia, where he was raised on the family dairy farm. He attended Andalusia City Schools and graduated from Andalusia High School. He later attended API (now Auburn University), completing the pre-veterinary program and one quarter of veterinary school before entering the U.S. Army in 1944.
He saw action in the Philippines and was among the first U.S. troops occupying Japan in September 1945, serving there until August 1946. He was honorably discharged in September 1946 and re-entered veterinary school at Auburn, graduating in June 1950. He set up his initial veterinary practice in Bay Springs, Miss.
He married Ada Jean Moore of Marion Junction, Ala., on Dec. 8, 1950. He moved his large animal practice to Selma in March 1955, where he worked until retirement. Dr. Moore was a member of Marion Junction Presbyterian Church and a member of Omega Tau Sigma Veterinary Fraternity.