Edward Thomas ‘Tommy’ Moore, age 78, of Sumner, Illinois passed away on Thursday, July 09, 2020 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Indiana. He was born on October 01, 1941 in Shelburn, Indiana, the son of Denver Levi and Blanche (Roseberry) Moore. He married Ruth Waller on November 17, 1961 and she survives.
Tommy became a musician and singer at the age of 14. In 1978, he auditioned with the Nashville Artist & Repertoire, Inc of Nashville, Tennessee, with owner and producer, Bill Walker. He signed with the Concorde Record Label and became a locally popular country music singer. In 2000, he had a change of heart and began his relationship with Jesus Christ, and this was reflected in his music when his band changed to country gospel music. He enjoyed playing music at the local nursing homes and area churches.
Tommy was also an iron worker and a member of the Iron Workers Union out of Vincennes, Indiana. He attended Island Free Methodist Church. His family will remember him as an amazing, kind, and gentle person, as well as a loving father and grandfather.
Preceding him in death were his parents; one son, Timothy Moore; one brother, Jerry Lee Moore; and one granddaughter, Amanda Simons.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth; three children, Tommy Moore II of Sumner, Illinois, Tamara Nelson and husband, David of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Billi Toner and husband, Rick of Chattanooga, Tennessee; one sister, Alice Plunkett of Yale, Illinois; and five grandchildren, Brian Boushey, Kristen Pyland and husband, Bobby, Brett Parish and wife, Hope, Alex Moore, and Jacob Moore.
Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 11:00 AM CST at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois, which may be found with the following link: https://www.facebook.com/Emmons-Macey-Steffey-Funeral-Home-Burial-Cremation-Services-241234759332208/. Extended family and friends are invited to a drive through visitation at the funeral home on Sunday from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM CST in honor of Tommy and his family. Please approach the funeral home from south 12th Street, and you will be directed by staff to pass through under the awning. Burial will be in the Lawrenceville City Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Cancer Research Foundation or the American Cancer Society.
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