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James (Buddy) Moore, 79, Campbellsville, KY (1941-2021)

James "Buddy" Moore of Campbellsville passed away on Monday, March 8, 2021 in Louisville. He was 79 years old.

A public Celebration of Life will be held at 3pmET on Sunday, March 14, 2021, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, conducted by Rev. Paul J. Dicken, Rev. Gary McGuffey, Dr. Neil Salvaterra, Rev. Earl West and Rev. Ron Young. Due to Covid there will be no visitation prior to the service. Those attending will be able to have a final viewing as they exit the chapel. Seating will begin at 2:30pmET.

A prayer & processional will be held at 10amET on Monday, March 15, 2021, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, with the procession to travel pass Moore's Shoe Shop for the final time and onto his final resting place.

A graveside service will be held at NoonET on Monday March 15, 2021, at Lands Chapel Cemetery, 8978 N. Highway 127, Albany, Kentucky, taking the route that crosses Wolfe Creek Dam.

James "Buddy" Moore, son of the late James Tallie Moore and Virginia Cheatham Moore, was born June 24, 1941 in Marion County, Kentucky.

Buddy Moore came to Campbellsville when he was 19 years old to begin his dream by opening his very own shoe store, "Moore's Shoe Shop". He was one of the most successful "Red Wing" dealers in this part of the United States and was awarded many certificates for "Outstanding Salesmanship". He had an outstanding talent for orthopedic work and shoe repair and loved what he did. On March 4th, he celebrated 60 years of business in the same location at 103 South Central Avenue in Campbellsville, Kentucky. He said many times that God left him on this Earth to help people be able to walk straight.

A Proclamation was made by the County Judge Executive Barry Smith declaring March 4th "Buddy Moore Day".

As a young man, he was instrumental in establishing the "Sea-ville Divers". He went on to be honored as an Honorary Fire-Rescue Chief by Mayor Tony Young in December 2018.

He was a faithful member of The First United Methodist Church where he served on many committees including: Chairman of Trustees, Finance Committee & Administrative Board.

One of his most cherished moments was when he won the Campbellsville Country Club Duffers Golf Tournament where he was a member for 50 plus years.

He was a dedicated leader of a local Boys Scouts of America troop for many years.

He was a member of the Taylor County Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Business Association. He was a loving husband, father & grandfather and a faithful friend to so many.

Buddy Moore lived life to the fullest!

He united in marriage to Roberta York June 3, 1961.

Besides his wife, Roberta Moore of Campbellsville, he is survived by one son, Dr. James B. Moore, Jr. and one daughter, Paula Moore Kirby and husband, Ron; one grandson, Landon York Moore, one granddaughter, Katherine Kirby Smith and husband, Austin; one brother, J. Larry Moore and wife, Sheila; one brother-in-law, Sherman York and wife, Betty Sue; one sister-in-law, Frances Sewell and husband, Jack; one nephew, Steven Moore PhD., two nieces, Jina Moore Blont, PhD. and Melissa Tallent; four honorary family members: Mary Farmer, Reagan Spoon, Ping Zhou and Sophia Roberta Zhou; and many other relatives and friends.

Buddy was also preceded in death by a brother, Carroll Moore. Special thanks to Dr. Rogers, Dr. Lissanu, Dr. James Angel, Dr. Ben Angel, Sherri Angel, Mary Tena Smith and staff at Taylor Regional Oncology and our local EMS and Air Evac Lifeteam.

Expressions of sympathy are requested to be donations to the Buddy Moore Scholarship Fund of Campbellsville University, the Buddy Moore Scholarship Fund at Lindsey Wilson College, Gideon Bibles or the Renovation Fund at First United Methodist Church. Donations may be made at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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James (Buddy) Moore, 79, Campbellsville, KY (1941-2021)

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