Joe Moore


Dr. Joe Ray Moore, DC, 64, of Barlow, Ky., died at his home, Saturday morning, March 7, 2020.

Joe Ray is survived by his mother, Ruby Jean Moore of Barlow; his two brothers, Danny Moore (Barbara) of Belle and David Moore (Laura) of Dallas, Texas; two cousins, Jimmy Harvey and LeeAnn Harvey of Barlow; as well as numerous cousins around the country.

Joe Ray graduated from Ballard Memorial High School in 1973. He attended the University of Kentucky and graduated from Murray State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1981. He earned a Masters Degree in Nursing from Saint Louis University and graduated with a Doctor in Chiropractic from Logan University in Chesterfield in 1992. He worked as an RN for numerous years, primarily as the Neuro Intensive Care Charge Nurse for Saint Lukes West in Saint Louis as well as serving as the Nurse Lobbyist for the Missouri Nursing Association. After a long career in nursing, he opened his chiropractic clinic in 1992 in Owensville until his retirement in December of 2018. Joe Ray spent the last years of his life as the primary care giver of his mother.

Joe Ray always had a smile and a story to tell you. He was a founding member of the Barlow 5-O. He enjoyed car shows, restoring vintage cars, raising and breeding Pekingese dogs, and cheering for the UK Wildcats. He was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity of Murray State. He served as a Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop No. 66 of Barlow, Ky. for numerous years.

Funeral services will be Thursday, March 12, at 11 a.m. at Morrow Funeral Chapel in LaCenter with the Rev. Stan Waldon officiating. Interment will follow at Barlow Cemetery.

Visitation will be (today) Wednesday, March 11, from 5-8 p.m. at Morrow Funeral Chapel in LaCenter.

Memorials may be sent to Barlow United Methodist Church Boy Scout Fund care of John Wood P.O. Box 456 Barlow, KY 42024 or the American Heart Association Ohio Valley Affiliate 333 Guthrie Street, Suite 207 Louisville, KY 40202.

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