James L. Moore, 66, Scottsbluff

Funeral services for James L. Moore, 66, of Scottsbluff who died Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, November 1, 2013 at Mitchell Berean Church with Pastor Giles Armstrong officiating. Military Rites will be given by the Nebraska Army National Guard. Cremation has taken place. A memorial has been established to Wounded Warrior Project. Tributes of sympathy may be left at www.dugankramer.com.

Jim was born September 24, 1947 at Scottsbluff, NE to Donald and Rubye (Smith) Moore. He grew up and received his education in the Scottsbluff-Gering area graduating from Gering High School. He married Sheila Hoffman October 3, 1965 and to this union were born Kevin Lowery Moore and Michelle Ranae Moore.

He was drafted to the Army during the Vietnam War on August 13, 1969. He received the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star, Vietnam Service Medal with bronze service star, Combat Medical Badge, Air Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Expert Rifle, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Bronze Star Medal with "V" device. He was honorably discharged May 12, 1971.

Jim married Ann Rhyne December 11, 1976 and to this union a son was born, Alan James Moore.

Jim worked for Magnolia from 1971-1972 and began his career in law enforcement with the Scottsbluff Police Department in 1972. In 1992 he became Scotts Bluff County Deputy and served as Sheriff of Scotts Bluff County from 1995-1999.

He is survived by his wife Ann, son Kevin (Lisa) Moore, Isanti, MN, daughter Michelle (Matt) Oetken, Appleton, WI and son A. J. (Michelle) Moore of Gering, NE; grandchildren: Henry, Bennett and Quintin Oetken and Jayla and Brayden Moore; sister Janice (Mike) Chrisman, McGrew, NE, Father Don Moore, Sidney, NE; stepmother Marvel Moore, Gurley, NE; niece Tracey Rahmig, Gering, NE; sister-in-law: Shawna (Dennis) Wagner, Sterling, CO and brother-in-law Mike McBride of Gering, NE.

He was preceded in death by his mother Rubye Moore.

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