Billy John Moore, 79, of Monticello, died on December 12, 2015 at Chapel Woods Health and Rehab in Warren.

He was a retired farmer and cattleman, lifelong member of Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church, United States Army National Guard Veteran and a 1953 graduate of Selma High School. He was a 32nd Degree Mason of Eureka Lodge #40 and member of the Sahara Shrine-Scottish Rites.

Mr. Moore was a member of the Drew County Cattlemen’s Association, Saline and Ouachita Valley Livestock Association and member of the Selma Volunteer Fire Department. He served on the Drew County Farm Bureau Board of Directors for 40 years, the Selma School Board and later the Drew County School Board for many years.

He was born February 27, 1936 in Drew County and was the son of the late John C. Moore and Lizzie Touchstone Moore. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his first wife, the mother of his children, Pat Roberts Moore; and his brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Sallie Moore.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Miles Henley Moore of Mt. Tabor; two sons, Michael Moore and wife Tina of Mt. Tabor and Allen Moore and wife Rhonda of Sherwood; one daughter, Leigh Anne Wilmoth and husband Clark of Mt. Tabor; one stepson, Jeff Henley and wife Markuette; one stepdaughter, Suzanne Norris of Pickens; fourteen grandchildren, Derick, Kara, Sydney, Olivia, Aidan, Ella Claire, Ava Beth, Billy, Tommy, Miles, Jessica, Alisha, Alex and Mary; nine great-grandchildren; two nephews, Edwin Moore and Robert Moore; along with many other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held on December 17 at 1 p.m. at Mt. Tabor Methodist Church with Revs. Walt Lowe and Jake Lindsey officiating. Burial will follow in Mt Tabor Cemetery with Military Honors.

Visitation is December 16 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Mt. Tabor Cemetery Fund, c/o Clark Wilmoth, 3114 Hwy 138, Monticello, AR 71655 or Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church, Hwy 138, Monticello, AR.