Dr. Wellington Moore passed away on Dec.14, 2011, at the age of 83.

He was preceded in death by his father, Wellington Moore; his mother, Elizabeth Willis Moore; his first wife, Margaret Thompson Moore; a brother, Bill Moore and a son, Gary Scott Moore.

He grew up on a farm in Fayette County, Ky. He attended the University of Kentucky where he earned a B.S. degree in Agriculture, followed by a degree in Veterinary Medicine from the Alabama Polytechnic Institute (Auburn University). He later attended Cornell University and earned his PhD in Radiation Biology.

He served five years in the U.S. Army Reserves followed by a 22-year career in the Public Health Service (USPHS) where he participated in the atomic testing program. After retiring from the USPHS, he was employed for 12 years by Auburn University at the College of Veterinary Medicine as a professor and director of the laboratory animal health program.

He loved the Lord and taught the Senior Men’s Class for more than 25 years at Parkway Baptist Church.