On December 29, 2012, Billy Moore’s family, staff and roommate planted a tree on the Gatesway campus in his memory. Billy passed away on December 26, 2011. His family wanted to memorialize his passing with a tree planting on the one year anniversary of his death. Billy was served by Gatesway from 1974 until his passing in December 2011. Billy was a former resident of the Hissom Memorial Center. He came to Gatesway when he was 18 years old. At 39, he moved into the community with a roommate and as his sister said, was one of Gatesway’s success stories.
“He lived in a regular home, had a roommate, had a job, earned a paycheck, went to the grocery store and to the movies, went to the bank and the barber shop, went on vacations – he was a regular guy living a regular life. He thrived in the community. He loved his life. In fact, he loved it so much that he didn’t want to come home to our parents’ house – even to visit,” Kathy Sengel – Billy’s sister
To read the Kathy’s full remarks regarding the tree planting and life of her brother and the remarks of his brother Jim, please follow this link.