JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)- Family and friends remember Warren H. Moore of Jonesboro, who died Monday after being pulled under the water by strong currents.
Moore was trying to save a woman caught in a rip current west of the Gulf State Pier near Royal Palms condo.
Moore's former pastor, Jimmy Young of Nettleton Church of Christ shares what he will remember about Moore and the lessons he's learned from his friend.
"He was well respected and highly thought of so to learn of his death and to find that he is no longer with us is a painful thing," Young said.
Jimmy Young is the Family and Marriage Counselor with Nettleton Church of Christ in Jonesboro and says when he first met Moore, he thought he was a quiet, humble man.
"He was just a gem of a person," he said. "I would go overseas and while I was overseas he would take the class for me, that's how comfortable and confident I was of him."
Young said Moore was also a great family man. He said he cared much about his wife and his children.
"He was always there, you could call him for anything and he would do it," he said.
Young says Moore taught him many lessons about life.
"I do believe with all of my heart and I've even told people that he's taught me something very serious about humility," Young said.
Young said he learned to see that meekness was a real treasure.
"His dignity about the way he handles himself was a great lesson," he said.
Young says he wasn't surprised that Moore risked his life to save someone else.
"Greater love has no one than this than a man to lay down his life for his friend," Young said.
Young says Moore will truly be missed in the community and offers his deepest condolences to the family.