Employee retires after nearly 47 years

Danny Moore was working as a truck driver when he came home to Ripley one weekend and learned that his neighbor, Jane Meadows, wanted to talk to him.

Meadows, who was an office manager at Ripley Power and Light, offered Moore a job. The surprised Moore took the job and started working for Ripley Power and Light pulling circuit wire on a line crew.

That was nearly 47 years ago. Moore, now meter superintendent, will retire from Ripley Power and Light December 31. He spent nearly all of his career at the utility in the meter shop – installing and repairing meters. He also read meters and collected overdue bills.

Moore, a graduate of Ripley High School, has always lived in Ripley. He and his wife, Linda, have four children, nine grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren.

He’s not sure about what he will do in retirement, which he considers the next stage in is life. He has always liked to hunt and fish, so he figures he’ll do a lot of that.

He’ll miss the job, his coworkers and Power and Light’s customers. “I like meeting the public,” Moore said. “I’ve loved my job. I’ve had an ideal job all of my life.”