Hopefully, this family man didn't die in vain. Hopefully, his passing with inspire someone to carry when they are legally allowed to do so, with one in the tube. . . God rest your soul, Mark Moore.

Walker stabbing victim's sister recounts his final minutes, including phone call with his wife

Mark Moore was on the phone to his wife when he was stabbed to death at the Motel 6 in Walker on Wednesday night.

According to Stacia Barnes, Moore's sister, he was in the motel's parking lot around 7:30 p.m. talking on the phone to his wife, Jarrin Moore. She kept hearing him tell another person to "keep it over there, just stay over there," Barnes said.

The last thing Jarrin Moore heard her husband say: "Don't point that thing at me."

"And then the phone went dead," Barnes said.

Moore's family is still trying to fathom how the friendly, tall 31-year-old who curled 100-pound dumbbells could have been killed.

Although Moore lived in Indianapolis, he traveled to visit his parents in Tennessee every few weekends.

"They have a house on the lake," Barnes said. "He just taught his 5-year-old daughter how to swim."

Moore had been staying at the motel while in town on business -- he built and repaired cell phone towers for Safety Tech in Indianapolis, Barnes said. He often had to take trips for work, she said, leaving home Monday and getting back Friday.

Six hours after speaking to his wife, police came to the door to tell Jarrin Moore her husband had been stabbed to death.

Investigators continue to search for their main suspect in the stabbing, Jack Howard Jacqmain, 52, who has a history of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Jacqmain left an in-patient medical facility on Aug. 12 without being flagged as a parolee.

He served 17 years in jail after a 1992 bank robbery and was taken back into custody July 15 after allegedly bringing a knife to a meeting with his parole agent.

Moore just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, Barnes said.

"I just need the guy off the streets, so he's not doing this to some other person and their family," she said.

Transporting Moore's body back to Indiana has been an ordeal, Barnes said, because of the murder investigation. But the family hopes to have a viewing on Monday, and a funeral on Tuesday.

A benefit fund has also been set up for Moore's five-year-old daughter, Kiley, at Fifth-Third Bank, Barnes said.

As she talked about her brother through tears, Barnes periodically soothed her eight-year-old son.

"He's currently sitting on my lap, crying," she said. "It's OK, Uncle Marky's in a better place."