James Leslie Moore Jr.

September 19, 1940October 28, 2017

James L. Moore Jr. “Buddy”, 77, passed away on October 28, 2017, at his home in Conroe, TX. He was born on September 19, 1940 in Port Arthur, TX to James L. Moore Sr. and Ludene C. Moore. Buddy married Sandra Ann Smith Moore on August 6, 1960 for 57 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Sandra Ann Smith, children, Ricky Lynn Moore and Leslie Ann Moore, grandchildren, Kaitlin Ann Moore, Kathryn Ann Moore, and Sarah Ann Moore. Buddy graduated from Tarkington High School, Cleveland TX and attended Lamar University in Beaumont TX. He lived in Port Arthur TX, Tarkington Prairie, Cleveland TX where he owned and operated a Christmas tree farm, and Conroe TX, living in Sunset Ridge and Wedgewood Estates. Buddy work at Gulf States Utilities Company (which later became Entergy) from the late 1960's through the late 1990's. He was a member of Oak Shade Baptist Church in Tarkington where he served as a Deacon and as Buildings and Grounds superintendent for approximately five years. Buddy was a 32nd degree Mason. Buddy was a great artist. He had attended Lamar University to obtain a degree in commercial Art. He was a woodworker and love to carve, draw, paint and quilt. Though he had not hunted in several years we have many fond memories of those times. Buddy was a good son, a great husband and the best father. He is greatly missed. The family would like to express thanks to his caregivers for the care and attention given to him during his illness. The Memorial services will be held on Saturday December 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Oak Shade Baptist Church, Tarkington Prairie, Cleveland, TX. Everyone is invited to attend. You are invited to view our webpage and leave written tributes to the family at


  • Celebration of Life Memorial Service

    Saturday, December 2, 2017


James Leslie Moore Jr.

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November 20, 2017

Buddy, Praise God that you didn,t suffer very long. YOU ALWAYS WAS A GOOD PERSON WHO LOOKED OUT AFTERS.worked with Buddy at GSU in 1969 for gilbert.I know now that it is time to rest. Albert Singleton

November 13, 2017

Buddy you will turly be missed.It was a pleasure to have been able learn from and just be your friend

Edgar Fenner

Paul Chamberlain

November 7, 2017

Mrs Moore and Family,

For several years Buddy had a garden at the Montgomery County Senior Garden.
On behalf of all the Gardener's please let us extend our thoughts and prayers.
Buddy was an inspiration to all the gardener's.
Everyone enjoyed his occasional visits back to the Garden.
Members of the Montgomery County Garden, Inc.

Carlin (Thomas) Troy

November 6, 2017

I am the granddaughter of John V. and Carlin Ella Thomas and visited my grandfather's relatives on Tarkington Prairre a few summers growing up. I lost track of this part of my family in the early 60's and just heard from a friend about Buddy's passing. I send my sincerest sympathy and love to all of his family and plan to attend the Memorial Service.