OBITUARY

Honorable Don Moore Jr

November 27, 1928November 28, 2017
Play Tribute Movie Play Tribute Movie

CHATTANOOGA – Judge Don Moore died peacefully on 11/28/2017 at age 89. He was a 1946 graduate of Chattanooga High School, attended Emory University, and obtained his law degree from the University of Tennessee. He graduated from the National Judicial College, University of Nevada at Reno in 1979. He served his country twice in the U.S. Army, first during World War II, as a military policeman with the European Theater, and then during the Korean War with the 822nd Tank Battalion. He was released from service as a Staff Sargent in the Army Reserves in 1951. Early in his career, he was a partner of Moore & Moore Contractors and a Chattanooga attorney. He was elected in 1956 and 1964 to the Tennessee House of Representatives and in 1966 to the Tennessee State Senate, and he served as Chairman of the Fiscal Review Committee in the 85th Tennessee General Assembly from 1967-1969. From 1974-1978 he was the County Judge of Hamilton County, the chief administrator of Hamilton County, TN. Subsequently, he served as the Hamilton County Court Judge, on the bench from 1978-1982. He followed up his political career as a local attorney. He was named Legislative Conservationist of the Year in 1968. He used his influence to secure a second Hamilton County criminal court, to develop the relationship between Hamilton County and Erlanger Hospital, to secure participation in the State of TN TCRS retirement plan for Hamilton County employees, and to incorporate the University of Chattanooga into the UT state university system. He was a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, State Bar of Georgia, the American Legion, Chattanooga Scottish Rite of Freemasonry (32° KCCH), East Lake Lodge #698, Elks Club, Alhambra Shrine, and Chattanooga Flyers. He loved to travel, fly small planes, golf, build personal computers and to attend UT Football games. He was a member of Brainerd United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Don M. Moore, Sr.; mother, Frances Moore Rowe; brother, Kenneth A. Moore, Sr.; and sister-in-law, Jean R. Moore. Left behind to cherish Don’s memory are his daughters Lisa M. “Mikki” Schnur (Rick); Deidre M. “Dee Dee” Keylon (Mark); loving companion Sara M. Moore; nephew Ken Moore (Kathy); niece Debbie Steele, her children Jarod Ownbey and Kaitlyn Steele; niece Diane Austin, and her daughter Ashley Kershaw. A Celebration of Don’s Life will be held graveside at Beautiful Greenwood Cemetery on Monday December 4, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. The family will receive friends from 3 – 7 p.m. on Sunday December 3, 2017 and again on Monday December 4, 2017 beginning at noon. Special thanks to the staff at Morning Pointe of Collegedale, TN who cared for him so compassionately. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements are under the care of Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist East Chapel, 404 South Moore Rd. East Ridge, TN 37412. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastChapel.com

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, December 3, 2017
  • Visitation 2 Monday, December 4, 2017
  • A Celebration of Don's Life Monday, December 4, 2017
REMEMBERING

Honorable Don Moore Jr

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Diane Austin

December 13, 2017

My deepest sympathy Mikki and Dee Dee. I just found out today of Uncle Don's passing. I wish I had known so I could have been there. Lots of Love, Diane Austin, Hixson, TN

Debra Cope

December 6, 2017

My deepest sympathy to the family of this wonderful man. He was friends with my mother and I was so very glad to know him. I am sorry for your loss.

Greg Cook

December 3, 2017

I have only know Don for the last year but I felt like I have known him all my life. What a wonderful and beautiful man he was. I loved to talked to him at the dinner table. His laughter was like no other. I miss him already but I know I will see him again in Heaven.

Greg Cook (Food Service Director at Morning Pointe Greenbriar Cove)
gregs.cook@hotmail.com

Stacy Smith

December 3, 2017

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Moore. He was our neighbor for many years in Chickamauga. He was an amazing man! Our family loved him dearly.

Mark, Stacy, Ashton, Abby, and Ty Smith

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY