Betty Jo Moore

August 6, 1935December 27, 2018

Betty Jo (Hooper) Moore, Age 83, passed away on December 27, 2018 in Mt. Juliet, TN. She was born on August 6, 1935 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late, William and Laura (Brown) Hooper. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her son James Denton Moore and sister, Barbara (Hooper) Goethe. She is survived by her husband of 67 Years, James P. Moore, of Mount Juliet, TN; daughters, Wanda (Moore) Roh, of Old Hickory, TN and Connie Moore of Lebanon, TN; sister, Dorothy (Hooper) Watts of Lebanon, TN and Billie (Hooper) Osborne of Beaumont, TX; Betty and Jim have been blessed with seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren, that all call her Nana. They were the owners of Moore Displays Inc. of Nashville for over 30 years and current members of the Cedar Creek Yacht Club since 1988. Pallbearers include: Tony Roh, Michael Newman, Kyle Backberg, Jonas Backberg, Travis Moore and Dalton Kossa. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2018 with Interment to follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2018. Condolences may be offered at:


  • Visitation Saturday, December 29, 2018
  • A Celebration of Life Service Saturday, December 29, 2018

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Laurie Longchamps

December 30, 2018

I was honored to meet Betty when visiting Wanda at their home. So glad I had the opportunity. Wanda and Mr Moore and all the Moore cousins I know you are a precious strong family and knowing you have one another to lean on is such a special gift. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this time.

Barbara (Barbie) Moore Creasy

December 29, 2018

Aunt Betty has led a blessed life and we've all been made richer having had her as a part of our lives. When I think of her, I see her smiling. It doesn't matter which time period I picture, from my childhood, from 20 years ago, or recent pictures - always a smile. I know there were rough patches, but from what I saw, she handled it all with grace and looked good doing it!

My parents, Malcolm "Bud" and Helen Moore, thought highly of her also. Aunt Betty has always been kind and was a gracious hostess when we visited. I haven't been back much in recent years but have kept up with her through others.

While I know you are mourning, and you have my heartfelt sympathies, I know that the extended family - and there are a bunch of you from that union - must also be reassured that she is now at peace. She deserves that as her kindnesses brought peace to many throughout her life. She will be missed.

August Vettorino

December 28, 2018

Dear Uncle Bit & my Tennessee Family,

My deepest sympathies to you all as we share in the sorrowful loss of our dear Betty. It is comforting to know she had the strength near the end for your loving goodbyes. Thank you to all who comforted her through the good and the tough days...

I will always remember my Aunt Betty in the good times and long summer visits we had as kids from New York. She was smart, and sweet and funny and pretty and classy and so many other wonderful things to so many of us. Her eye for decorating was wonderful to behold as many of us can attest to the beautiful homes, offices and condos she made with Jim over the years. But my favorite will always be the A-Frame on Old Hickory Lake and Gay Winds Drive.

Whenever I hear a Barbara Streisand song, without fail I fondly remember listening with her to her albums spread out on the floor and I still giggle when I think of her behind the wheel of that awesome mint green Pontiac with 450 Horsepower...just love it and surely will never forget.

She will be truly missed for my lifetime and I can only hope in the glory she now beholds as an angel above us. Bless you Uncle Bit and may you find the strength to go on and some comfort knowing she is at peace with other loved ones lost.