Fallen Hero: MAJ James Albert Moore, Retired


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Burton Funeral Home


Wednesday, October 19, 2022, from 12-1 pm, Moorhead Baptist Church


Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 1 pm, Moorhead Baptist Church


Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on October 16, 2022, and has moved on to his heavenly home. MAJ (Ret) James Albert Moore, Jr., age 75, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the 2nd Battalion 198th Armor Regiment (Moorhead/Greenville), has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

Obituary, visitation, and service details:
Burton Funeral Home
James Albert Moore, Jr. September 10, 1947 – October 15, 2022 U.S. VETERAN Jimmy” Moore, Jr., 75, of Moorhead, passed away Saturday, October 16, 2022, at Indianola Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. Jimmy was born September 10, 1947, in Moorhead, to James Albert and Robbie Wilson Moore. He was a graduate of Moorhead High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Mississippi State University. Jimmy married Sandra Hobbs on July 10, 1964, and together they made their home in Moorhead. He enlisted in the Mississippi Army National Guard in 1965 and served 27 years before retiring with the rank of Major. Jimmy worked for Mississippi Delta Community College as Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds for 19 years prior to his retirement. He was a member of Moorhead Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon since 1974. Jimmy was the President of Moorhead Cemetery Board for 18 years and was a member of the American Legion for 20 years. He loved hunting and being a guardsman. He was preceded in death by his parents; James A. “Sarge” Moore, Sr. and Robbie Wilson Moore and one brother, Mark Wilson Moore. Jimmy is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sandra Hobbs Moore of Moorhead; son, James A. “Trey” Moore, III (Veronica) of Kansas City, Missouri; daughter, Amber Moore Thompson (Tom) of Madison; sister, Robbie Sandra Thompson of Oxford; and five grandchildren, Daniel Moore of San Antonio, Texas, Dominic Moore of Kansas City, Missouri, Gabriela Moore of San Antonio, Texas, Hunter Thompson of Madison, and H.A. Thompson of Madison. Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 19, 2022, from 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm at Moorhead Baptist Church. The funeral service will begin at 1:00 pm with Rev. Veronica Pritchard and Rev. T. Williams