MSgt James S. Moore, Jr., USAF, Ret., 87, passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 28, 2019, at Scott and White Hospital, in Temple. A memorial service with full military honors will be held at St Martin’s Episcopal Church, in Copperas Cove, at 11 AM, on March 14, 2019. A later service is also scheduled at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, in Brunswick, Georgia, on April 23, 2019, where he will be laid to rest.
James was born on August 5, 1931, in Brunswick, Georgia, to James S. and Isabelle Moore (Stankowitz). He joined the United States Air Force in 1947 and retired after 20 years of service in 1967. Throughout his Air Force career as an Instrument Technician, he served in many locations including Georgia, Guam, North Africa, England, and Greenland. He worked on the B-36 Peacemaker and the B-47 Stratojet as well as numerous other aircraft and was instrumental in the early years of developing our country’s nuclear deterrence. Following his Air Force Career, he taught junior high school history, served as a vice principal for Barrigada Junior High School on Guam, taught Air Force Junior ROTC on Guam and in England, and taught high school Industrial Arts in El Paso, TX, until his final retirement in 1991. Upon retiring, he moved to Dolores, Colorado and served in various civic positions including City Councilman and City Mayor. He and his wife, Sieglinde (Lynn), moved to Copperas Cove, TX, in 2005, where he spent the remainder of his life. James thoroughly enjoyed reading and would consume 2-3 novels a week. He also enjoyed working with his hands on mechanical and woodworking projects.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters, Florence Youngner and Jacqueline Walker.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Sieglinde O. Moore; Three children, James S. Moore III, Charles F. Moore, Isabel Ann Pickett; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.