Former Montgomery County tax assessor collector J.R. Moore Jr. mourned

Former Montgomery County tax assessor collector J.R. Moore Jr. mourned

A man his successor termed a legend in his discipline, not only in Montgomery County but throughout the point out, is staying mourned. 

J.R. Moore Jr., 74, was the Montgomery County tax assessor collector for 27 decades from 1987 until finally his retirement in 2014. He died on March 8 soon after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer’s sickness. 

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“His enthusiasm was education and learning in our field,” said Tammy McRae, who now runs the place of work.  “He speedily grew to become an teacher for the state, instructing house tax courses. He also taught leadership programs for other tax assessor collectors throughout the state. He experienced these types of passion to make our occupation on just about every amount in each individual corner of the condition of Texas.” 

Moore was a member of the Tax Assessor Collector Association of Texas and served as president of the firm from 1998 to 1999. 

Moore was a indigenous Texan, born in Lampasas and raised in Temple. He satisfied his spouse, Rena, in 1968 and they married in 1970. They moved to Montgomery County in 1976 the place he was a grocery keep manager for Safeway. 

He afterwards purchased Pitch’s Components and Backyard garden Centre. Even though he owned Pitch’s he was elected to mayor of Shenandoah. He also was a representative on the City Center Advancement District and Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace. He was then appointed to tax assessor collector for the county in 1987 when the earlier individual in the place stop. 

McRae to start with fulfilled Moore in 1987 when she was the tax assessor collector in Sabine County. 

She came to operate for Moore in 2009 when he wanted anyone to run the motor automobile division in Montgomery County.

“He had a major coronary heart and was a legitimate public servant,” McRae said. “He always had a significant smile on his encounter and a willingness to aid other people. That is what drove him, his wish to assistance some others.” 

She and her other colleagues nicknamed Moore “The Tasmanian Devil.” 

Like the cartoon character, he was quite energetic and was usually strolling, driving and moving quickly, she explained. He was at the tax business at 6 a.m. being the initial one particular to get there. When he experienced a new plan, she claimed he’d want to put into action it immediately. 

“He lived each working day loving what he did,” McRae stated. “He was a drive to be reckoned with and a legend in our subject.” 

The Woodlands-dependent legal professional Nelda Luce Blair got to know Moore when he owned Pitch’s and was the justice of the peace. 

When he was appointed to tax assessor collector, Blair was Moore’s law firm designate in the County Attorney’s Workplace. 

She mentioned he was so adamant that she operate in his tax place of work, that when the office environment moved into its present-day site throughout his expression, he experienced an business constructed for her, as well. Then he educated her boss.  

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She claimed it didn’t operate out, but that is an case in point of how he did items. She also credits Moore with developing the tax assessor collector’s place of work suitable along with the county that has professional explosive development due to the fact the 1980s. 

“He realized the procedures and went by the rules. He was very expert,” Blair mentioned. “You had to be complete and trustworthy with the figures simply because that is what tax assessors do, and he was a stickler about that.” 

She explained he was also a loyal and dedicated good friend. 

When she and Moore’s buddy the previous Montgomery County Legal professional Frank Bass was in a monthslong coma right before his September 2006 dying, they would consider turns viewing him in the hospital. 

“We did this each individual day for months due to the fact he was our mate,” she reported. “That the variety of particular person J.R. was.” 

Moore was also concerned in the local community with membership in the Rotary Club of The Woodlands and The Woodlands Region Chamber of Commerce. Amongst his accomplishments in the Chamber of Commerce, he been given the Chamber Legacy Award in 2014.

Services are set for March 24 at Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Residence at 18000 I-45 South, The Woodlands. A celebration of his lifestyle will start at 1 p.m. Straight away adhering to the service, the family members will host a reception at Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Household.

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