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Thomas Earl Moore, Sr.

Thomas Earl "Tom" Moore, Sr. died Sunday, February 3, 2019 at home in Clinton, MS surrounded by his wife and children, after an extended illness. Visitation will be from 5 pm until 7 pm on Tuesday February 5, 2019 and again at 9 am on Wednesday February 6, 2019 followed by funeral services at 10 am all at Wright and Ferguson in Clinton. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Cemetery in Verona, MS.
Tom was born on August 1, 1941 in Houlka, MS to Alvis and Frances Moore. He grew up in Okolona, MS and graduated from Okolona High School in 1959. He went on to get his bachelor's and master's degrees from Mississippi State University.
In 1965, Tom met Jane Wright Ruth in Amory, MS and they married in Lambert, MS, after a short engagement.
Tom was a longtime resident of Clinton, MS.
He retired from the Mississippi Employment Security Commission (Mississippi Department of Employment Security) after 31 years, where he held many positions ending as Chief of Programs and Methods.
He enjoyed wood working and building. He built the house that the family has called home for 41 years. He also enjoyed spending time with his family both at home and on family trips to the beach, where he looked forward to dining out each night at a different restaurant.
He is preceded in death by his brother, William Alvis "Bud" Moore, Jr.; his mother, Hilma Frances Young Moore; and his father, William Alvis Moore, Sr.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jane Ruth Moore, and their children, Thomas E. "Tommy" Moore, Jr. (Epifania) of Vandenberg AFB, CA; Pamela Michelle Moore of Clinton, MS; and Sharon Alyson Sumrall (Jason) of Clinton, MS. His grandchildren, which he loved dearly, Cody Moore, Paloma Sanabria, Ashlee Sumrall, Nicolas Moore, Dustin Moore, and Abby Sumrall.
Memorials may be made to:
The MIND Center of UMMC ( or to Mississippi Food Network (,250,100,50&value=6&large=500&tribute=on&source=website&ref=homepage)


Thomas Earl Moore, Sr.
August 1, 1941 - February 3, 2019




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