Joseph “Joe” Jacks Moore passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, in Jackson, TN at the age of 78.
He was born in Tuscumbia, AL on August 15, 1943, to the late Matthew Lynch Moore and Mary George Price Moore. Joe married the love of his life, Jane Maclin, after meeting her at Florence State (now the University of North Alabama), where they both attended. He received his bachelor's degree from Western Kentucky University and his master's degree from Indiana State University. Joe and Jane then moved to Jackson, TN and raised two beautiful daughters.
Joe was a longtime resident of Jackson and was a professor at Jackson State Community College for many years. He was an avid golfer and member of the Jackson National Golf Club. Joe will always be remembered for his light-heartedness, his great sense of humor, and being a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 56 years, Jane Moore; two daughters, Meredith Macino (Al) of Medina, OH and Melinda McDowell (Jim) of Nashville, TN; and three grandchildren, Abigail Jernigan, Anna Macino, and Joseph McDowell.
A Celebration of Life service will be held 4:00 p.m. Saturday, September 3, 2022 in the chapel of Arrington Funeral Directors. The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Youth on Course at 3200 Lopez Road, Pebble Beach, CA 93953 or online at
"Grieve not... Nor speak of me with tears... But laugh and talk to me as though I were beside you. I loved you so... 'Twas Heaven here with you."
Arrington Funeral Directors 148 W. University Parkway Jackson, TN 38305 731.668.1111