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Moore, former Scott County prosecuting attorney, dies

Monday, July 17, 2006

CHARLESTON - James E. Moore III, former Scott County prosecuting attorney, died at 12:30 a.m. July 16, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was 66.

Born July 31, 1939, in St. Louis to the late James E. and Verona DeVore Moore, he lived in Sikeston where he was a 57-year-member of the Sikeston United Methodist Church. In November 2004, he moved to Charleston and transferred his membership to the Charleston United Methodist Church.

Following his graduation from Sikeston High School, he attended Westminster College where he received his bachelor of science degree in math and was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. He then received his juris doctorate from the University of Missouri at Columbia and in 1964 began his law practice in Sikeston with Weber Gilmore. He opened his own law office in 1965 and in 1990 he opened a second law office in Cape Girardeau. He served as an officer for the Young Democrats Organization at the county and state level. After serving four years as assistant prosecuting attorney in Scott County, he was elected Scott County prosecuting attorney for two terms. He held memberships in the American Bar Association, Missouri Bar Association, as well as St. Louis, Cape Girardeau and Scott County Bar Associations until retirement from his law practice in 2005. In addition to his active law practice, he had performed in a lead role for four musical productions of the Sikeston Little Theatre and was a Sikeston Jaycee.

On June 24, 1961, he married Karen Ann Giltz who survives of the home.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, James E. "J" Moore IV of Charleston and John David (Jo) Moore and their children, Macy Jo Moore and Scotty Lambert of Sikeston; one daughter, Verona (Mike) Lambert and their son, Austin Lambert of Jackson; and one brother, Jon (Jayne) Moore of Sikeston.

One brother, Bert Teachout, preceded him in death.

Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church in Sikeston where a memorial service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Geoff Posegate, pastor, and Rev. Roger Jespersen, pastor of the United Methodist Church in Charleston, officiating.

Private interment rites will be conducted later at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Charleston under the direction of McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston. ----

Memorial contributions may be made to the:

Jaycee Regional Dialysis Center

c/o MDMC Foundation

1008 N. Main

Sikeston, MO 63801

or

First United Methodist Church

1700 E. Marshall St.

Charleston, MO 63834