of Little Rock, AR
July 3, 1952 - April 9, 2021
John Edward Moore, 68, of Little Rock departed this life on April 9, 2021. He was born July 3, 1952, in Pine Bluff to the late Laura Jean and Edward Moore. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Nancy Duke Moore, son John Taylor and wife Laura and their children, Adelyn, Piper, and Lyla Kate; and Nathan Edward Moore, also of Little Rock. He is survived by his much loved brother Jim Handley and wife Veronica, along with many dear family members who will miss him deeply. John was a devoted husband, loving father, and grandfather. He was a wonderful man of faith and enjoyed serving at Fellowship Bible Church, teaching children in the Learning Center, involving himself in community groups and community outreach events, and serving as a friendly face in the cafe in more recent years. He truly loved the practice of law, which he began in Mountain Home, at the Osmon and Wilbur Law Firm, for three years. He then joined the law firm in Little Rock of Huckabay, Munson, Rowlett, and Tilley, where he remained for 36 years, became a named partner, and is now known as Munson, Rowlett, Moore and Boone. He defended clients in over 400 jury trials. His work family and clients brought added pleasure and richness into his years, John was on the Little Rock School Board during the '90s. He was an avid Razorback fan and loved attending/watching football and basketball games. He enjoyed spending time with his family at home, at sporting events, and on vacations. He loved spending time with his granddaughters, especially bringing donuts and chocolate milk on Saturday mornings. John also enjoyed being outdoors: running, hiking and biking, working in the garden with Nancy, bush hogging the land, taking family and friend vacations, and spending fun time with his dog(s). John's celebration of life service will be held at Fellowship Bible Church on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Visitation will begin at 1 pm, with the funeral to follow at 2pm. The family would like to give special thanks to those that cared for John in his final days, including: Dr. Keith Mooney and Iris Kennedy of Arkansas Urology; Dr. Ali Krisht and Dr. Khaled Krisht of Arkansas Neuroscience Institute; and, Dr. Rhonda Gentry and staff of Carti.There will be a livestream link for those interested in watching. It is fbcar.org/warehouse
We are grateful for John Moore's legal expertise for our customers. John consistently provided quality defense in all of the cases he handled. More importantly, he always interacted with others with grace, respect, kindness and professionalism. Our sincere condolences on the loss of John. We wish you all peace at this difficult time. Elly Jones and the State Farm Family
My most sincere condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers of Attorney John Moore. He was an exception attorney and a privilege to work with on many cases. Such a great sense of humor and genuine friendly personality will be sadly missed by all. May he rest in peace.
Nancy: We just tonight heard from Carol Worley of John’s home going. Last time I saw him was in PI case that he defended. All Lawyers on both sides of the Bar throughout our State had huge respect for John not only as a superb lawyer but his integrity and honesty were written in stone. If John told you something, you knew he’d stand behind his word. Always considered you both as friends. And Always missed you both after you left Mountain Home. We are donating Gideon Bibles in memory of John with his name in them. Again, sorry we missed the funeral and praying that our God gives you His Blessed peace during this time. Having lost Coralee to breast cancer, I know the worst time for me was about six months after she was gone. But it does get better with time. If you need anything, feel free to ask us. Love, Brenda and Rick
Thought and prayers for your family and law firm family. It was an honor to practice law against/ with John during my entire 25 years of practice.
JOHN WAS SUCH A KIND AND GENTLE SOLE AND YET A FIERCE COMPETITOR IN THE COURT ROOM. I HAD THE PLEASURE OF BEING CO-COUSEL WITH HIM AND ON THE OTHER SIDE AS WELL. HE WAS ALWAYS A GENTLEMAN AND GREAT LAWYER. HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY ALL. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH HIS FAMILY.
I worked for a major insurance company for nearly 36 years and remember when John came to work at the Huckabay firm. We soon began to assign him cases and it was not long before his reputation as an excellent litigator spread throughout the insurance industry. John probably handled several hundred of my cases over the years and I attended at least a dozen or more trials in which he displayed his skills in front of a judge and jury. I don't recall ever attending a trial where he lost the case.While John was very diligent in his work, he truly cared about people and followed the principle that all of us should follow: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.We will all miss John but I will never forget him as an attorney and as a kind hearted and generous person.May God bless his family to help them get through this most difficult time.
I went to college with John and had lunch with him every few months while I worked for the Friday Firm and Quattlebaum Law Firm. He was a good guy. Nancy, I wish for you and your family peace during this very difficult time. ❤️
I met John when he worked at the FBI office in Little Rock. He was a hard worker and he was well liked. One day he bought Nancy, his girl friend to the office. I was impressed with her. He decided to be a lawyer and he left the FBI and I only saw him occasionally. Then he married Nancy and they bought a small house in Camack Village and I helped them remodel it and make it more livable. John was a fine man and a good friend. He will be missed by me and his many friends. God's speed John, I hope to see you again.
Nancy & Family: We are so deeply saddened to hear of John’s loss. We know he will be deeply missed! Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you for comfort and peace. What joy we can have through Jesus, knowing we will get to see him again. Love and hugs!
John was my office neighbor for many years when I worked for Mike Huckabay at my beloved HMRT. He was always soft-spoken, kind and a complete gentleman. Nancy, I’m praying for and thinking of you and your family during this very difficult time. I always thought you and John were such a beautiful couple. All my love.
We send our warmest condolences to the family of John Moore, especially to his brother; Jim, Ronnie and children. We think of you and and you are in our prayers through these difficulty times.
My thoughts and prayers.
RIP John Moore. You will be missed as a friend and lawyer on other side of my cases. Our first jury trial of many against each other was probably 1992 in Judge Ward’s court and last was February 2020 in White County right before the COVID shutdown. You were 100 % class. I will miss running into you in your office building and courthouse where we always caught up and joked about some of our cases!! You will never be replaced in the Arkansas Bar.
Prayers for Nancy and John's family
Bob and I love you and John Moore! What a gentle and sweet spirit of a friend he was to us, our entire family, and our Ft Worth friends. Nancy, Nathan and Taylor and family, we are grieving his loss with you. ❤️
Nancy, fond memories of you and John in Mountain Home. You are in our thoughts and prayers.Bob and Mary Anne Kerr
Sending prayers to John’s family. I enjoyed serving with John on the Little Rock School Board.Robin
Over 30 years ago John was my introduction to the Huckabay firm. Watching him work in court was invaluable. He was always there for me when I had questions (or when I was in bedrest or in the hospital with broken bones.) John did not have an ungracious bone in his body. His beautiful smile and warm face will be one of my fondest memories. The legal community lost another Prince of the Profession. We were blessed to have him as long as we did.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Nancy.
Nancy..Mike and I am so saddened to hear of John’s passing..had no idea he was ill..we are praying for you and your family.
I have been praying for you, Nancy, and your family ever since I heard about John’s illness. He will always be Johnny to me and I remember him fondly from our Pine Bluff High School days. I also always loved being with both of you at all of our reunions and class gatherings. I pray that the Lord will be with you and give you peace during this hard time.