Robert N. Moore, 60, of Morristown, a long-time staff writer for the Citizen Tribune, died Monday, January 11, 2021 at his home.
Born in Alabama the son of Jo Ann Norton Moore and Bobby Joe Moore, Bob moved to Morristown in high school when his father took a job as president of the Hamilton Bank.
Bob graduated from Morristown-Hamblen High School West, where he was an avid tennis player. He also attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where he worked at the Daily Beacon and his interest in the newspaper business thrived.
Bob took a year off from college and traveled Europe, staying in youth hostels and working odd jobs. Bob was an avid traveler and loved going on long, exploring vacations with his son, Aaron, including trips deep into Mexico and into the American West.
Bob joined the Citizen Tribune in 1992 and stayed with the paper until his death. In that time he won multiple awards and reveled in telling the stories of the community and the many friends he made along the way.
Bob was a world-class raconteur and an epicurean who delighted in sharing his newest finds with his friends. Most recently he brought packets of a Mexican spice he was particularly fond of to several of his friends at the newspaper. He was an avid sports fan. He especially would have enjoyed seeing the University of Alabama win another national title Monday night.
He was a life-long seeker of knowledge and the possessor of an especially curious mind. He was continually driven to know more things, to understand more things and discuss those things with anyone he thought might be interested. He was a born debater and very strong-willed. He had a big heart for children and anyone he saw in need.
Bob was preceded in death by his mother and father.
He is survived by his son, Aaron; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Melanie and David Sandlin and Allison and Tim Horner; as well as nieces and nephew, Jonathan Robert Sandlin, Elizabeth (John) Sillay, Jessica (Parker) Rice and Megan Horner.
A graveside service will be held noon, Sunday, January 17 at Emma Jarnagin Cemetery with Rev. Asa Majors and Rev. Darris Doyal officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to First United Methodist Church of Morristown or Food on Foot.
Arrangements by: Alder Funeral Home