James ‘Jim’ Harris Moorman Jr.
James “Jim” Harris Moorman Jr., 83, passed away on Oct. 8, 2017, in Gainesville. He was born in Augusta on Sept. 18, 1934. He was the eldest child of James Harris Sr. and Ada Blanche Powell Moorman.
Surviving is his wife of 61 years, Farish Vivian Brookshire Moorman. He is also survived by his sister, Ellen Blanche Moorman Richison of Edmond, Oklahoma; and his three children James Harris Moorman III of Roswell, Zachary Foster Moorman of Clayton, and Hannah Jean Moorman Knepp of Woodstock. Jim is also survived by five grandchildren, James Harris Moorman IV, Mary Katherine Moorman, Madeline Rose Moorman, Miranda Ruby Knepp and Nicholas Brookshire Knepp.
Jim graduated from the Academy of Richmond County in Augusta in 1952 and attended the Georgia Institute of Technology. He graduated from Georgia Tech in 1956 and worked as an engineer and manager at Blue Bird Body Co. in Fort Valley for his entire 43-year career. He and Farish moved to Clayton in 1999, where they enjoyed the fresh mountain air, the colorful change of seasons and the fellowship at the Rabun Gap Presbyterian Church. Jim was also active in the Lions Club for many years.
A memorial service was held 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at Rabun Gap Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Don Barber officiating.
The family asks in lieu of flowers that donations be given to the Rabun Gap Presbyterian Church building fund, P.O. Box 333, Rabun Gap, Georgia 30568, in memory of James Harris Moorman Jr.
Beck Funeral Home, in Clayton, was in charge of the arrangements. An online memorial register book is available at www.beckfuneralhome.com.
The Clayton Tribune, Oct. 12, 2017