Rockdale,TX Class of 1965
J. M Moorman
May 8, 1994
Funeral services for J. M. Moorman, 84, who served as Rockdale ISD superintendent for 19 years, were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 10, in the Phillips & Luckey Chapel with burial in Oak Lawn Cemetery.
Rev. Joe Weldon Bailey and Rev. Morris Cook officiated.
Mr. Moorman died Sunday morning in Richards Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Moorman accepted the Rockdale ISD superintendent’s position in 1955 and remained in that post until his retirement in 1974.
He returned to Rockdale from Hempstead where he was superintendent for five years.
Mr. Moorman was born July 8, 1909, in the North Elm community of Milam County to Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. (Laura B. Howard) Moorman. He was raised in Milam County.
He and Alleida Stewart were married April 27, 1929, in the Methodist Church in Rockdale.
He began his career in education as coach of all boys and girls sports in small schools for four years.
Mr. Moorman first came to Rockdale in 1936 where he coached football, basketball and track for five years before going to the Brenham school district. He taught and coached in several schools before becoming superintendent at Hempstead in 1950.
Before entering the field of administration, Mr. Moorman also taught chemistry, biology, math and general science.
Mr. Moorman was preceded in death by his parents, Robert M. and Laura B. Moorman; also two sisters, Annie Sutton and Kate Nelson.
Survivors include his wife, Alleida Moorman of Rockdale; sons and daughter-in-law, John M. and Norma Moorman of Austin and Robert (Bobby) Moorman of Laurel, Maryland; two grandchildren, Laura Moorman and Travis Kyle Rothwell of San Marcos.
Pallbearers were Harold Chafin, Robert Appel, Billy Joe Hall, N. E. Alford Jr., T. A. Weems, Pete York, Don Wardlow and Clarence Robison.
Honorary pallbearers were Ernest Hoffmeyer, Eddie Braun, Henry Chaddock, W. P. Hogan, Don Roddam, Wilbert Horstmann and Brice Crow.
Memorials may be made to Texas Baptist Children’s Home in Round Rock.
Mr. Moorman was a 1927 graduate of Yoe High School, Cameron and earned his Bachelor of Science degree, with a major in chemistry from Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos.
He earned his Master of Science degree in school administration from Texas A&M University and had obtained 61 hours toward his doctorate from The University of Houston and Baylor University.
Mr. Moorman joined the Baptist Church in New Elm at an early age. He was named a deacon while living in Hempstead. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Rockdale where he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher for many years.
Mr. Moorman was a Master Mason, 32nd degree Mason, member of the Scottish Rite and a Shriner. He received his 50-year Masonic pin in 1981.
Rockdale Reporter, May 12, 1994