J. Hudson Moyer, 77, formerly of Amarillo died Wednesday, May 6, 2009.
Burial will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Llano Cemetery. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd., with Dr. Murray Gossett officiating.
Mr. Moyer was born Oct. 14, 1931, in Kansas City, Mo., to Linneaus Edward Moyer and Dorothy Hudson Moyer. He attended public schools in Kansas City, Tulsa, Okla., Kemper Military School in Boonville, Mo., and University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., where he pledged Kappa Sigma fraternity. He received his business degree from the University of Texas in 1954, and his law degree from the University of Texas in 1957.
He married Nancy Lee Gilmore in 1954 in Austin. They had three children, Jay H. Moyer and wife Tara Tully Moyer of Carrolton, Katina Elizabeth Moyer, who died in 1975, and Jon Gilmore Moyer of Dallas. They have been blessed with three grandchildren, Jennifer Katina Moyer, Bailey Wilson Moyer and Jon Gilmore Moyer II "Gil."
Hudson, Nancy, Jay and Katina moved to Amarillo in 1958. Their son, Jon, was born in 1959 at Northwest Texas Hospital.
Hudson served as assistant county attorney to Lon Moser, County Attorney. He ran an unsuccessful campaign for county attorney when Lon Moser retired. He then ran a successful campaign for the Texas House of Representatives and served from 1963 to 1970 under Gov. John Connally and Gov. Preston Smith.
He then returned to the private practice of law in Amarillo. While living in Amarillo, he was a member of First Presbyterian Church. After moving to Dallas he attended Irving Bible Church with his son, Jay.
Hudson Moyer was a good Christian and generous father to his children. He was appreciated and supported by the people in Amarillo and the Texas Panhandle that he honorably represented for several years as a state official in the Texas Legislature.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be to Katina E. Moyer Memorial Scholarship Fund, in care of Amarillo Area Foundation, 801 S. Fillmore St., Amarillo, TX 79101.
Amarillo Globe-News, May 17, 2009
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