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Obituary for Albert Morton Moffett Jr

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  • Title Obituary for Albert Morton Moffett Jr 
    Author published on website 
    Date published 2 April 2012 
    Date viewed 11 May 2016 
    Source Type Web Site 
    Source ID S2731 
    Text SHELBYVILLE - Moffett, Albert Morton Jr., 81, died Sunday, April 1, 2012 at Oaklawn of pancreatic cancer.

    The son of Albert M. and Louise B. Moffett, he was a lifelong resident of Shelbyville. He graduated in 1949 from Shelbyville High School; attended Centre College for one year; and graduated from the University of Kentucky, majoring in horticulture. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity.

    He owned and operated the family business, Snow Hill Florist and Nursery, from 1953-1973 and entered real estate in 1959. From 1959-1974 he constructed over 500 single-family houses under FmHA and conventional financing programs. In 1975 he constructed his first FmHA 515 apartment complex and went on to build, landscape, and manage with his wife and business partner, Lois, 974 apartment units in rural areas throughout Kentucky, specializing in units for senior citizens, including Shelby House in his hometown. In 1976 he opened a branch of his real estate office in Eminence, KY in the train depot, which he renovated. Beginning in 1993 he constructed and managed small conventional apartment buildings and single-family rental houses in Shelby, Henry, Nelson, and Marion counties.

    A tireless worker, he carried over his business interests into his civic life. He gave back to the hometown he loved by serving as a member of the Chamber of Commerce, an original board member and secretary of the Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation, the secretary of the Shelbyville Real Estate Board in 1960, a director of Shelby County Trust Bank, the president of the Shelbyville Board of Realtors in 1978, and a member of the Kentucky Association of Realtors Board of Directors. He beautified downtown Shelbyville by filling planters with flowers and watering them; memorized zoning laws and regulations, fighting to make sure they were upheld; and crusaded against frivolous spending in government and for transparency in business. He was honored as the 1971 Shelbyville Board of Realtors Realtor of the Year and the 1973 Total Electric Builder of the Year by the East Kentucky Power Cooperative and was recognized in 2009 for 50 years of licensure by the Kentucky Realtors Commission.

    He traveled extensively-from all 50 states to Hong Kong and Australia. Loving to travel with large groups of family and friends, he hosted a weekend bus trip to Ameriflora in Columbus, OH, and Augusta, KY, in 1992. His trips with his children and grandchildren brought him particular joy as took them to major cities in North America and Europe.

    He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Lois Moffett; three daughters, Martha Moffett, Melissa Matthews (Charlie) and Susan Terry (Tim); four stepdaughters, Debbie Orr, Teresa Massarone, Christie Barbour and Cathy Sims; four grandchildren, Rob and Baxter Matthews and Allison and Nicholas Terry; four stepgrandchildren, Aimee Morris and Kim Button (Kevin), Tony Massarone and Morgan Walker; four stepgreat-grandchildren, Tatee, Garett and Marissa Button and Skylar Morris; one sister, Betty Hudson; one brother, Melvin Moffett (Ernestine); and several nieces and nephews.

    Visitation: 5-8 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2012 at the Shannon Funeral Home. The graveside funeral service will be private.

    Published in The Courier-Journal on Apr. 2, 2012 - See more at: 
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