Joseph Glyndell Moore
Published 2:05 pm Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Glyndell was born March 25, 1946 to Mary Alice Suggs Moore and Lewis L. Moore of Bainbridge, Georgia. He was a 1964 graduate of West Bainbridge High School and earned a diploma in Electronics Technology in 1966 from the Albany Area Vocational-Technical School.
Glyndell is survived by Gracie Johnson Moore his devoted and loving wife and soulmate for over 48 years, and his son Jonathan Moore of Atlanta. He is also survived by his sister, Gracie Viola Brock Hunt of Bainbridge, and numerous family members. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers Fhalis “Buddy” Moore and Troy Moore.
His long and distinguished career in telecommunications engineering began during school years with jobs at the Martin Theater, White’s TV Sales and Service, and television station WALB-TV. Following school, his career in Cable Television started as Chief Technician for Bainbridge TV Cable. Later joining Storer Communications, Glyndell and family relocated to Albany and then Atlanta. While at Storer, he advanced quickly from District Technician ultimately to Regional VP of Engineering, with these positions strengthening his technical knowledge and skills. Glyndell also became a mentor to many in the industry during this time. Following Storer, he joined Summit Cable Services as Director of Technical Operations, where he developed and oversaw construction of a pioneering fiber optic network, which received international technical tours and acclaim. The last segment of his professional career was with BellSouth Entertainment (later AT&T). This position was very fulfilling, allowing him to flourish technically on many projects, including as a significant engineering lead on the development of a direct-to-home satellite TV system.
Professional friends have repeatedly described him as an “icon” and “industry pioneer” in recent days. He was active in the Society of Cable Television Engineers (SCTE) professional organization, including terms on the National Board and a founding member and officer of the local Chattahoochee chapter. Glyndell also previously served as the Director of Engineering for the Cable Television Association of Georgia. In 2001, he was honored as a recipient of the SCTE Polaris Award for innovative use of fiber optics. In 2018, Glyndell was inducted as a Cable TV Pioneer for his lifetime achievements to the industry.
Glyndell and Gracie retired to Newnan, Georgia in 2008 and greatly enjoyed their retirement time together traveling and being at home.
A close family friend’s words on learning of Glyndell’s passing, is a fitting tribute:
“He was one of the greatest men I knew. He was kind and compassionate. He had a wealth of knowledge that he never minded sharing with others and there was always something about his dry humor and that grin that could brighten your day. I will miss him tremendously.”
The interment will be at West Bainbridge Cemetery with a private family service on a future date. The family will likely invite all friends and family for a gathering to celebrate Glyndell’s life following resolution of the current pandemic.
The family requests no flowers and if inclined in lieu of flowers, a donation made in Glyndell’s name to the American Kidney Fund (www.kidneyfund.org).