A FATHER of four who was stabbed to death in his village has been depicted as his wife paid tribute to “the best man, son and brother”.
Jimmy Moore, 33, was remembered as “the greatest father of his four children” after he was killed in Nazeing, Essex.
His wife said Jimmy would be “missed by so many” and that his family “would never be the same without him”.
The tributes came as an inquiry into his death heard how Jimmy was stabbed in the chest in the early hours of Saturday, September 25th.
Jimmy’s wife led these tributes, saying, “Every Sunday was Family Day and the children would choose what they would do and it would be done.
“No matter what we wanted, it was never a ‘no’. Jimmy would say ‘yes’ and get it.
“None of us have ever been without it.”
The Moors had a family holiday booked for Lapland in December.
His wife said the morning before his death, Jimmy went to work and planned to return home in time to watch his boys play football.
She added: “He was so proud of all his children and the things they were happy with.
“I hope I can make his words a reality in the future with our children.
“He will be missed by so many, but his family will never be the same without him.”
Jimmy’s mother, father and sister described the brave father as “very hardworking” and a “protective big brother – one in a million that we were so proud of”.
They said, “Jimmy was a man’s husband and brother.
“He had just settled in his new home and was planning a holiday to Lapland.
“He was ready to help raise his little nephew like his sons and would come to his parents three or four times a day.”
The Essex Coroners’ Court heard that Jimmy had been “involved in an altercation” and that an ambulance confirmed his death on the spot.
An autopsy found that Jimmy’s cause of death was due to stab wounds to the chest.
Essex police have requested euthanasia to halt the investigation until the criminal case is completed.
Local man Robert Crabtree, 33, has been charged with murder and possession of offensive weapons.
He will appear in Chelmsford Crown Court on 25 October.
Police are appealing to anyone with information to come forward.
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