Willie O. Moore Jr., 89, passed away on Dec. 12, 2013. He will be laid to rest at Santa Fe National Cemetery.
Willie Oliver Moore Jr. was born in Cisco, Texas, on March 20, 1924, to Willie Oliver Moore Sr. and Nellie Virginia Notgrass. He served in the Army during WWII, and was decorated with the Bronze Star with a “V” for valor. He worked as a truck driver for Bell Dairy and Frito-Lay, a mechanic, biblical leader, and a lifetime member of Church of Christ.
Willie was married to Osea Marie Davenport, who preceded him in death and had four children: Barry Allen, who died in 2004, Jimmy Dale of Lubbock, Texas, Michael Edward (Mickey) of Arlington, Texas, and Darla Moore-McKee of Santa Anna, Texas. He had one sister, Margie Ray Hobbs, and her husband, JT. He had a step-son, Michael Meyer, of Scottsdale, Ariz. He married Dr. Beatrix Meyer-Burghagen, who passed in 2007, and Carmela F. McKinney.
He loved music and had a beautiful tenor voice, loved animals, and was a sweet and gentle person.
Donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project (woundedwarrior project.com).
Condolences may be made online at lagronefuneralchapels.com. Arrangements are under the personal directions of the professionals at LaGrone Funeral Chapel.