|Birth: ||Feb. 4, 1921|
|Death: ||Jan. 17, 2009|
Moore, M.Sgt. Richard
MSgt. Richard Donald Moore USAF (Ret.), born Feb. 4, 1921 to Simon Luke Moore and Johnnie (Hudson) Moore in Ector, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Gladys Mae Hicks Moore and second wife of 21 years, Janeese Bennett Moore (passed Jan. 6, 2009) a brother Durwood Moore and a sister Geneva Simpson. Richard is survived by two daughters, Shirley May (John) and Donna Moore; sisters, Dortha Dodson, Marie Ownby and sister-in-law, Birdie Moore; grandchildren, Richard May, Tami Nickle, Donald Nickle, Larry May, Kristina Brillon and Diana Beaumont, nine great-grandchildren and many caring nieces and nephews.
Richard was a caring man, meeting everyone with a firm handshake and a big smile. He served his country with over 21 years in the U.S. Air Force. After retirement he continued serving his city of Sherman and Grayson County for 20 years as a captain in the Grayson County Sheriff's Department, for which he received many honors both from the county and State of Texas. After retiring to San Antonio, he was active with the VFW Post 8541.
A graveside service will be held at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009 at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, with Rev. Clark F. Fooshee Jr., of Kirby Baptist Church, officiating.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to Dr. Mitchell Finnie, Right At Home and Vitas Hospice for their caring of both Janeese and Richard. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Vitas Hospice.
Published in The Herald Democrat on 1/20/2009
My Uncle Richard stood tall in everything he did and always with the utmost gentleness. I called him my Gentle Giant.
He is greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Simon Luke Moore (1893 - 1978)
Johnnie Lavern Hudson Moore (1897 - 1966)
Gladys Mae Hicks Moore (1925 - 1987)
Donna Catherine Moore (1948 - 2012)*
Geneva Aline Moore Simpson (1916 - 2002)*
Simon Durwood Moore (1917 - 1985)*
Richard Donald Moore (1921 - 2009)
Annie Marie Moore Ownby (1928 - 2014)*
Dortha Louise Moore Dodson (1943 - 2013)*
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
Maintained by: Rita Ownby Holcomb
Originally Created by: Jackie M. Isham, Sr.
Record added: Feb 17, 2009
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