|Birth: ||Jan. 6, 1926|
Palo Pinto County
|Death: ||Jan. 29, 2011|
During WWII, PFC Moore was a member of Company K, 309th Infantry, 78th Division and served in the European Theater. Bronze Star
January 6, 1926 - January 29, 2011 George Andrew Moore, of Midland, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 29, 2011. He died peacefully in his sleep at his home, surrounded by his family. George was born January 6, 1926 to Alvin and Rosa Moore in Palo Pinto County, Texas.
He was a member of the Midland Church of God. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John, Tom, Joe Ed, Jim, Jeff, Jesse, and William (Bill) Moore; sisters, Agnes Reader, Lela Wilhite, Frances Houck, and Evelyn Moore. George is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lola Moore; son, Greg Moore and wife Rhonda, daughter, Kathy Marcom and husband Steve, and daughter Beth Masters and husband Steve, all of Midland, TX; and sister, Katherine Ethel Woodruff of Mineral Wells, TX. He was grandad to seven grandchildren, Courtney Fairchild, Jared Glover, Melissa Moore, Kandace Holmes, Geremy Moore, Stefanie Masters, and Kimberley Masters. He had nine great-grandchildren, Kylea and Kadyn Holmes, Brooklyn and Brinklee Fairchild, Bryson Masters, Logan and Damian Glover, Gavren and Peyton Moore.
George grew up in Mineral Wells, TX, attending the one-room Brazos Valley School of Palo Pinto County. He entered the Army at the age of 18 on April 5, 1944 at Camp Wolters, TX. He trained at Camp Robinson, Arkansas and was assigned to Company K 309th Infantry, 78th Lightning Division. From Camp Robinson George went to New York, boarded a ship to South Hampton England, and continued on to Le Harve, France. From there, he boarded a train to Belgium, finally landing in Germany. The battles he fought while in Germany were The Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe Operations. He served as an Infantry Rifleman, earning a Marksman Medal. George was hospitalized in Paris, France before being sent back to the United States aboard a hospital ship. He spent a short time at Brooke Army Hospital and was Honorably Discharged on May 6, 1946. At Carswell Air Base, TX, on June 21, 1946, George re-enlisted, this time in the Army Air Corps. He shipped out to Panama by way of New York. He was stationed at Howard Field, Canal Zone, Panama. In 1948 he was sent back to Germany and stationed at Furst en Feldbrook. He served as a supply clerk both in Panama and his second tour in Germany. He re-entered the United States through New York then went on to California. On June 23, 1945, he was Honorably Discharged. That same day, June 23, 1945, George enlisted in the Air Force at Fairfield Susan, Air Force Base, California. From there he was sent to Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City, OK. On June 4, 1950, he was transferred to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX where he received medical treatment for approximately 5 months. He was then stationed at home in Mineral Wells, TX for 6 months before receiving a Medical Discharge on March 22, 1951. George was awarded the following Decorations: " WWII Occupation Medal " National Defense Service " Bronze Star Medal " Europe/Africa-Middle East with Three Campaign Stars " American Theater Cam- paign " Good Conduct Medal " Combat Infantryman Marksman w/Carbine " WWII Victory Medal " 2 Germany Service Bars " 3 Honorable Discharge Pins
After his Military service, George worked for a number of years as a carpenter with his brothers. He met the love of his life, Lola Rinehart, and married her on April 4, 1953 in Midland, TX. He was loved and adored by the Rineharts, who always regarded him and a son and brother rather than an in-law. And he devoted his life to caring for his Lola Baby. George attended Brantley Draughn Business College in Ft. Worth in 1956 on the GI Bill where he became an accountant. He worked for several years accounting for a local grocery business. After that, he went to work for the United States Postal Service where he remained until his retirement at the age of 63 in 1989. George was loved by all who knew him. He was known for his clever wit and dry sense of humor. His comical stories were never in short supply. George was an expert crossword puzzle solver and an avid reader of Zane Grey novels. He was adored by all of his grandchildren who he affectionately called by their "fighting names," Lulu, Rastus, Sassafrass, Rumplestiltskin, Rindercella, Beeping Sleuty, and Fudge. They, in turn, called him Gramps to get a rise out of him. George was a faithful Husband, Father, and Grandfather. Never did we wonder "is he coming home after workwill he be soberwill he have blown his paycheck and come home with empty pockets?" We were never ashamed to welcome friends to the house because Daddy would embarrass us or them. We knew he would most likely pull a prank or tell a joke that's just who he was. Our hearts could safely rest in George to always do what was best for his family.
The family will receive friends at Ellis Funeral Home Monday, January 31, 2011 between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 P.M. Funeral services have been scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at the Church of God, with Reverend M.R. Thomason officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home. Condolences may be offered at www.ellisfunerals.com. In lieu of flowers, the Moore family invites you to make a donation to Hospice Midland or Senior Companions.
Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on January 31, 2011
Alvin S Moore (1881 - 1966)
Rosa Minnie Hamilton Moore (1888 - 1960)
Resthaven Memorial Park
Maintained by: totsie
Originally Created by: James L. Cooper
Record added: Feb 03, 2011
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