A memorial service for Joe C. Moore, 80, of Tyler, will be held on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Glenwood Church of Christ with Dr. Wes Crawford and James Fife officiating. The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the service.
A private burial will be held in Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home.
Mr. Moore passed away Dec. 22, 2013 in Tyler.
Joe was born June 27, 1933, in Tyler at Wheeler Memorial Hospital to Howard and Florence Cherry Moore. He attended Tyler High School and graduated in 1951. Joe attended Tyler Junior College and was a member of the band. After completing two years, Joe entered the United States Air Force
during the Korean Conflict
. He served four years, with two of those in Japan. After the service to his country, Joe went to North Texas State University and received his Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Marketing.
In December of 1959, Joe married Damaris McCoy and they celebrated 54 years of marriage to each other. They had two sons, Scot and Bruce. In 1968, Joe started his business, Moore Asphalt Association. He remained president until he retired in 2003. Both his sons worked with him in which he was very proud.
Joe was very loyal to his church, his family and his country. Tyler was his home for 80 years and his roots here were strong. He was a member of Glenwood Church of Christ for 50 years. Joe was on the board of First Southwest Savings, served on the board of Willowbrook Country Club twice, served two terms on the board of the Texas Hot Mix Association and recently was given the prestigious honor of being elected to a lifetime membership in the Texas Asphalt Pavement Association.
Joe loved people and made friends with folks in all walks of life. He was generous to a fault but mostly anonymously. Joe was helpful to many people in gaining back their self respect and love for life.
Before Joe's health began to fail, he was a hunter and deep sea fisherman. When he could no longer do either, Joe began to ride the tractor at his farm on Noonday Road, and he grew to love manicuring and keeping it looking beautiful.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, brother Jim Moore and sister Cherry Moore Swann. He is survived by his loving family including his wife Damaris; sons, Scot Moore and wife Anita, and Bruce Moore and wife Kelly and her sons, Casey Adams, Peyton Welch. He was "Papa" to Chance Moore and wife Kendal, Charlie Moore, Reese Moore, Kelsey Moore, Shelby Moore Franklin and husband Hunter; and great-granddaughter, Bradie Franklin. Joe is also survived by loving nephews, Elam Swann and wife Betty, Evans Swann and wife Susan, Colin Moore and Michael Moore; and loving nieces, Anne Swann VonWupperfield and Margaret Ann Moore.
Pallbearers will be, Dr. Bill Smyth, Joe Norton, Frank Payne, Jim O'Toole, Gene Branum, Richard Clouse, Jerry Parker, John Robert McCoy, Chance Moore, Charlie Moore, Reese Moore, Tom Chesnutt, James Stanley and Lance Phillips.
Honorary pallbearers will be Glenn Kleeburg, Don Edwards, Tommy Nourse, Travis Sneed and Baldamor Gomez.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Bryan Lowery who cared for Joe with not only his medical knowledge but with his heart over these last few years, and to the staff at Chase Manhattan Clinic.
If desired, memorials may be made to Christian Homes of East Texas, 5476 Hollytree Dr., Tyler 75703, St. Paul Children's Foundation, 1358 E. Richards St. Tyler, 75702, PATH, 402 W. Front St. Tyler, 75702 or a