Moore was born April 13, 1936, in Dangerfield to Doris and Thurman Moore. He graduated from Carter Riverside High School in Fort Worth in 1954 and married Wanda Jo Holder, on Dec. 8, 1956. The couple enjoyed 54 years together, while raising their family.
Moore founded Dal-Worth Tile, a commercial tile and marble contracting company, in 1968 and operated it for more than 20 years before retiring.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Smithfield No. 455 for more than 50 years and was a member of the Royal Order of Jesters. He was an active Shriner and served as the captain of the 1980 State Champion Moslah Patrol Unit.
As an avid sportsman, he shared his love of fishing and hunting with his children and grandchildren. Even though he could fly airplanes and captain boats, his favorite thing to drive was his bulldozer on his ranch. He also enjoyed managing his herd of registered Brangus cattle, producing a 1999 Texas State Fair winner, playing the card game gin and water skiing in his younger days.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Jo Moore of Port Aransas; two sons, Rodney A. (Keely) Moore of Manvel and Randall A. (Wendy) Moore of Port Aransas; a daughter, Rhonda “Windy” (Jim) Brown of Port Aransas; a brother, Jerry N. (Judy) Moore of North Richland Hills; seven grandchildren, Zachary and Ryan Brown, Hailey, Mason, Carson and Kali Moore, and Tres Walker.
A funeral service was held on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at the First Baptist Church in Port Aransas. Graveside service was held at Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Bluebonnet Hills Cemetery in Colleyville.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made by donations to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 200 N. Station St., Port Aransas, TX 78373.