Floyd David “Dave” Moore, Sr.
Dave Moore, raised in Reagan, Texas, was born in 1927 to Helen Clyde Cornwell Moore and Luther Stan Moore. Dave often went by the moniker, Buster, also a nickname given to his father, who passed away when Dave was 12 years old. Dave was a life-long member of the Reagan United Methodist Church. He married his high school sweetheart, Doris Jane “Pinky” Bull, in 1946. Dave and Doris were married 64 years and had three children. After the birth of his first grand-child, Dave became lovingly known as Mo to all of his friends and family.
Nine days after marrying Doris at Randolph Air Force Base, Dave reported for Army basic training, after which he was stationed in Japan. After Dave’s return to the States, he and Doris settled for a short time in Waco, Texas, while he attended Baylor University, graduating with his Bachelor’s in Business & Accounting. Dave went on to work for the Internal Revenue Service as a Special Agent with their Intelligence Division. He later served as District Chief in Wyoming, Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas. Dave retired from the IRS while District Chief in Austin, Texas, in 1977. Following his retirement from the IRS, Dave was recruited by the Texas Attorney General to establish the Texas Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. He served the AG’s office for several years. Dave then became a licensed private investigator and served as a Special Investigator for the Williamson County District Attorney’s office. In 1983, Dave and Doris moved to Six Mile, Texas,
near the Toledo Bend Reservoir, where he fully retired. He found himself still busy in Six Mile as an original founder of the Six Mile Volunteer Fire Department. He also earned his certification as an Emergency Medical Technician at the age of 78. Dave and Doris were dedicated members of Hemphill United Methodist Church. Dave’s greatest past-time was fishing, with the best, and his favorite fishing partner, Doris. It was not unusual for the two of them to be out on the boat twice a day. They also enjoyed travel ing the U.S., camping in their fifth-wheel RV.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents and the love of his life, Doris (May 1, 2011).
He is survived by their children: Jeannie Lee Handley, husband, Gerald; Floyd David Moore, Jr., wife Rebecca; and Joseph Daniel Moore, wife Dianna' as well as grandchildren: Jennifer; Melissa; Leslie; Ashley; and John; and great-grandchildren: Michelle; Thomas; Victoria; and Harvey.
On May 4, 2020, while surrounded by family, Dave was rejoined with Doris, passing peacefully in his sleep.
The family extends their love and gratitude to the staff of Serenity Gardens in Dickenson, Texas, and Traditions Healthcare, especially Rusty Jordan and Kendal Jordan.
In place of flowers, the family request that donations be made in honor of Dave to the Six Mile Volunteer Fire Department, 9200 Hwy 87 South, Hemphill, Texas 75948, or to Reagan United Methodist Church, 3712 FM 413, Reagan, Texas 76680.