Dateline: February 28, 2002


Funeral services for William Oscar “Bill” Moore, age 79, were held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 22, 2002, in the Clarendon Church of Christ with Bright Newhouse, minister of the Hedley Church of Christ, officiating.  Burial was held in Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc.

Mr. Moore died Monday, February 18, 2002, in Claude.  He was born July 27, 1922, in Clarendon and had been a resident of Donley and Armstrong Counties most of his life. He married Ella Marie Miller on January 18, 1947, at Neodosha, KS.  She preceded him in death on September 25, 1997.  He married Carroll Jean Morgan on October 15, 1999, at Clovis, NM. He was a ranchers and was a member of the Texas Cattle Raisers Association and the American Quarter Horse Association.  He was a US Navy veteran of World War II and a Bronze Star recipient.  He was a member of the Claude Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Carroll Moore of Goodnight; four daughters, Barbara Jean Heady of Meade, KS; Debra Vogt, Dianne Hammer, and Brenda Fields, all of Panhandle; three sons, Harold L. Moore of Stratford, Rodney Morgan of Amarillo, and Bradd Morgan of Panhandle; three sisters, Iva Tucker of American Canyon, California; Ruth Nettles of Arizona; and Florence Lavelle Buckley of Mountainaire, New Mexico; 19 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren.

Casket bearers were Tim Mansfield, Mark Hall, Jim Oles, Jerrell Key, Bary Clower, and Chris O’Neal.  Honorary bearers were Chris Melson, Steve Shaller, and Steve Lewis.

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