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Lewis Edward Moore (better known by his friends and family as Bud), passed away while walking through the pasture in Barry on Jan. 16, 2017 at the age of 81.
Bud was preceded by his mother and father, Stanford and Dora Moore of Blooming Grove; brothers Sidney, Alvin, and James Moore and his sisters Faye Steen and Iva Price.
Bud is survived by his loving wife Barbara Travis of 59 years. They were married in Dallas on June 14, 1957.
Bud is lovingly remembered by his children, Jamie Billingsley of Oklahoma City, Eddie Moore of Dawson, James Moore of Chatfield, and Tracy Rathbun of Dallas; grandchildren Jarrod Moore of Corsicana, Allison Brown of Barry, Dillon and Riley Moore of Chatfield, Max and Garrett Rathbun of Dallas; great-grand children Logan, Blair, Bree, Jude, and Parker Moore, and Judd Brown. He is also survived by his siblings, Mary Ferrell, Margeret Jenkins, Francis Whitner and Mollie Southard. Bud had over 30 nieces and nephews, many of which have always maintained a very close relationship with him throughout the years.
Bud was born in Barry Dec. 8, 1935. He graduated from Blooming Grove High School in 1955 and went on to become a successful mechanic, owning his own business in Dallas for over 18 years. In 1970, he returned to Corsicana to fulfill his dreams, purchasing his own ranch in Barry, where he raised cattle, including Simmental and Longhorns, as well as breeding and training quarter horses until 2016.
From 1974 to 1985 he opened and owned Moore's Mobil and Garage in downtown Corsicana until his son Eddie Moore took it over allowing him to spend more time on the farm doing what he enjoyed the most.
Bud was fascinated with and enjoyed everything horses, cowboys and the old west. He spent much of his spare time after graduating from high school as a bronc rider at many of the local rodeos. He had a very special way with horses and those lucky enough to get one of his trained horses always knew it was one of the best. He loved the farm life and always kept a variety of animals, everything from pigs, goats, sheep, and rabbits to chickens and any other fowl he could find. He shared his love of farm life with anyone interested, always eager to show them everything he knew.
First and foremost, he was a very special Christian, always trying to help those who needed it. He and Barbara even opened their home numerous times to anyone who found themselves in trouble. He touched and changed the lives of many family and friends with his kindness and generosity and will never be forgotten.
Visitation and viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 at Westhill Church of Christ, in Corsicana. A reception for the family will follow in the church fellowship facilities.
An online guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Published on January 18, 2017
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