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Obituaries

December 11, 2012

Royce W. Moore

April 23, 1921 — Dec. 4, 2012

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Royce W. Moore, 91, of Wichita Falls formally of Duncan passed away Dec. 4, 2012 at the House of Hope in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Graveside funeral services were 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Fairlawn Cemetery in Comanche, with the Rev. Dean Hall officiating; arrangements were under the direction of Carter-Smart Funeral Home.

Royce was born April 23, 1921 in Comanche to Austin V. and Maude (Killen) Moore.

He was a graduate of Comanche  High School graduating in 1939.

He was pumper and gauger for Sun Oil and Tosco Oil for 35 years, retiring in 1983.

He had many hobbies that he loved; hunting, fishing and spending time on his farm. He always had a big garden that he and his wife shared with friends and strangers alike.

He married Mozella Willeford on Oct. 25, 1945 in Duncan soon after his return from Germany as a Prisoner of War.

She preceded him in death July 24, 2010. Royce enjoyed life to the fullest and had an ideal marriage of 64 years.

Royce is survived by two sons: Rusty Moore and his wife Mary of Wichita Falls, Texas and Fred Moore and his wife Janett of Bandera, Texas and grandchildren; Josh Moore of Cleburne, Texas, Jayci Lawson of Fort Worth, Texas, Justin Moore of Spring, Texas, Mandy Moore of Katy, Texas, John Montague of Bandera, Texas, Charlie Montague of Bandera, Texas and 10 great grandchildren.

Royce was preceded in death by his parents, Austin and Maude Moore, a sister; Lavon McCourtney, three brothers; Killen, Jean and Swayne Moore.

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