Dr. Carroll T. Moore, age 81, of Amarillo, died March 29, 2022, in Amarillo, Texas.
Carroll Truett Moore was born January 27, 1941, in San Antonio, Texas, to Truett and Pearl (Fawcett) Moore. He grew up in San Antonio and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1959. As a child, he was active in the Boy Scouts and earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He attended the University of Texas and graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1967. He was a member of the U.S. Army Medical Department. He married Danna Martin on August 8, 1970, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Carroll completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, and served as the Chief of Orthopedics at the General Leonard Wood Army Hospital in Missouri. After his military service, Carroll practiced orthopedic surgery in Big Spring, Texas, for 10 years. While living in Big Spring he was president of the Permian Basin Medical Society and on the Board of the Malone Hogan Hospital. He moved to Amarillo in 1985 where he practiced until his retirement in 2001.
An avid outdoorsman from childhood, Carroll regularly enjoyed hunting and skiing with his family and friends. He owned two mules and was an expert bow hunter. He loved gardening, bird watching and was a beekeeper for many years. He also enjoyed reading, museums, and documentaries and had a lifelong love of learning. He traveled to many places in his retirement years including several trips to Africa with family members and friends. Carroll was a longtime member of the Polk Street United Methodist Church and had many cherished friends throughout the church, the Amarillo community, and around the world.
He was preceded in death by his parents and by his sister, Barbara (Moore) McGee.
He is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Danna; his daughter, Jenny (Shannon) McCord, of Superior, Nebraska; his son, Craig (Catalina) Moore, of Waterloo, Ontario; and his grandsons, Truett McCord, Callum McCord, and Oliver Moore. He is also survived by his brother, Bobby Moore; brother-in-law, Bob McGee; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives; and a myriad of friends.
Services will be at 2:00 o’clock, Tuesday, April 5, 2022, in the Polk Street United Methodist Church, 1401 S Polk St., Amarillo, TX 79101. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Music Ministry of Polk Street United Methodist Church.
15 Replies to “Dr. Carroll T. Moore”
Dr. Moore saved me when I was nineteen. He repaired my broken back with bone taken from my hip. He was amazing and gave me a life without pain. I am now 67 and still pain free. Thank you Doctor Moore. God speed, sail on!!
Dear Danna and family
Richard joins me in sending our love and
Thoughts and prayers to you at this
Time. We were saddened to hear of Carroll’s
recent death. Our hearts reach out to you.
From Susan Kibbey
Like so many others, we were saddened to hear of Carrol’s death. We were with you in spirit as we participated in the memorial service today. Danna, Jenny, and brother Bob, the service was so meaningful as you opened a wide window of additional understanding of Carrol’s life and his service to so many. Obviously, his life blessed so many. Thank you for this very personal service.
Carroll and Danna were a part of my early professional life as a lawyer as they began their medical practice in Big Spring. Some clients become friends. Carroll and Danna certainly did. It was so nice to attend the service virtually this afternoon and to hear stories about Carroll and the family, some of which I knew about and most I was pleased to hear for the first time. To know Carroll was, simply, to love him. Working with and knowing Carroll and Danna as Christian, ethical and loving people is something I will hold precious forever.
Dr. Moore was such a kind and thoughtful man. He cared about his family, patients, friends, and animals with all his heart. He was a very generous and loving man and he will be missed. He was one of a kind! I love him and his precious family so much. Some of my happiest days were spent with you all! Please know you remain in my thoughts and prayers.
Carroll was a wonderful doctor and a kind man. As an orthopedic surgeon, he was prudent and skilled. He invariably treated his patients with respect. I’m sure I referred hundreds of patients to him over the years, and I never heard a negative word from one of them. If he ever lost his cool, I never saw it, nor did anyone else that I know. When Carroll retired, one of our ER doctors recounted that, when a local disaster would occur (e.g. multi-vehicle collision), Carroll would show up at the ED to help, unbidden, whether he was on call or not. Just an excellent doctor and a wonderful humble human being, who will be greatly missed by his patients, colleagues, friends, and family.
Danna, I am so sorry for your loss. Jim and I both send our love and prayers to you and your family.
Sorry to see he is gone. My oldest son broke his arm. We called him at home. He was cutting his lawn. He dropped what he was doing and met my wife at the ER. He beat me there. He was a great guy. He was very caring and kind. I enjoyed working with him.
Many condolences with prayers from Stevens Circle. Aly, Buddy and Gravy.
Love you guys so much. He definitely made a HUGE impact on my life. I love and cherish all the memories I have of our families spending time together.
Carroll was a kind, gentle neighbor of ours in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. His experts snowblowing skills will be missed 😉. Prayers for Danna and family as they navigate the coming months without Carroll. He will be missed by many.
Danna, Joe and I send our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of Carroll! We are so shocked to hear this and send God’s peace and comfort to you!
Dr Carroll Moore was one of the most pleasant doctors I had the privilege of having both knees replaced by. This was in 1997 and 2001, and am still going strong. Pleasant man, pleasant doctor, We will surely miss. Thanks be to doctors of his caliber! And also to his nurse!
Danna, Jenny, Craig and other family members,
Was so sorry to hear about cousin Carroll and so sorry for your heartbreaking loss!
After awed by reading his long life list of accomplishments, the three words that describes him for me are humble, kind and caring! …to be truthful, I felt those three things before I read is obituary.
My family in Arkansas is sending our most heartfelt condolences! 💐
Thoughts and prayers to you and your family, take care of one another.