Robert Moore, 66, of Panhandle, Texas died August 15 in Amarillo. After five years without her, he joyously rejoined the love of his life, Janet Elizabeth Moore. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, August 17 at Panhandle Cemetery.
Robert was born November 2, 1953, to parents Lee and Hazel Moore of Memphis, Texas. He moved to Panhandle as a teenager, where he met Janet Jones. They were married May 27, 1972. A year later, their first daughter, Robin Leigh, was born. Seven years later, they welcomed their second daughter, Jennifer Renae. Only eleven months afterward, they were surprised and overjoyed to add a third daughter, Rebekah Elizabeth, to the family. A sign hung in Robert and Jan’s home for most of the girls’ lives that read, “There’s a special place in heaven for the father of girls,” and this truism brought laughter to the family on many occasions when sharing one bathroom was certainly a “scheduling adventure.”
Robert worked for Huber Corporation, followed by years in the tire industry as a business owner. He also worked for farmers, plowing fields around Panhandle during numerous harvest seasons. Later, he enjoyed his work as jack-of-all-trades and handyman in the community. Although times were often lean, Robert and Jan were always eager to share whatever they had with others.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Elizabeth Jones Moore; his father, Lee; his mother, Hazel; and his sister, Linda. He is survived by his daughter Robin Woodrell and husband, Paul of Amarillo; his daughter Jennifer Moore and partner, Jan, of Borger; daughter Rebekah Wilson and husband, Jon, of Panhandle; his sisters, Janie, Wanda Faye, and Judy; and by two brothers, Tommy Jo and Sonny. He was also grandfather to twelve grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and another great-granddaughter due in three weeks. He was Uncle Robert to a multitude of nieces and nephews.
His family would like to thank BSA Hospice of the Southwest for their tireless care during both Jan and Robert’s final days and extend special thanks to nurses Shelley and Cassie for their love and kindness. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to BSA Hospice of the Southwest.
Robert cherished the philosophy contained in Max Ehrmann’s “Desiderata,” and loved its words: “You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. With all its sham and drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.” Rest easy, Pop.