Earl Richard Moore
Submitted by Edgar on Tue, 12/10/2013 - 5:26pm
Earl Richard Moore left this earth to be with our Lord on December 2, 2013. He was born to Leonard Dee 'Son' and Reba Moore of Dill City, Oklahoma, on December 20, 1938 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Richie graduated from Burns Flat High School in 1957. He married Evadene Crook of Port, Oklahoma, in 1955. At the age of 16, he pursued his dream of becoming a pilot, and began taking flying lessons from Austin Sipes at the Cordell
Airport. He soloed before he graduated from high school. Flying was not only his career-it was a way of life. He often said that he loved flying so much that he would do it for free. He was a crop duster in Oklahoma for four years. In 1963, he moved from crop dusting to flying commercially when he began his career with Trans-Texas Airways (later Continental). Over a 35 year period, Captain Moore accumulated over 34,000 flight hours. He retired in 1998 at the mandated retirement age of 60. He later married Brenda Julian. Together they enjoyed RVing, motorcycle trips and cooking terrific meals for family and friends. He always looked forward to family reunions each year. He was preceded in death by both wives, his parents and two sisters, Peggy Shough and Merle Linn. Richie is survived by his daughters, Kathy and husband Ray Scott of San Marcos, Tesas, and Joan and husband George West of Houston, Texas; his grandchildren Rachel Davis, Shanna Blair, JessicaWest and Kristen Richter. Latest additions to the family were three great grandchildren, Callan Blair, Jack Davis and Reese Blair. He is also survived by a sister, Billie and husband Bill Kiehn of Marlow, Oklahoma, and a brother-in-law, Hugh Linn of Dill City, Oklahoma. Services were held on December 9, 2013, at the First Baptist Church of Willis, Texas.
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