Kyle Dean Moore

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Kyle Dean Moore, resident of Cordell, Oklahoma, was born on June 7, 1933, in Washita County, Oklahoma, to George and Thelma Beatrice (Davis) Moore, and passed away on Monday, March 3, 2014, in Tucson, Arizona. Kyle was born on his grandparent’s farm 15 miles East of Cordell. He attended the Cowden Schools where he graduated in 1951. During those school years, he was a very active member of the Washita County 4-H Club and upon graduation he served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Upon being honorably discharged, Kyle then attended watchmaking school at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma, where he learned the watchmaking skill. On July 26, 1955, Kyle and Patsy Gregory were married and moved to Baytown, Texas, where he was employed at Robson’s Jewelry Store. Kyle quickly decided that he wanted his own business, so, in early 1956, the young couple bought and operated their own jewelry store, called Kyle’s Jewelry, in Shattuck, Oklahoma. In late 1956, Kyle saw the need for better television reception in Shattuck, and with virtually no knowledge of the television business, he built his first television cable system in Shattuck. He loved all aspects of that business and ultimately built, owned, and operated television cable systems in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, and Arkansas. One of his special jobs was to climb and hang antennas on top of 600-foot towers. Kyle became a pilot and bought an airplane to speed up his travels throughout those four states. He often referred to the plane as “his truck”. In 1964, Kyle and Patsy decided they wanted to add something to their family besides their dogs!!! They went to an orphanage in Keller, Texas, and picked out a very lucky six-year-old girl they named Trecia Lee Moore. In the early 1970’s Kyle was instrumental in forming an association of Rural Television cable operators across the Nation and often represented those operators in Washington, D. C., appearing before Senate and Congressional committees and the Federal Communications Commission. He published CATJ, Communications Antenna Television Journal, which was a technical monthly magazine. Later in life Kyle pursued his love of cars and began collecting antique automobiles. He quickly added old visible pumps, globes, advertising signs of the auto, gasoline, and oil memorabilia. Kyle and Patsy began extensive travel over the United States searching and collecting his “hobby” items. His collection was known as “Kyle’s Kollection” and grew to be known as the largest collection of this kind in the country. Kyle was a very generous individual. He helped many people, churches, and organizations. He loved his pet dogs and always had them along on their travels. Kyle was a contributor to the Friends For Life Animal Sanctuary in Weatherford, Oklahoma. Kyle was a member of the Northside church of Christ in Cordell, the Eastview church of Christ in Tucson, and Toledo church of Christ in Toledo, Oregon. He was preceded in death by his parents and two half brothers. Left to survive his passing are his wife Pat of the home; one daughter, Trecia Harper and her husband Jackie of Cordell; two grandchildren, Julie Gathers and her husband Steve of Cordell and Kyle Harper of Stillwater; two great grandchildren, Taryn and Hunter Gathers of Cordell, nieces and nephews. Memorials can be made in Kyle’s name to the Oklahoma Friends For Life Animal Sanctuary, P.O. Box 1965, Weatherford, Oklahoma 73096