History of Moore Funeral Home
Moore Funeral Home was established in 1910 by Hugh M. and Mary Moore to meet the funeral needs of local residents. In the 1930s, the Moores established Parkdale Cemetery adjacent to the old city cemetery near downtown Arlington. With the addition of Highway 80 connecting Fort Worth and Dallas, the Moore's relocated the business. After purchasing White Chapel Memorial Gardens in the late 1950s, the Moores later built the funeral home on North Davis Drive. Since then, a long-time associate of the Moores’, Watson Frazar, has helped continue what the Moore family began. Frazar Watson moved to Arlington in 1966, building the Frazar Mortuary, which he later sold to the Moore family. Mr. Watson eventually became president and manager of Moore Funeral Home. In the 1980s, Moore built their newest chapel at the corner of Bowen Road and Pleasant Springs near I-20 to accommodate the rapidly growing needs of Southeast Tarrant County.
Moore Memorial Gardens has served the Arlington community since its first interment in December of 1948. Today, many families continue to choose the graceful, quiet beauty offered by our gardens. Inspired by nature, our grounds include a peaceful lake, curving pathways, watercourses, and more than a thousand varieties of flowering shrubs, trees, and plants. A perpetual care cemetery, Moore Memorial Gardens is representative of the transformation in cemeteries that began in the last half of the 20th century. Favoring designs created by landscape architect Alvin Harley, the cemetery de-emphasizes monuments in favor of common open space, while also honoring faith and charity with the statuary that graces the grounds. Today, both monument and memorial gardens are available, along with family estate, mausoleum, lawn and cremation niche placements.