Robert T. "Bob" Moore

May 28, 1943February 23, 2013

Robert T. “Bob” Moore, 69, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Amarillo. Bob was born May 28, 1943, in Grinnell, Iowa, to Francis and Vera Moore. One of seven children, Bob grew up in Iowa where he learned to hunt and fish with his dad and brothers. Many a night was spent hunting raccoons with them and his coon hound, Ol’ Charlie. He graduated from Story City High School in 1961. He married his high school sweetheart, Shirley Richardson, in August 1963. He served in the Marine Corps Reserve from 1962 to 1968 and was honorably discharged as an E4 Infantry Corporal. Bob started his career working in agriculture. He began as a double circle Co-Op employee in Story City, Iowa; Alleman, Iowa, and Onawa, Iowa, and eventually as a bulk blend fertilizer plant manager at Weslaco. He moved to Dumas in 1976 as an Ag chemical/fertilizer specialist and finally moved to Amarillo in 1983 as a district manager for the tri-state area. He was employed by Farmland Industries for 23 years. Following that, he became a certified financial planning advisor for 23 years with Waddell & Reed until he retired two years ago. Bob participated in Toastmasters International for more than 21 years and won honors in various humorous speech area contests over the years. He was an active CASA volunteer for more than 12 years and loved the children he was appointed to help. He battled brain cancer in a heroic way and never gave up the fight. He strived to live out the Great Commandment: “Love God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength” and “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Bob was also proud of his and wife Shirley’s Royal Texas Pony Farm. He always wanted to be a rancher and cowboy as he grew up. They raised registered American shetland ponies, a tradition passed on from Shirley’s father, the late Howard Richardson of Story City. Bob achieved the honor of winning an ASPC 2011 National Grand Champion ribbon in the Filly division as well as other awards. He was a member of the Church of Christ at The Colonies. Bob was baptized as a youth and was always a dedicated Christian and served God and the churches he attended over the years in various ways. He was a deacon, an elder, Sunday school teacher and servant. It was his greatest desire to see his family and friends have a personal relationship with Jesus. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Richard Moore of Ames, Iowa. Survivors his wife, Shirley of Amarillo; a son, Dr. Tory and wife Kaye Moore of Dumas; two daughters, Thea Russell and husband Dr. Dean Russell of Rockford, Minn., Christina Mathews and husband Kevin Mathews of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Dustin Beck and wife Jennifer of Spearman, Austin Beck of Amarillo, David Moore and wife Kathyrn of Memphis, Tenn., Laura Moore of Lubbock and fiancé Zach Maner of Amarillo, Justin Mathews and Jessica Mathews of Sulphur Springs and Rachel Russell of Oakland, Calif.; a great-grandson, Bentley Baldridge of Spearman; his sisters, Rose Kincaid of Bethany, Mo., Mary Moore of Nevada, Iowa, Nancy Prather of Waynesville, Mo., and Kathy Hein of Boone, Iowa; a brother, Jim Moore of Nevada,Iowa; and a sister-in-law, Karla Kelly of Ames. The family wishes to thank Dr. Patel and the staff at Amarillo Oncology, Dr. Cone and staff, Dr. Stafford and staff, Harrington Cancer Center, BSA Hospital and BSA Hospice for the wonderful care of their father as well as for all the friends and family that loved Bob and displayed their affection for him. Memorials may be made to CASA or High Plains Children’s Home. Bob leaves a great legacy with his family, and he never met a stranger. He was always good for a laugh and encouraged people to invest for retirement, starting early. Remember him each time you hear a humorous joke or story, smile and say to yourself, “Bob Moore, now there was a good and honorable man.”


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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Thea Russell

March 6, 2013

I love you Dad. I will miss your laughter and silly jokes until we meet again.

March 5, 2013

So saddened to hear of Bob's passing.
Shirley and family, we have fond memories of living around the corner from you in Dumas,Tx.
With fond memories and prayers.
Benny & Sharon Kennedy & Family

Laini Apodaca Lewis

February 28, 2013

I had the pleasure of working for Mr. Bob when I was in college. What a sweet man he heart is truly saddened by his passing. Mr. Bob could make any work day seem like fun by sharing a funny story, celebrating the day with one of his favorite bbq sandwiches, showing me pictures of his ponies, or talking about the love of his life Mrs. Shirley.

Mrs. Shirley my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

Mr. Bob, you will always have a very special place in my heart!

“Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also. And you know the way where I am going.”
-John 14: 1-4

Jimmy & Diane Apodaca

February 28, 2013

Bob you will be missed. Your smile and suspenders always brought a smile to our faces. We have been blessed to call you friend. We will miss you. Prayers for Shirley and yourfamily during this difficult time.

Sherry Forbes

February 27, 2013

Bob was such a wonderful person, a mentor to many of us in Toastmasters. A man whom you could count on and always had a smile on his face. I will miss him very much. My prayers are going up to his family. Just know that he was a treasure to all who met him.

Carole James

February 27, 2013

I worked with Bob at Waddell & Reed for about five years. The joke at the office was that he picked me up on Amarillo Boulevard, when in reality he rescued a girl new to town who's car had overheated & had no other way to get to work. He was a surrogate grandpa to my boy. He took him fishing at MediPark & out to ride the ponies. Our prayers are with you, Shirley. Blessings.

Betty Warren

February 27, 2013

Bob was a man who never met a stranger. He was a wonderful friend to all.
He found a way to help everyone who needed help. Finacial advising & CASA. Those kids needed help. He was the man to help them.

Priscilla (Moore) Smith

February 27, 2013

What a wonderful legacy Bob leaves for his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. They will not forget what a wonderful dad, grandfather, and great grandfather he was but a family orientated with all of his love.
I am proud to say that I am a cousin and I haven't seen him a lot in the last few years but very proud of him. My thoughts and prayers are with the family as they put their loved on in God's hands.

Jimmy & Paula Venable

February 27, 2013

Bob was such a wonderful man and witness for the Lord. We shall miss him, his stories about his family and all he experienced that made him proud. Bob was our friend and fellow Christian. God bless and comfort each of you. Our deepest love, thoughts, and prayers are with you.
PSALM 91:11

Robert Fortney

February 27, 2013

One of the many rewarding things about being Tory and Kaye Moore's brother-in-law is being privileged to be able to attend those few and all too rare family gatherings, characterized by the heart warming, humorous and gracious moments with Bob. Those moments of visiting with Bob will be fondly remembered.

Robert Fortney (Lubbock)