Thomas Bernard Moore Jr.
January 8, 1917 – May 1, 2018
Thomas Bernard “Tom” Moore, Jr., of Keller, Texas, died on Tuesday, May, 1, 2018, at the age of 101. Tom was born on January 8, 1917, in Dallas, Texas. He joined the Army Air Corps in November 1940 and served until October 1945. He married Barbara “Bobby” Main in November 1942. They welcomed their first child, Thomas C. Moore, in August 1945. After leaving the Army, Tom worked for American Airlines, first in Fort Worth, Texas, and then in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Their second child, Susan Moore Whittle, was born in 1954. Tom retired from American Airlines in 1980, and he and Bobby moved to Bella Vista, Arkansas. In 2005, Tom and Bobby moved to Keller, Texas, to be closer to their family. Tom was passionate about sports. In high school, he was a kicker on the football team and a member of the county champion Carrolton High School baseball team. He played professional baseball in Clovis, New Mexico, before enlisting in the Army and continued to play baseball and softball for many years. His favorite team to watch was the St. Louis Cardinals. He enjoyed bowling and played in several leagues in Oklahoma. Bobby talked Tom into trying golf in 1944, and it quickly became his number one pastime. In fact, the reason Tom and Bobby retired to Bella Vista was because of all the golf courses. Tom played golf almost every day of the week in Bella Vista, served on the POA Board of Directors, won the POA Club Championship in 1982 and was the runner up in 1983. Whenever Tom vacationed, he took his golf clubs with him. He golfed on all over the Continental United States. He also teed up on two Hawaiian Islands, Puerto Rico, St. Croix, Bermuda and Fiji. He enjoyed games in Canada, Australia, Scotland, England, Spain, Switzerland and even both of the King’s courses in Morocco. Tom was very proud of the fact that he often shot at or under his age. Over his 60 years of golf, Tom made five holes in one, his last at age 83. In addition to sports, Tom also enjoyed working the New York Times Crossword, gardening, and decorating the yard for various holidays, but, most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Bernard Moore, Sr., and Nannie Mae Shaw Moore; and his sister Martha Jo Moore Cozby. Tom is survived by his wife of 75 years, Barbara “Bobby” Main Moore; son Thomas C. Moore and wife, Dorothy; daughter, Susan Whittle and husband, Christopher; granddaughters Barbara Dunlap and husband, Brian; Victoria Pope and husband, Jason; Darci Shannon and husband, Keith; great-grandchildren Laura, Thomas and Anna Dunlap; Katherine and Matthew Pope; Susan, Lillianna and Amelia Shannon. Services will be held on Friday, June 1, 2018, at 3:30 p.m. at Rolling Oaks Funeral Home, 400 Freeport Parkway, Coppell, Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association.
- Memorial Service Friday, June 1, 2018
Thomas Bernard Moore Jr.
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July 1, 2018
I am sorry for your lost of your family. Praying for your family.
May 4, 2018
I sat with Tom as a a visitor someone he could talk to and i look after. Ill never forget us sitting in his blue chairs discussing life. And I ask Tom " did you ever think you would live to be 101?" To which he replied very quickly HELL NO! I laughed uncontrollably I had tears... He was a remarkable man always so kind and kept you busy even at a 101! I truly will miss him but I hope one day our paths will cross again.
Prays to the family during this time.
And under his wings you find refugee!
May 2, 2018
Papa helped me buy my first car when I visited him in Bella Vista Arkansas. My memory is of him and I going from one car dealership to another. He would test drive them with me and I gave him whiplash trying to figure out a stick shift. He negotiated the price of my first car, a 2003 Ford Focus.