Thomas D. Moore
October 22, 1933 – November 15, 2020
Thomas D. Moore passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 15, 2020 in Edmond, Oklahoma.
Tom was born on October 22, 1933 in Spearville, Kansas to Ora and Jennie Moore, the third of seven children. The family moved from Spearville, KS when he was 13. Tom graduated from Garden City High School in 1952. He attended Kansas State University for one year and Garden City Junior College for one year. In 1955, he married his high school sweetheart, Jackie Bedker.
Tom was drafted into the U.S. Navy in October 1955 and served his two-year term on the USS Warrick.
After the service, Tom and Jackie moved to Guymon, Oklahoma. Tom worked for Long Bell Lumber Co. and later for McCullough Tool Co. They moved to Liberal, Kansas and he worked for BJ Hughes Tool Co. and transferred to Oklahoma City in 1971. He was the District Manager and later joined Nichols Casting Crews as Vice President of Sales.
After the oil bust, Tom had several jobs; including: school bus driver, rural route paper carrier, and Santa Claus. He then went into business for himself, starting Big T. Oil Tools & Repair, Inc. in 1995. He retired in 2010.
Tom's retirement days were full of R&R, traveling, seeing old friends, and attending family reunions each year.
Tom was the best husband, father, Papa, brother, and uncle that anyone could have. He never met a stranger and always had a smile on his face. He loved Jesus, his family, and his friends.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Oralee Jones of Gilette, Wyoming; two brothers, Bill Moore of Oklahoma City and Dick Moore of Burneyville, Oklahoma. He is survived by his wife Jackie of the home; son, Thomas D. Moore, Jr. of Oklahoma City; grandchildren: Coby Moore and his wife Christi of Lubbock, Texas, Chisum Moore and his wife Carissa of Midland, Texas, and Beau Moore and his wife Reesa of Midland, Texas; step-granddaughter, Stephanie R. Allen of Oklahoma City; great-grandchildren: Eden Crenshaw and her husband Jacob of Seguin, Texas, Justin Moore of Ridgeway, Ontario, Canada, and Connor, Jaxyn, Mason and Jett Moore of Midland, Texas; great-great granddaughter, Evangeline Crenshaw; brother, Jim Moore and his wife Millie of Cloudcroft, New Mexico; sisters, Jeanette Taylor and her husband Melvin of Liberty, Missouri, and Jane Scoville and her husband Larry of Manhattan, Kansas; sister-in-law, Pat Moore of Burneyville, Oklahoma; brother-in-law, Walt Jones of Gillette, Wyoming; and several nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
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Janet (Solze) Venable
November 20, 2020
Jackie I hope you remember me, I sure remember you! and many of the Moore family, too. Jeanette and Dick, and also remember Tom playing sports for the jr college. Yours was a long marriage so there had to be lots of love. I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember your vivaciousness. So pretty! Sounds like you’ve had a good life. Sincerely, Janet Solze Venable.
( I lost my only sister and sibling, Jalayn Solze Hatcher Helm this past February. My husband, Merle Venable, died in 2012)
Jennie Lou Delong
November 19, 2020
My Uncle Tom was my protector from my brothers! It was always a fun time, as my big Uncle Tom would sit on Grandma Jennie's couch and I would come flying into his arms with a mean brother running close behind me. And Uncle Tom wouldn't let them touch me and would laugh as we filled the afternoon. It brings tears to my eyes as I remember what a wonderful uncle he was to me!
Aunt Jackie was so much fun, too! She would freshen up her bright red lipstick and give her signature kiss on all the cheeks of the kids. Love was always present with Uncle Tom & Aunt Jackie
November 18, 2020
Uncle Tom was a wonderful! He always made me smile and laugh. I was always excited to see the both of you as i was growing up. Love and prayers and may you be blessed with many many beautiful memories flooding your thoughts through this time, Treena