Joy Juanita (Doan) Moore

January 14, 1921April 25, 2019

Visitation for Joy Juanita Doan Moore, 98, of Midland, will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2019, from 6pm to 8pm at George Price Funeral Home. Funeral services will be on Friday, May 3, 2019, at 2pm at George Price Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Harold Harrison officiating. Interment will follow at the City of Levelland Cemetery.

Joy Juanita Doan Moore passed from this life on April 25, 2019 In Midland Texas at the age of 98. She was born January 14, 1921 in Merkel Texas to James Herman Doan and Vera Lois Provine Doan. Joy graduated from Merkel High School in the class of ‘39. She married Otis Branch Moore on October 12, 1940 in her parents’ home west of the small town of Blair, Texas. She and her husband raised cotton and grain sorghum on rented farmland in Taylor county Texas until 1956 when they purchased a small irrigated farm south of Whiteface Texas. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Whiteface and taught Sunday school for many years. Joy was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Sam, her Husband of 51 years, one step-daughter, Jackie Moore Webb and son-in-law Donald Dale.

She is survived by sons Nathan and wife Chris of Leander, Texas, James and wife Linnie of Midland, Texas, Tommy and wife Rosa of Henderson, Texas, and one daughter Nita Dale of Gobles, Michigan, 19 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchild. Joy grew up during the depression and tried to teach her children and grandchildren to use their resources wisely. She was a hard worker and even worked as a substitute teacher into her 80’s. Joy loved her family and her face always lit up when any of her grandkids came in the room. She will be missed.


  • Stephen McCurry
  • Tanner Moore
  • Jeremy Moore
  • Joshua Moore
  • James Michael Moore
  • Kent Kleypas


  • Visitation Thursday, May 2, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 3, 2019


Joy Juanita (Doan) Moore

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Janie Davis

May 1, 2019

Never before in my life have I enjoyed knowing someone like Joy. And I doubt there are any others like her because she was totally unique! She was always welcoming and friendly whenever we were able to visit. She had forgotten more than I would ever know about the genealogy process, and was a total wealth of information about her grandmother's family. She spoke so highly of her grandmother---the way she said "grandmother" let you know in a heartbeat that she loved her and still missed her after all these years. She was meticulous about saving family historical information. You kids and grandkids, even great- and great-great grandkids will be so happy that she was so thorough about preserving your family history. You will never, ever, question your roots and beliefs.

Sure, Joy experienced some hard times in life, but she chose to remember all the GOOD ones. If she even mentioned a difficult time, there was always a positive spin on it. Life was for living, and living was for loving her family and friends.

I have been so blessed to be both a relative AND a friend of Joy Moore. She filled a void that I didn't realize was even empty. She kindled my interest in family information and stories, and made all she knew come alive.

I'll miss you, Joy, but you left a legacy of family and friends that will never end. You have already enjoyed meeting Christ face-to-face, but I can just imagine how it felt to hug your grandmother again. The happy tears are still flowing, I know.

Thank you to this family for accepting my mom and I as part of yours. Now Mom and Joy are gone, but we remain, and we shall remain...FAMILY! Love to you all!!!