Larry Paul Moore

February 18, 1955April 5, 2021

Larry Paul Moore resided at 101 Fairway Lane Crandall, Texas for the past 23 years.

He had many nicknames throughout his life such as Flying Scorpion and Radar. But, the one he wore most proudly was Papa!

Larry was born on February 18, 1955 in Dallas, Texas; and was the third son to Joel and JoAnn Moore.

On April 5, 2021 he went to be with his Heavenly Father where he no longer has pain!

Larry was married and is survived by his loving wife, Sandra Franklin Moore. His world revolved around her for more than 45 years. They shared happiness, joy, and so many blessings together.

He is preceded in death by Joel R. Moore, father; Charles Franklin, father-in-law; Martha Franklin, mother-in-law; Martha Ann Franklin, sister-in-law; Britt Moore, daughter-in-law; Shane Reeves, nephew.

Larry is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Shelley and Cody Frazier; son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Mindi Moore. And by his grandchildren, Lane Frazier, Morgan Frazier, Brayson Moore, Brody Moore, and Breelyn Moore. Oh, how he loved his children and grandchildren. They meant more to him than any of them will ever know. He was a very proud Papa. Larry also leaves behind his mother, Evelyn JoAnn Moore; brothers and sisters-in-law Ricky and Stacy Moore; Mike and Susie Moore, Johnny and Darlene Moore.

Larry attended school in Dallas until his family relocated to Payne Springs. He graduated from Malakoff High School in 1974.

At a very young age Larry began working in the electrical field at his father's business. While in high school he worked for Arthus Appliance. After graduating, Larry went to work full time for Whitley Electric in Dallas for his father and partner. As time passed, Larry became Vice President and Partner of Unique Lighting of Texas, where he was employed until retirement on October 1, 2017.

Larry held a Master Electrician license, was Vice President and Founding Board Member of Rumble Against Cancer, was a member and Deacon of Central Baptist Church in Crandall. Larry became Papa of the year in 2004 when his first grandchild was born and will forever hold that title.

Larry was a perfectionist, almost to a fault. If you were around him, you knew he had a gentle soul, was the most organized man, most generous and giving person ever. Larry had a passion for teaching his children, grandkids, or anyone who was interested, whatever they needed to know or wanted to learn. Sometimes he taught them things they didn't know they were interested in until he made them aware!

If Larry didn't know how to do something he or someone else wanted or needed, he would design, draw, and build it. If it didn't turn out the way he thought it should, he would take it apart and start over. It had to be right! He loved sharing his knowledge with his family.

Larry developed a passion for making knives. He was able to teach his grandson Lane about the knife making business. He had plans of introducing this skill to his other grandchildren also. Larry liked to tool leather and was able to share that hobby with his grandchildren as well. Larry was an avid archery and gun hunter. One of his favorite hobbies was to ride motorcycles. He rode cross country and short rides on motorcycle which was his favorite hobby. Larry enjoyed sci-fi movies, watched them often with his mom and grandchildren. He was the ultimate prankster. Some of the most enjoyable times for Larry was when he was able to attend sporting events and school events his grandchildren were involved in. You never doubted how proud Larry was of his children and grandchildren. Larry preferred doing everything himself and was known as the ultimate "Mr. Fix-It"!

Everyone has a dash. They have a year of birth a dash and a year of death. Larry's dash is his lasting legacy to which he passes on to his children, grandchildren, and anyone who knew him.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St Jude's Children's Hospital at


  • Visitation

    Friday, April 9, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, April 9, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, April 9, 2021


Larry Paul Moore

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Gay Leigh Bingham

April 9, 2021

The Phillips and Bingham families are so sorry for your loss. Words cannot convey how we feel about Larry. We became acquainted with JoAnn because of Wayne Phillips and then we came to know all of the Moore’s. Larry always included Daddy in their parties and activities and watched out for him. That meant a lot to us! Our thoughts and prayers are with your families.

Alan and Barbara Henderson

April 8, 2021

Sandra, we are so very sorry for your loss and praying for you and your family. Barbara and I were talking about neighbors and how they enhance your quality of life. When we moved in here 19 years ago I believe by God we hit the jackpot, we could not have possibly picked a better place. Like Larry and I discussed good neighbors are hard to come by, but we had the best and we'll never forget. I'll get Barbara to bring you some tomatoes when they're ready. Your neighbors Alan and Barbara Henderson.

Nancy Moore DeBorde

April 8, 2021

I just don’t have all the words to describe the man he is. For starters, He was the “second” Dad to my sisters and I. He would set the rules down just as our Daddy would. One of my most fond memories is the day I bought my wedding dress. For those who know me. “This was a major milestone in my life” I remember walking into Moosa and Papas house. I walked straight to his chair and he said “what’s the look” I showed him the picture. His eyes filled with tears . He told me what a beautiful bride I’d make. He gave me biggest hug. I knew he’d be proud. The day came and I didn’t realize it until this week. There was a picture taken of Uncle Larry and I the day of my wedding. It looked as if we were dancing, but he was whispering in my ear telling me how proud he was of me. He always joked and of course made sure I knew if I ever needed him or anything at all. He was just a call away. There are memories upon memories that I could go on about. He was something special. There isn’t a day that will pass that He won’t be remembered. Lastly, although he is with the Lord in heaven. “You better not drive on his grass” I love you more than words can express- you are truly missed and you’ll always be our Uncle Larry and Papa.

Amber Emerine-Droll

April 8, 2021

My heart is truly broken for you all.

Danny and Shelley, it has been evident throughout the years just how incredible the Moore Family bond is. It is really one that I always envied. I know how much you guys love your dad and I am truly sorry for what you are going through.

Sandra, I have thought about you every day since this began. There is no doubt that Larry is your soulmate and I cannot imagine the pain you are in. Just know there are so many who are here to help you in any way possible.

Larry's legacy will live on through you all.

Elaine Bell

April 8, 2021

Larry Moore..He was such a kind man. Always made everyone he saw feel as if they were so important. With his lovely wife by his side, they quietly helped people with needs, NEVER expecting anything in return . Larry had a smile that would warm your heart and light up the room. That smile will be so missed. Larry gave of himself and never asked for anything in return. HE WALKED THE WALK for sure.

Above all, without question, loved his family with all that he had.

Larry Moore loved and was loved. A life so well lived. He will be missed but will live forever in my heart.

All my love to his beautiful family.

David and Carla Crow

April 7, 2021

Words cannot express our thoughts and love for your precious family! Larry will be missed, is an understatement. We pray Gods’ peace and strength for you all during this time and going forward.
Love and prayers for all the Moore family.
In Him,
David and Carla

Tana Jones

April 7, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, our families joined when Nancy and John were married and I have have grown to love you all, if you need anything please let me know. May God wrap his loving arms around you all.

Audie & Sharon Pruitt

April 7, 2021

Moore Family ,
We are so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. We will be praying for all of you.

Carolyn Morgan

April 7, 2021

God be with the family during this heartbreaking time.. Our sweet Larry will so be missed.. Go with God Larry... Your work on earth is done.. We will all see you soon.. With much love , Aunt Carolyn

Gini Hale

April 7, 2021

Wanted to let you all.know y'all are in my thoughts and prayers.