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Lee Roy Moorhead

1921 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Lee Roy Moorhead Obituary
Lee Roy Moorhead entered the presence of the Lord on Friday, April 18, 2014. He passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving wife and daughters. Service: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel with Dr. Jack D. Terry officiating. Interment: 3 p.m. in Laurel Land Memorial Park, Fort Worth. Visitation: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Memorials: May be made to 6Stones Mission Network, 209 N. Industrial, Bedford, Texas 76021; M.D. Anderson, 1515 Holcombe, Houston, Texas 77030; or Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2001 W. Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas 76115. He was born Oct. 25, 1921, in Polytechnic, son of Edgar Lee and Ruby Gaines Moorhead. His early childhood was spent living in Ringling, Okla., and he returned to Fort Worth at the age of 11. He was a longtime resident of East Fort Worth and later years were spent in Hurst and Bedford. He accepted Christ as his personal savior at the age of 6. He graduated from Paschal High School where he was captain of the football team. He kicked off the very first football for the inaugural game at Farrington Field in Fort Worth. He received a football scholarship to Texas Christian University and Texas Wesleyan College. He attended TCU until enlistment in World War II. During World War II he was the operations officer of the 819th Bomb Squadron, Army Air Corps. He was second lieutenant and operations officer in Guam. He was the captain of a B-24 named "Sweet Routine." He flew 42 missions and received the Distinguished Flying Cross in July 1945 for the bombing of Iwo Jima. He also received the Air Medal with seven clusters. After the war he was a flight instructor at Fort Worth Mid West Airport and later became an air traffic controller in 1949. He was training officer for FAA and ARTC in Fort Worth and served as operations officer for both the Fort Worth and Houston centers. He retired in 1977. He married Anna Sue Melton Moorhead on Thanksgiving Day 1947 and raised four daughters. He was a charter member and deacon at Meadowbrook Baptist Church and most recently a member of First Baptist Church Euless and a member of the Metroplex Bible Class. He was two-time president of the Meadowbrook Wranglers Riding Club and Eastside Riding Club. Lee and Sue built a vacation home in the Idlewilde Community of Eagle Nest, N.M., in the Sangre De Christo Mountains. Lee was treasurer of the Idlewilde Community Center. He was also president of the Delta Zeta Colonnade Parent Club at the University of Texas at Arlington. The family would like to express gratitude for the love and support provided by the angels from VITAS Hospice and his personal physician and friend, Dr. Keith Schorn. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar Lee Moorhead and Ruby Gaines Moorhead; sister, Savelle Skillern; and an infant granddaughter. Survivors: He is survived by his wife, Anna Sue Melton Moorhead; daughters and spouses, Charolette and Fred Robeson, Susan and Henry Seal, Connie and Jeff Dempsey, Lisa and Terry Long; six grandsons, Rod and wife, Amanda Robeson, Scott Long, Cody and wife, Nicole Dempsey, Jeremy Seal, Spencer Long and Casey Dempsey; great-granddaughter, Daisy Faith Robeson; brother, Don Moorhead and wife, Jan; nieces and nephews; many friends; and his Eden Estate's family.
Published in Star-Telegram on Apr. 22, 2014
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