John Mac Moore
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passed peacefully at home on February 2, 2014, after a brave battle and a life well lived. Mac was an eternal optimist who rarely had a bad day. A tried-and-true Texan, his word and handshake were his honor, and his beloved family and dear Aggies were his passion.
Mac was born October 12, 1932, in Lampasas County to Lois and Leslie Moore, who preceded him in death. He was raised in Lometa, Texas, and graduated in 1955 from Texas A&M University, where he served as a proud member of the Corps of Cadets. Mac joined the Army after graduation and completed his service as a 2nd Lieutenant and aid-de-camp before beginning a long and distinguished career in the oil and gas industry. His career took him to Houston, Corpus Christi, Denver, and then back to Houston where he eventually retired.
Mac is survived by the love of his life, Nancy, a damn Yankee and his wife of almost 52 years; three sons: John (Lisa), Steve (Karen), and Peter (Allison); and six grandchildren whom he considered the cream of the crop: Steven, Michael, Hunter, Jacob, Ashley, and Makenzie. He will also be missed by his sister, Sharon Broussard; sister-in-law, Marsha Kellar (Lee); three nieces: Jill (Mark), Heidi (Chris), and Sara (Josh); and a number of other relatives and friends.
A celebration of Mac's life will be held on Friday, February 14, 10:30 am, at American Heritage Funeral Home with interment at Houston National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests you honor Mac with a donation to the John M. Moore Memorial Scholarship Fund through the TAMU Association of Former Students: https://www.aggienetwork.com/give/memorialgiving/
The Moore family sends their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Amilcar Avendano of Memorial Hermann Medical Group for his unceasing care and love for Mac over the last two decades.
Published in Houston Chronicle on Feb. 9, 2014