Willie O. Moore Jr. ROSWELL, N.M.-A memorial service is scheduled for a later date for Willie O. Moore Jr., age 89, of Roswell, who passed away on Dec. 12, 2013. Willie was born March 20, 1924, in Cisco, Texas, to Willie O. Moore Sr. and Nellie Notgrass. They preceded her in death. Willie was raised on a ranch and worked ranches in the Cisco, Eastland, and Ranger area. He served in the Army during WWII, and was decorated with the Bronze Star with a V for Valor. He worked as a policeman, truck driver, mechanic, and rancher. Willie was married to Ocea Marie Davenport, who preceded him in death, and had four children, Barney Allen, who died in 2004, Jimmy Dale of Lubbock, Texas, Michael Edward (Mickey) of Arlington, Texas, and Darla Moore-McKee of Santa Anna, Texas. He had nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; and a stepson, Michael Meyer of Scottsdale, Ariz. He married Beatrix Meyer, who passed in 2007, and Caruela McAlister. Donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.com). Condolences may be made online at www.lagronefuneralchapels.com. Arrangements are under the personal directions of the professionals at LaGrone Funeral Chapel.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Dec. 17, 2013