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Martin S. Moore

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Martin S. Moore Obituary
Martin S. Moore, 82, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013. Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in Greenwood Chapel. Interment: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Memorial: In lieu of flowers, please consider his favorite charities, KinderFrogs at TCU, Box 297410, Fort Worth, Texas 76129; or Meals on Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County, 320 South Freeway, Fort Worth, Texas 76104. Martin was a native Texan. He attended schools in Fort Worth from kindergarten through college at Texas Christian University. He lived, worked, married and raised two children in Fort Worth. Martin worked for 68 years in outdoor advertising in Fort Worth. Starting at age 15, he worked on sign construction for his father with Marsline K. Moore Advertising Service Company. This was for a 10-year period. He was vice president of Texas United Outdoor Advertising Inc. for 58 years. He was a member of University Christian Church in Fort Worth for more than 76 years. During World War II, at the age of 15, he served in the Texas State Guard (the Texas Home Guard Unit) while Texas' National Guard, the 36th Division, was overseas. He spent seven years in Junior and Senior ROTC units before being commissioned in the Air Force on graduation from TCU. He served two years active duty and remained in the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard for 52 more years. He retired as a lieutenant colonel. He served for numerous civic activities. Martin was on the Mayor's Traffic Commission for three years; the Wedgwood Civic League for eight years; the Conference of Sectors for 15 years; the Fort Worth Chapter of the American Red Cross for two years; the Colonial Golf Publicity Committee for five years; the Fort Worth Junior Chamber of Commerce for 11 years, including president; the Fort Worth Clean City Committee for five years, including two years as vice chairman; the Fort Worth Planning Committee for five years, including two years as vice chairman; the Fort Worth River Beautification Committee for three years; the Fort Worth Civil Defense Disaster Preparedness as officer for seven years; the Fort Worth Air Power Council for two years and the Miss Texas Board of Directors of Trustees from 1963 through 1966. Also during this time, he judged 12 Miss Texas Pageants from 1962 through 1966. Martin was also involved in numerous other organizations, including Colonial Country Club, Petroleum Club of Fort Worth, Reserve Officers Association, Outdoor Advertising Association of Texas, Outdoor Advertising Association of America, Rotary Club of Fort Worth, TCU Frog Club, Chamber of Commerce-Aviation Committee and the Streams and Valley Committee for the city of Fort Worth. He was active in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts through Star Scout rank. As an adult leader, Martin served as assistant Cub Master, Cub Master and assistant Scout Master. He received the Scouters' Training Medal for five years of leadership service. Martin was also active in Golden Gloves Boxing, the TCU Rifle Team and flying private co-owned airplanes. Martin met and dated Barbara Ann Johnson, a TCU freshman in 1953. They later married and spent many loving years together. One of Martin's strongest passions and accomplishments was to provide for his family and their future. Martin was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara. Survivors: Son, Marty Moore and wife, Ginann "Virginia," and their children, Michele and Martin; and daughter, Karen Dahlke and husband, Denver, and their daughter, Ashlyn.
Published in Star-Telegram from July 13 to July 15, 2013
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