Billy Ray Moore
By Laurel Land Funeral Home in Fort Worth
Jul 23, 2020
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Fort Worth, Texas -- Bill Moore passed from this life to the next on July 20, 2020 after an 11-year battle with Parkinson's disease.  He was 90 years old and a faithful Christian, husband and father, born May 10, 1930 in
Denison, Texas.

A private military graveside service of family and close friends will be held Saturday, July 25, at 11:00 a.m. at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Fort Worth.  Viewing of the body will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10.45 a.m. at the funeral home.

During his early years Bill was raised on a farm north of Savoy,
Texas and attended high school there  where he was captain of the basketball team and was later offered a sports scholarship to attend East Texas State University.  Turning down this offer, he joined the United States Air Force and became a C-47 crew chief carrying supplies to our nation’s Embassies in Europe.  He later participated in the “Berlin Airlift” providing food and other life-sustaining supplies to the starving citizens of Berlin after the defeat of Nazi Germany. 

During the Viatnam War he was a Helicopter Inspector for the U. S. Government, working at Bell Helicopter.  He ended his career as an inspector for the Government at Lockheed where his final approval stamp was placed on numerous F-16's and other fighter aircraft.

Bill loved hunting, baseball and a good game of golf.  After
retirement he worked for Meals on Wheels which exemplified his personality of always being available to help anyone in need.  He lived his life as a true Christian and an example for all to follow.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents Grady Arden & Gerti Earl Moore and brothers Grady and Galion.  Survivors of Bill are his wife of 65 years, June Moore, son Rusty Moore & wife Janet, grandson, Stephen Moore & wife, Brianna, two great-grandchildren, Spencer & Sydney and one sister Betty Moore Smith of Ector, Texas.