Lee Roy Moore, Jr., of Paris, TX died peacefully at his residence on Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 of cancer.
Born in Dumas (just one S) August 9th, 1944, the son of Lee Roy Moore, Sr and Frances (Luttrell) Moore. His family and friends called him “Sunny”. In 1961 he enlisted in the US Navy where he earned a new nickname “Tex” and was stationed in the Philippines to Fighter Squadron VF162 on the USS Oriskany serving in Japan and Vietnam. After his military service he worked for PANTEX and Leer Sigler International in Vietnam. After Vietnam, he was employed by Bell Helicopter and worked in Iran as a aircraft mechanic. He later settled in Paris, TX where he started his business, Copiers and More.
He was a life member and Post Commander (1971-1972) of the VFW Post 1475, lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans, 35 year Member of the Elks Lodge 2433, a NASCAR enthusiast, and most importantly a proud Papa and Uncle Lee Roy. If there is a Ford at his funeral it better have Tennessee Ernie on the plates.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, William Robert (Bill) Moore and sister, Velma Louise Moore Reese.
He is survived by his children: Melissa Hilliard of Lewisville and Jamie Foreman and her husband, Cory, of Abilene; grandchildren: Clare McDowell, Kendell and Carson Foreman; sister, Betty Gentry of Arlington and brother, Harold Moore of Hot Springs Village; many nieces and nephews and extended family whom were dear to his heart.
Cremation arrangements are made with Fry & Gibbs. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Amarillo, TX. Those who wish to remember Lee Roy may make gifts in his memory to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.