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Bob Moore

07/20/1946 - 06/19/2020

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Robert “Bob” Wayne Moore passed away on June 19, 2020, in his home with family in Lubbock, Texas, after losing his battle to cancer. We will celebrate his life of 73 years at 2 pm Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. In support of the health of our community, the seating is limited due to the social distancing requirement set by Governor Abbott. The service will be live-streamed and be available for thirty days on this website. You are encouraged to sign the virtual guestbook and share memories and expressions of sympathy by selecting the icon.

Bob was born on July 20, 1946, to Michael and Bessie Moore in Parkersburg, WV, and he was one of six boys.  After graduation from Belpre High School, Bob enlisted in the US Marine Corps.  While at Camp Pendleton, he was deployed to Vietnam as a recon sniper.  During his deployment, Viet Cong raided his platoon and he was taken prisoner; however, he was able to escape after several months of captivity.  After months of recovery, he was honorably discharged and was awarded several medals, including Prisoner of War and Purple Heart.  Bob spent over 40 years as a medical field service engineer.

On December 21, 1981, his son, Robert Wilson “Robbie” Moore, was born to Bob and his former wife, Jan Richardson Moore.

On October 21, 1994, he married the love of his life, Gretchen Bredow Moore.  Bob and Gretchen moved to Lubbock, TX in 2009 to be closer to his step-daughter, son-in-law, and two granddaughters.

Bob spent his time in Lubbock volunteering and mentoring many veterans struggling with PTSD.  In May 2018, he was honored for his service with the Veteran’s Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.

Survivors include his wife, Gretchen Moore; son, Robert “Robbie” Moore; daughter, Amy (Jason) Grisham; two granddaughters, Maie Grisham and Anna Jane Grisham; four brothers, Mike (Leona) Moore, Sam (Sue) Moore, George (Barbara) Moore, and Joe (Sharon) Moore; sister-in-law, Rebecca Bredow Brown and her husband Rick, brother-in-law, Ben Bredow, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, James Thomas Moore.

Memorials

For memorial contributions donated in Bob’s memory, the family has designated the Wounded Warriors Project https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

 

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Celebration of Life

Life Tribute

Memorial Service

Location: Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers
Date:06/24/2020
Start Time:2:00 pm
End Time:3:00 pm

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18 Comments on “Bob Moore”

  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love you all so much. Bob was the sweetest brother in law anyone could ever have! Loved him so much.

  2. I met Bob in 1978 when he took me under his wing and trained me on my first job after electronics school. Bob and I shared a territory for two years and became good friends. We had many happy times together and I will always cherish his friendship. My thoughts and prayers for your family as I know you will be dearly missed.

  3. I am so sorry Gretchen. It breaks my heart to know that Bob is gone. Praying for you and your family.

  4. Gretchen,
    I remember when Bob first started courting you. He was so funny, smart, and sweet that he won you over. I had never seen you happier and loved him so much for making you and Amy so happy through the years. You know that I am thinking of you all every day, sending you love and prays, and always here if you need me!

  5. I was so sad to see Bobs death on facebook. My husband Ed Bell and myself Marilyn Bell counted him as one of our best friends. We loved his jokes and wonderful outlook on life in spite of all he had been through. He worked with my husband in Coulter Electronics for several years. Ed passed on several years ago and I will miss Bob so much. I am so sorry for your loss Gretchen.

  6. My prayers are with you all. I have not seen Uncle Bob in so long but he has a very special place in my heart. He was wonderful, funny & loving man. He was a big part of my teen years and I am blessed to have known him. He loved you Gretchen soo very much.

  7. Bob was a member of our graduating class. He was kind, nice and good to everyone. My prayers go out to his wife, childrenNd grandchildren. And prayers sent for all of his family. Rest In Peace my old friend and may God be with your wonderful family.

  8. Bob was truly a dedicated family man, he loved being with them and doing things for them. He was always willing to lend a hand when needed. He will be missed by all who knew him. You couldn’t ask for better brother-in-law.

  9. Bobby was a classmate and teammate of mine on our high school football team. We Nicknamed him shoestrings because that’s where he tackled you right at the shoestrings…and he never missed. I’ll always remember Bob as probably the toughest “pound for pound “football player to ever graduated from Belpre High School. He apparently was just as tough on the battlefield in Vietnam, no surprise here. My prayers go out to Gretchen and family! 🙏🏻🇺🇸🙏🏻

  10. I am deeply sorrowed by Bob’s passing and wish all the comfort and support to his surviving family members! He and all family will forever be in our thoughts and prayers!!!

  11. Gretchen; You know how much Bob meant to everybody he touched with his presents. only you can continue with him in your spirit that he left for you. Remember he trusted you with all had, which is with all of us. I love you so much, now forever and always. Andrea Howard.

  12. Well me and Bop’n Bob had some fun times with the rest of our rowdy crew.
    There was Snake & Janice, Crazy George & Mean Jean, Tiny Tim & Susan, Nasty Ned,
    Ray, Bobby Skelton, Kim and the list of wacky characters goes on and on including myself Capper.
    We will all miss you!!!!
    Rest in peace Bop’n Bob.
    Happy Trails To You.
    Until We Meet Again.

  13. I hold Bob Moore in the highest praise of my life. He was a man of the most integrity, friend and confidant that would bless your life. He would tell you what he thought no matter what the circumstances where. He was a man that could brighten up your day with his beautiful smile. He would give you the shirt off his back. He would stand beside you in pain an misery sharing his love for all of mankind. He made a difference in your your life. He was a great friend, coworker and a loving man. I was blessed to know him in this life. He touched many people on this earth. Do not feel sad that he is gone but praise him for all the good he did on earth. Now it’s his turn to enjoy the fruit of his life to have everlasting life with the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

  14. I’m so sorry for your loss. The ceremony today was beautiful — Bob has left an amazing legacy behind him in the impact he has had on others, and in the beautiful family he created and fostered. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love you all.

  15. Gretchen and family,
    We were so sorry to hear to Uncle Bob’s passing. The slide show tribute was so wonderful, seeing all the pictures of him with the family through the years. It made us smile. Thank you for sharing it. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Blessings,
    Ed and Jennifer O’Donnell

  16. All the demons that chased you these last 50 years are gone now. We still sit in our PTSD group at the VA. Every Veteran that goes through
    teaches me something. I use what I learned from you to guide other vets. Glad we made the Permian Basin Honor Flight together.

  17. I am full of sorrow over Bob’s passing, however, I praise God that he is in His love and care.
    Bob is a man of great integrity, full of love for his family, and humble beyond measure. What an honor it has been, and continues to be, for me to serve the Moore family. I have been blessed to have been in the presence of Bob and his brother JT. They have influenced my life by the way they walked theirs.
    May God shed his grace and comfort upon all of Bob’s family and friends.

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