Martin Mason Moore passed away Monday, May 7, 2018. We will gather for fellowship and remembrance from 6 to 8 PM on Thursday, May 10, 2018, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life of 88 years on Friday, May 11, 2018, at 10 AM at Christ the King Cathedral.
Martin Mason was born on March 21, 1930, to Martin and Tinnie Norvelle Moore in Holdenville, Oklahoma. He was a standout center during high school, college, and the Army, where they traveled playing different branches of military and ranked college teams. Martin left college to enlist in the Army for two years during the Korean conflict with the rank of Master Sargent with the famed 45th Division. After the war he returned to finish his college eligibility with many of the same players he also fought beside in Korea. He was on two national championship football teams which included three seasons of no losses. He was drafted by the then Chicago Cardinals but decided to marry and move to Texas and begin a career in sales. He worked and retired with the US Rubber company known as Uniroyal. He continued working and retired from the Stride Rite Company in the fall of 1988 where he then started spending more time with his passion, golf, and traveling. Martin avidly enjoyed the game of golf and many of his life-long friends he met while on the golf course.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Moore of Lubbock; son, Martin Patrick Moore and wife, Karen of Slaton; three granddaughters, Stephanie Curs and husband, Aaron of College Station; Kristin Foster and husband, Brice of Shallowater; and Maddie Cave and husband, Justin of Ackerly; and 9 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Tinnie Moore; daughter, Madeline Carol Moore; and sister, Fama Harris.
Memorial contributions are welcome, and the family suggests, The American Cancer Society 3511 10th St, Lubbock, TX 79415.