Larry Gene Moore

Joe Denoyer - March 21, 2019 10:58 am

Larry Gene Moore, 73, of Amarillo passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, March 17, 2019. He was born in Pampa, Texas on February 2, 1946 but grew up in Phillips, Texas graduating in 1964. Larry attended Frank Phillips College and received a Bachelor’s degree in finance from West Texas State in 1968. Upon graduation, he spent 4 years in the US Navy stationed in Iceland. He came home and tried office work, but decided that was not for him. Larry studied hard for the postal exam, scoring a perfect 100 and spent 25 years as a letter carrier in Liberal, Kansas. During his time in Liberal, he kept the books for the Seward County Saints basketball games. After retiring, he moved to Amarillo to be closer to family. It was a perfect match for him as he became an avid West Texas A & M supporter and kept busy attending football, basketball, volleyball and softball games. He loved live drama and regularly attended the Amarillo Little Theatre and local State UIL one act play competitions. He had the honor of handing out the State UIL medals in Austin one year.

He is preceded in death by his parents Joe and Ethel Moore. He is survived by one sister Anita and husband Bob Weyer of Amarillo, one brother Keith Moore and wife Ana of Amarillo, and his best friend of over 40 years, Tom Williams of Amarillo. Larry adored and cherished his nieces, Sandrea Jones and husband Randy, Cheryl Purrington and husband Brandon (all of Amarillo), Holly Morris and husband Mack of College Station, and Heather Moore of Dallas; nephews Rodney Weyer and wife Deborah of Ponder, TX and Micah Weyer of Salt Lake City, Utah; great nieces Melissa Nelson and Danielle, Maddie Purrington (all of Amarillo), and Sarah Weyer of Ponder, TX; great nephews Tyler Jones, Aiden and Evan Purrington (all of Amarillo) and Henry Morris of College Station; along with his beloved cat, Jazz.

His body will be available for viewing at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home from 4:00 to 5:30 pm on Friday March 22nd. He will be greatly missed and could be described by everyone as spontaneous, fun loving, and generous to all. The family will have a private celebration of his life following the viewing.