Robert Clay “Bob” Moore, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, steadfast and loyal friend, went home to be with the Lord Dec. 22, 2020. He was surrounded by his wife and family.
His life was a gift and our hearts are broken, but we are forever inspired by the legacy he leaves us with.
A third-generation Texan, Bob was born in McCamey March 22, 1934, to Leon and Lucille Moore. His siblings included twin brother Richard “Dick” Moore and a second set of twins James and Dorothy Moore.
He loved Texas and rarely left it except for special travel and business as needed. He and his brother Dick attended the inaugural first grade class in Denver City. He and his family lived in Denver City throughout his youth.
Bob and Dick were part of the Denver City Mustangs football, basketball and track teams during their high school years, and both played in the marching band.
Upon graduation from high school, Bob spent one year at Texas A&M University, then transferred and graduated from Texas Tech University. He was president of the Senior Class at Texas Tech and was a member of the SAE Fraternity.
Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy and attended Officer Training School in Athens, Ga., later serving on the USS Luzon in Japan for three years.
He met the love of his life Dorothy Engh, while stationed in San Diego with the Naval Training Command. They were married in 1959 and were together for the next 61 years.
After completing his military service, he enrolled in the University of Texas Law School and served on the Texas Law Review. While at the University of Texas Law School, he was recognized with the school’s Distinguished Record of Student Leadership and Outstanding Personal Service to the school award.
Upon graduation from law school, Bob accepted a position with the Atomic Energy Commission and his family moved to Naperville, Ill., for the next two years.
Bob and Dorothy returned to Texas when Bob took a position with Humble Oil in Houston. The family later moved to Dallas when he accepted a position with Texas Industries’ Legal Department. After working with Texas Industries, the family returned to Houston where Bob accepted a position as Executive Vice President for GeoSource Corporation, an international oil field services firm.
His work included numerous trips to Saudi Arabia and elsewhere, including Sudan, China, Russia, Libya and South America. After a decade with GeoSource, Bob returned to Texas Industries as Chief Counsel for the remainder of his distinguished legal career.
In addition to his law degree, Bob successfully completed the Program for Management Development from the Graduate School of Business Administration from Harvard University.
Bob was active in church service for many years. In Houston, he served as a Deacon at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church and in Dallas he was an elder at Hillcrest Church.
In recent years, Bob and Dorothy renewed their membership at Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Dallas. In 1987, Bob and Dorothy established Reconciliation Outreach, a Christian mission that served inner city Dallas for 30 years.
Survivors include his beloved wife Dorothy Moore, son Clay and his wife Lolly, daughter Holly and her husband Drew and their daughter Alizay, daughter Helen and daughter Kelsey and her daughters Delia and Devyn.
In lieu of flowers, people wishing to celebrate Bob’s life may make contributions to Reconciliation Outreach in Dallas or Grace House in Tool.
Services are pending at Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Dallas.