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Moore, William R.

September 9, 1946 - November 8, 2014

William Randall Moore, “Randy,” was born September 9th, 1946 to William Nathaniel and Gladdys Lance Moore.  He grew up in the Pleasant Grove area in Dallas, Texas.  He graduated from W. W. Samuell High School and attended Arlington State College.

His love for music started in high school where he played the clarinet in the marching band and was active in the school and church choir. Randy was a Boy Scout in troop 781 and earned his Eagle Scout in 1961.

He then went on to work in various positions at Frozen Food Express where he retired after 35 years.

Randy always loved scouting, camping, and fishing.  He was the Scout Master for his sons’ entire troop and worked with the Boy Scout organization in some capacity throughout most of his life.  He was an active board member at the Addison Community Theater where he spent many hours building sets, running lights and running sound. He also chaired the committee that worked towards the development of the Watertower Theatre at the Addison Theatre Centre.

Randy loved reading everything he could, but he especially enjoyed science fiction, instruction manuals, and junk mail.

After years of professing atheism he was challenged by a coworker named Elise to read the Bible.  He had reached such a low time in his life that he didn’t think it could hurt.  He began to read, and he identified with Job.  He began attending Southwest Church of Christ and was baptized.  He moved to Highland Oaks where one morning he met Gloria Weidler, a single mother of 3.  Within 6 weeks, she proposed to him and they met with Bruce Norman to discuss the wedding.  They were married on April 15, 1983.

Randy is survived by his wife of 31 years, Gloria, his five children, Lara, Sarah, Jeremy, Joshua and Joseph and their spouses, his four grandchildren, Nicole, Erik, Allyson and Garrett, his sister and brother-in-law, Lana and George Thompson, and his many nieces and nephews.

Service will be held at Lake Highlands Church, 9919 McCree Road, Dallas, TX 75238, at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 15.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to one of the following:

Mission Committee, Lake Highlands Church 9919 McCree Road, Dallas, 75238

BSA Troop 783, C/O Umphress Road United Methodist Church, 7224 Umphress Rd, Dallas, TX 75217

Serving in Missions:

Faith Comes by Hearing,


Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. NW Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238



2 replies on “Moore, William R.”

Jackie Aguilar says:

I will never forget the many years your family road and worked on JOY busses. You were always a deep thinker and a lover of discussion. I know you are at peace and no more pain or sickness. As your family is grieving their loss, you are enjoying your reward with the Father. I look forward to seeing you again someday.

Steve Cunningham says:

I grew up with Randy in Pleasant Grove, and knew his parents. We also attended Samuell together. Randy was a very nice guy, and will be missed. So very sorry.

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