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James Evans Moore

Thursday, June 20, 2019
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James Evans Moore, 86, of Cranfills Gap, died June 10, 2019, at Scott & White Hospital in Temple.

A celebration of life service was held Friday, June 14, at Lawson Funeral Home in Meridian.

Mr. Moore was born in Bosque County to Louisa and Bryan Moore on Aug. 3, 1932. He attended Cranfills Gap Schools and graduated in 1950. After serving in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, he went on to earn a degree in geology from Lamar University. He founded Evans Standard Products Co. in 1971 and operated it in Cranfills Gap for 48 years.

He loved life and lived it well. He read voraciously, especially about military history and the natural sciences. He was an accomplished blacksmith and an enthusiastic vegetable gardener. He planted trees wherever he lived. He enjoyed travel, music and the arts but was happiest when with his family. He loved and was loved by his family and will be greatly missed.

James is preceded in death by his parents; wife Ethie Lee Cowand Moore; and brother Merrill W. Moore of Odessa.

Survivors include daughter Kari and son-in-law David Roush of Hillsboro; son Robert and wife Carole C. Moore of Abbott; his sweetheart Lucy Lee of Hamilton; sister Dorothy Nystel of Clifton; grandchildren James Roush, Audrey Moore, Bryan Moore, Meredith Moore and Elizabeth Moore; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.