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1932 James 2019

James Evans Moore

August 3, 1932 — June 10, 2019

Cranfills Gap, Texas

James Evans Moore age 86 of Cranfills Gap, passed away on Monday, June 10, 2019 in Temple, Texas.

Celebration of Life will be at 2:30 P.M., Friday, June 14, 2019 at Lawson Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6 P.M. until 8 P.M., Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Lawson Funeral Home.

James was born in Bosque County, Texas to Louisa and Bryan Moore on August 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.

James is preceded in death by his parents; his wife Ethie Lee Cowand Moore; and his brother Merrill W. Moore of Odessa, TX. He is survived by his daughter Kari and son-in-law David Roush of Hillsboro; his son Robert and wife Carole C. Moore of Abbott; his sweetheart Lucy Lee of Hamilton; his sister Dorothy Nystel of Clifton; his grandchildren James Roush of Palestine, Audrey Moore of Fort Worth, Bryan Moore of Houston, Meredith Moore of College Station, and Elizabeth Moore of Abbott; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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 all his family and he will be greatly missed.

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Arrangements were made by Lawson Funeral Home, Meridian, Texas 254-435-2792.

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

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Celebration of Life

Friday, June 14, 2019

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