Mark Douglas Moore, age 66, of Red Oak, Texas, passed away suddenly on March 21, 2023, after doing what he loved, catching Crappie at Lake Fork.
He was born on June 6, 1956, in Dallas, Texas to Benjamin F. Moore and Saralyn Owens Moore. Mark grew up in Amarillo. He graduated from Tascosa High School in 1974 and received his Bachelor's of Science in Education, on a full golf scholarship, from North Texas State University.
He retired in 2011, after a long career teaching history and coaching golf, basketball, and football. His unique approach to teaching and building relationships will leave behind many beloved students to cherish his memory.
He met the love of his life, Julie, in 2007. They were married March 30, 2013. Traveling, concerts, movies, and books were just a few of the wonderful experiences they shared over the years. Mark did not have any children of his own, but embraced, wholeheartedly, Julie’s family, especially the 10 grandchildren he inherited.
Mark was a lifelong golfer. Despite his protestations, he was the best golfer anybody knew. He leaves behind his cherished golfing buddies. Mark’s other great passion, outside of his family (including his dogs), was fishing. From his boyhood fishing experiences, visiting family in Carthage, until his untimely death at Lake Fork, TX, he enjoyed this lifelong hobby immensely.
Mark was an avid reader, with well-informed and deeply held convictions based on a lifetime of learning about history and politics. To know Mark was to know his opinion.
Mark is survived by wife, Julie Flores Moore, Mother Saralyn Moore, sisters Lori Fogg (Stan) and Sallye Fleming (Jim), sister-in-law Jan Flores Haynes (Billy), brother-in-law Jim, beloved nephews and nieces and their children, 10 step grandchildren and 2 step great grandchildren.
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