Morris Moore

March 13, 1937 - December 24, 2020

Morris Herman Moore, 83, of Lakeway, Texas passed away on December 24, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. 

He was born in Crockett, Texas to Herman and Verene Moore and was the youngest of five children. A lifelong lover of cars, he left home at 14 and ventured out to build a life, which eventually led him here to the Southeast Texas community, where he owned and operated Morris Moore Chevrolet, home of the #1 Moore Better Deal, for 50 years. While his name is known to hundreds of people in and around our area for the contributions he made to the community and for his own accomplishments, his heart, who he was at his core and who he was to us, his family, is what we will carry with us always. In our lives, he is simply Dad, Pop, Grandpa, “MM” and “Moore”, an inspiration in our lives, someone who made us laugh, and an example of what a life well-lived should be. 

In his life, a sense of adventure, fun and enjoyment were present in his interests, work and hobbies: there were few things he enjoyed more than classic cars, boat races, cross-country road trips in his bus and motorcycle tours. He loved all things about cars, and especially talking about them with his friends in his classic car club on Fridays. 

Morris was the life of the party, he loved dancing and he loved spending time with his friends and family, his people. If he was laughing, you were, too. If he smiled at you, you smiled back. That’s the epitome of who he was: a bright light everyone loved to be around. 

A true force to be reckoned with, he never took no for an answer, he always believed in “better” and he showed us how important it is to do what you love, no matter what. His strength, resilience and his determined, generous spirit impacted the lives of so many people over the years, and his legacy is one as extraordinary as he was. 

He is preceded in death by his sons, Jimmy Moore and Danny Moore, and his great-grandson, Chandler Duvail. 

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 33 years, Linda Moore, son Ronald Moore of Galveston, son Mike Moore and wife Kimberly of Lumberton, daughter Donna Moore and husband Lawrence Coetzee of Lumberton, and son David Smith and wife Elizabeth of Austin, along with his six grandchildren: granddaughter Kristin Winzer and husband Eric of Lumberton; granddaughter Haley Morgan and husband Dustin of Silsbee; granddaughter Karli Kasher of Silsbee; granddaughter Amber Moore of Carlsbad, California; granddaughter Skylar Smith of Austin and grandson Trevor Smith of Austin. He is also survived by his three great-grandchildren, Kip Winzer, Addison Winzer and Olivia Morgan. 

A gathering of Mr. Moore’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Broussard’s Mortuary, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. His celebration of life will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at Broussard’s, with entombment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. 

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Forest Lawn Memorial Park

Forest Lawn Memorial Park
  • 4955 pine st beaumont tx 77703

Celebration of Life

Celebration of Life
  • 2000 mcfaddin avenue beaumont tx 77701
  • 12/30/2020
  • 2:00 pm

A Gathering of Mr. Moore's Family and Friends

A Gathering of Mr. Moore's Family and Friends
  • 2000 mcfaddin street beaumont tx 77701
  • 12/29/2020
  • 7:11 pm

Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue

Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue
  • 2000 mcfaddin avenue beaumont tx 77701

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Carol And rick howell

Morris rick and I will miss you thank you for all you have done and gave yo us and mim our life wouldn’t have been the same . The memories of all the sitting drinking coffee visiting. With daddy mommy y and all you were to us you live in our hearts for ever

Cora Zuchowski

The mother of Linda moire can’t thank you Morris for loving my daughter . Thank you for being so kind to me too Morris i love you Cora

Sharon Bourgeois

I can say that Morris Moore taught me so much about the motorcycle/auto industry. Life. And how to set and achieve goals. He was a very caring employer and welcomed me and so many others into his work family, giving guidance and encouragement. My most sincere condolences to the Moore family and I pray Gods hand of comfort on u all.

Donald &Carolyn Jones

DSo sorry for your loss. We remember Morris when ya"all lived in Baton Rouge. Great friends of Leo and Eleanor Thibodeaux. We enjoyed his friendship.

Sadie bean

Oh my, my heart is hurting to have lost another one of my and Tommy’s treasured friends. Morris was one of our first car friends. Tommy and Morris ‘SUPER’ could get into more than any two should but laugh and love all the way through their latest shenanigans. I will miss you Super and think of you almost every time I think of my love, Tommy.

Gayle & Scott Hamilton

What a lovely homage to a wonderful man. We’re sorry to miss the services but will be there in spirit. May God bring peace to your family.

Debbie Pickett

Morris, you lived life large. You had a heart the size of Texas and helped so many people. I will always cherish your friendship and for loving my friend so much. Great memories thru the years. You will be missed Morris.

Bud Cowart

So sorry to hear of Morris’ passing. Like so many others, I bought my first new vehicle from him. Years later, I was honored to work for him on the ground floor as we started Cowboy Honda. He was a great mentor to me. Prayers for the family during this difficult period.

Ronnie & Peggy Sterling Scarborough/Georgetown, TX

Sending our heart-felt condolences to the Moore Family from across the miles.

Patti & Greg Zuchowski

We have lost a brother-in-law larger than life, with a heart of Gold. You lived a great life and surely no regrets. You endured much pain and suffering these last years, but you fought until you no longer could. Our loss is surely Heaven's Gain.. RIP

Jeanne Harrington

Morris- Thank you for the Galveston memories, the hangar memories, and all of the smiles I will have when thinking of your funloving spirit.

Orris (Otis) Collins and Cynthia Colllins

Our sincere condolences to the Moore family, Morris was a father figure to my husband and a very special presence in our lives. Otis has known and worked for the Moore family for almost 40 years. He will miss Morris dearly.

Nancy Hazlewood Neel

Linda, Mike and family, my heart breaks for all of you at the loss of Morris. I have so many wonderful memories of trips and country club times with him. I pray God will give you all strength, peace and comfort as you take the journey to lay him to rest. I can only imaginge the reunion he had with Tom, Jimmy and Danny!

Paul C. Renz

I’m sorry to hear of Morris’ passing. away. He was a good person. An I remember him on the lake with his speed boat at Sam RayBurn Lake with my family . Those were some good days on the lake Paul Renz

Ann Gerngross

So very sorry for your loss. Morris will surely be missed. He was a kind and fun loving man. Many prayers and hugs to his family. Love to you all. Ann

Lola & Bob Burgess, Oak Island, N.C.

So sorry and very sad to hear about Morris passing away. He was such a good friend and a credit to the Silsbee business community and to the community at large. Many great memories knowing him over the years - some of the best included a contingent of Silsbee supporters cheering he and his team on at the "''Go Texan''""Chili Cook- Off in the Astrodome for many years. - Our thoughts and prayers are with the Moore family.

Connie and Frank York

Our hearts and prayers go out to Morris' family at this different cult time. We know in our hearts Morrs had a mansion waiting on him and he is at peace. .

James Skinner

Morris saved me and forever changed my life when he called to bring me into the motorcycle world in 2008. So generous and fun to be around. Morris was kind of a second dad to me and others. So grateful to have had him in my life. Thanks Linda for sending us off on our race weekends with a bus full of your goodies. Thanks for all the great memories.

Rose

I am honored and blessed to have known Mr Moore He was truly a blessing in my life and a wonderful person . I will miss him everyday ! Rose

Robin and Herman Gerhardt

Oh. Linda we are so sorry fir your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family

leo kaplan

We did not meet Morris until about 4 years ago but he will be missed his positive energy and Love of people, Cars Boats and his Love Linda was a Happy Shining Light God Bless you my Brother!!!!!

Sharon Lenz

I had the honor to care for Mr. Moore over this past year. Morris was able to share many stories with me about his life adventures. I am so grateful and better off for gaining so much insight, wisdom and of course laughter with him during our time together. His whole family was welcoming and I truly received a gift from having our paths cross. Praying for peace and strength during this very sad time for his family and friends.