April 4, 1977 - December 31, 2020
Gary Don Moore, 43, of Pilot Point, TX, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2020, in Pilot Point, TX. He was born April 4, 1977, in Denton to G.A. and Lois Ann (Graves) Moore, Jr. On May 21, 2005, he married the love of his life, Valerie Rich, at First Baptist Church in Celina, TX. Gary was a proud graduate of Celina High School’s Class of 1996. During that time, he was honored by the Texas Sports Writers Association as a member of the Class 2A All-State Team. He was also named the Class 2A Player of the Year, 1st Team Quarterback and the 1st Team Punter. He received an athletic scholarship and attended The University of Oklahoma in Norman. Gary later earned his degree in education from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant. As an educator for more than 18 years, Gary served the students of Plano ISD as a math teacher and football coach, impacting the lives of young people far beyond the classroom. He was a faithful member of Mustang Baptist Church. He often said, “his greatest joy, even better than football, was to be able to speak to churches and youth groups about his relationship with Jesus Christ." Gary is survived by his wife, Valerie Moore; daughters, Julianna “Faith” and Blakely Noelle Moore, and son, Gary Autry Moore III “Trey”; parents, G. A. and Lois Ann Moore, Jr. of Pilot Point, TX; sisters, Pam Moore of Pilot Point, TX, Carol Lynn and husband, Brian of Collinsville, TX and Tona Drees and husband, Dean of Tioga, TX; His mother-in-law, Linda Manny of Allen, TX; father-in-law, Joe Rich and wife, Judy of Hurst, TX; Valerie’s step-parents, Nieman Poe of Plano, TX, Kim Poe of McKinney, TX and Steve Manny of Allen, TX; four nieces and two nephews; and host of friends. Gary was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Gary and Nell Moore; maternal grandparents, Don and Dorothy Graves; and sister-in-law, Julie Anna Rich. A visitation will be held 3:00-5:00PM, Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Midway Church in Pilot Point, TX. The funeral service will be held at 12:00PM, Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at the Old Celina Football Stadium in Celina, TX with Brian Lynn officiating. A private family burial will follow at a later time. The pallbearers will be Danny David, Paul Elvington, Ryan Brooks, Jason Roberts, Jarrod Martin, Kyle Johns, Josh Chandler and Alex Payne. Online condolences may be shared at www.slaymemorialfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Mustang Baptist Church, 13335 Mustang Rd. Pilot Point, TX 76258, designated to the Gary Don Moore Scholarship Fund. Arrangements are under the direction of Terri Slay and Slay Memorial Funeral Center.
Gary Don Moore, 43, of Pilot Point, TX, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2020, in Pilot Point, TX. He was born April 4, 1977, in Denton to G.A. and Lois Ann (Graves) Moore, Jr. On May 21, 2005, he married the love of his life, Valerie Rich,... View Obituary & Service Information
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