Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

February 14, 2014

Floyd Auther Moore


— Floyd Auther Moore, 55, of Graford, was called to be with his heavenly father on Feb. 11 following a brief but valiant battle with cancer.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15, at Salesville Baptist Church at 10 a.m.

Auther, known as “Donk” to his family and friends, is the son of Joe and Pauline Moore, born in Mineral Wells on March 3, 1958.

A Graford High School graduate and valued employee of Garner Pipe & Supply, married his beloved wife, Debra McKee, of Graford on March 3, 2004.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Debra, his children, and step children, Bryan Anderson, of the home in Graford, Steven Moore, and wife Tami, of Wisconsin; Jamie Brush, of Mineral Wells, Krystale Bezio and husband Joey; of Mineral Wells; Bobby McDaniel and wife Krystal, of Mineral Wells, Jennifer Helbert and husband Jacob, of Lewisville, Jatanna Moore and Jodi Ann Moore, both of Mineral Wells; one grandson, Dallas Riddle, and wife Skyla, of Ft. Benning, Georgia, whom he and Debra loved and raised.

He is, also, survived by his eleven other grandchildren, Kaylee, Haylee, James Ray, Robert, Baby Kay, Daniel, Brooklyn, Jamie Jr., Cameron, Madison, and Tyler, whom he cherished.

He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Elizabeth White, and husband, Joseph, of Caddo; one brother, Randall Moore, of Graham; and four sisters, Loretta Eidson and husband Larry, of Mineral Wells; Sheila Hamilton, of Salesville; Donna Akins and husband Travis, of Possum Kingdom; and Reba Moore, of Mineral Wells, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Auther is preceded in death by his parents, his oldest brother Frank, and two grandsons, Ryan McDaniel and Caleb Brush.

Known for his love of nature, Auther was an avid hunter and fisherman. His favorite times were playing foosball with his lovely wife and pool with his son and stepsons.

He loved to spend his time barbequing and playing horseshoes.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the Solaris Hospice team for their support and words of encouragement during his final days.

A special thank you to Brother Lonnie DeArmond for the memorial service.