Brother Syl “Papaw” Moore passed away on July 15, 2022 at the age of 86 in Lubbock, Texas. Syl was a loving and compassionate man who never missed an opportunity to serve someone. Syl dedicated his entire life to serving Jesus with his whole heart and loving his family unconditionally.
Syl was born on August 7, 1935 in Elkhart, Texas. He met the love of his life, Wilma in 1955 at a New Deal Basketball Game and it was love at first sight. They were married on November 27, 1956 at Monroe Baptist Church (First Baptist Church of New Deal). They lived a life full of serving Jesus, loving people and making an impact on everyone they came in contact with.
Syl spent 21 years serving in the Air Force all over the world, including, Germany, Turkey, and Japan. While in Japan, Syl pastored his first church in Tokyo, Japan at the Nakagami Baptist Church. In 1975, Syl retired from the Air Force and came back to the States to pastor Fairview Baptist Church of Levelland. With Tokyo and Levelland, Syl has pastored six other churches including, First Baptist Church of Anton, Second Baptist Church of Lamesa, Baptist Temple Church of Big Spring, Parkway Drive Baptist Church of Lubbock. He took on numerous interim and supply pastor roles over the years.
Syl is preceded in death by his parents William and Ura Moore, and brothers, Roy Lee Moore and Herman Moore; son-in-law, Rusty Barry; great-granddaughter, Savannah Johnson; and three nephews and a niece.
Syl’s legacy lives on and is survived by his beautiful wife Wilma Moore of Lubbock; children, Keith and Diana Moore of Lubbock, Tammy and Cliff Dippel of Lubbock, Donna and KD Meadows of Temple, Cindy and Don Brown of Elizabeth Town, Indiana, and Robby and Kari Cobb of Lubbock.
Syl also leaves behind his grandkids, Brandon and Jessica Moore of Heath, Texas, Stephanie and Andrew Stone of Lubbock, Tiffany and Matt Groening of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Bradley and Andrea Barry of Lewisville, Misty and Fatu Aumua of Temple, Tara Cobb of Lubbock, Dillon and Hillary Cobb of Lubbock, Caitlyn Cobb and Cliff Johnson of Lubbock; great-grandkids, Brock and Harper Moore, Kambree, Kyleigh, and Kade Stone, Nolan Groening, Chloe, Lilly, and Sadie Barry, Paisley and Zealand Aumua, Laylah Johnson; brother, Travis and Ruth Ann Moore of Keller; as well as Helen Moore of Chandler, Texas, Barbara Storey of Fairfield, Texas, and David and Tina Bolton and their children Kristi, Kerri and Jennifer of Youngstown, Ohio. He is also survived by a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Open visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at Venue on Broadway (2202 Broadway) with the family receiving friends 6:00-8:00 p.m. Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at Redbud Baptist Church with interment to follow at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Redbud Baptist Church or Hospice of Lubbock.