Wednesday, September 20, 2017

In memoriam: Phil Moore

Former Tulsa Ranchers (PBLA) player Phil Moore died last July.

I was fortunate enough to correspond with him last February. He made me laugh when he said he had just turned 96 and was "still in good health - but expect anything at my age."


Obituary from Frank Funeral Home

Philip Dale Moore, age 96, lifelong resident of Wellington, passed away at his home on Friday, July 7, 2017. He was a retired insurance agent for New York Life.
Phil was born on November 9, 1920 in Wellington, KS to Clyde F. Moore and Nora M. (Braun) Moore. He was a graduate of Wellington High School and Southwestern College. He served in the Army Air Corp during World War II from 1942 – 1945.
He married Rheba M. Helm on September 5, 1940 in Newkirk, OK. She preceded him in death on July 5, 2008.
Phil enjoyed fishing and traveling in the RV with Rheba.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rheba; son, J. Brandon Moore; four brothers; and three sisters.
Survivors include his children Mindy Byington of Park Hills, MO and Tim Robertson and his wife Sharron of Peabody, KS; four grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

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