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June 26, 2024 - 00:00
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Lewis Dean “L. D.” Moore of Medina, Texas passed away on June 14, 2024, in Medina, Texas. He was born on April 14, 1929, in Hale County, Texas to Charles Robert Moore and Nannie Mae (Finney) Moore.

Aside from a brief period in Hale County, L. D. spent most all his life in Medina. L. D. graduated from Medina High School where he was captain of the basketball team. L. D. told stories of playing basketball games on dirt courts with puddles you had to dribble around.

After graduating high school, L. D. started working full-time on the family ranch. Ranching and livestock were one of L. D.’s passions. He enjoyed raising cattle, sheep, goats and horses. He told a story about selling mohair from his Angora goats to make the payments and pay off a property he bought. He talked about going out on horseback to check the fences, water and livestock. He spoke about the number of sheep he could shear and the number of horses he could shoe in a day. Ranching was a part of his life.

Ranching also requires learning how to build and repair things, so L. D. learned how to weld. L. D. took his welding skill beyond simple ranch repairs and started making items out of horseshoes such as lamps, tables, hat hangers, and other items. He told a story about making a large number of these horseshoe items before going on a trip to Wyoming where he sold these items on the way to not only pay for the trip but came home with orders to build more.

Another thing L. D. enjoyed was telling stories and he did it a lot. Anyone who spent a few minutes with L. D. would get the opportunity to hear one of his stories. Sometimes these stories were about the past and other times these stories were about something happening at the time, but either way L. D. had one ready to tell.

L. D. is preceded in death by his father Charles Robert Moore, his mother Nannie Mae (Finney) Moore, his brothers Charlie Alvin Moore, Clarence Finney Moore, Bill Richard Moore, and his sisters Medina Brooks (Moore) Goodenough, and Helen Louise (Moore) Hicks, his nephew Clarence Wayne Moore, and his niece Nancy Louise (Hicks) Raumaker.

L. D. is survived by his nephews Rob Hicks, Bill Moore, and Bob Moore, and niece Carole Goodenough, great nephews and nieces, great-great nephews and nieces, great-great-great nephews and nieces, and numerous cousins.

The services will include viewing from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2024, and funeral service at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2024, at Grimes Bandera Funeral Chapel in Bandera, Texas. A burial will follow at Oak Rest Cemetery in Medina, Texas.

The pallbearers will be Charles Haywood, David Haywood, Rob Hicks, Brent Raumaker, Keith Raumaker, Kevin Raumaker, Mike Richards, and Jamie Sedillo.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Medina Volunteer Fire Department ( The family thanks Peggy and Mike Richards for all the care provided to L. D. through the years as well as Courtney Moos of River City Hospice and Kaylan Kappers for the care provided to L. D. at the end.