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Gary Loyd Moore

December 16, 1956 — May 6, 2023

Services for Gary Loyd Moore, 66, of Temple, are being held on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 10:00a.m. in the chapel of Little River United Methodist Church. A burial will follow at Reeds Lake Cemetery.

Gary Loyd Moore died on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at his home.

Gary Loyd Moore was born on December 16, 1956 to Hugh Loyd Moore and Alta (Delano) Quinn in Bell County, Texas. During Gary's elementary years he grew up in West Virginia and moved back to Texas. He met the love of his life, Sherry Sharlene McCray in the halls of Academy High School. While Gary was a football and track star, no sport could compete with his love for music. Gary was a licensed electrician and worked for over 30 years at Amos Electric. Throughout his many endeavors, the music in his heart never faded. He played in rock bands such as Shed Rock and Gravelwhip and eventually found himself playing guitar for the praise band at Little River United Methodist Church. His most recent hobbies included watching the Dallas Cowboys while wearing his Emmitt Smith jersey, bird watching, and snacking on Kit Kats and Dr. Pepper while listening to classic rock. He was also known for his love of animals and his special ability to connect with insects.

Gary was preceded in death by his father, Hugh Loyd Moore; his stepfather, Aubrey Quinn.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Sherry McCray Moore; three daughters, Allison Crowell, Sarah Hogan, Jenna Moore; two brothers, Larry Miller and wife Tracy, Steven Miller and wife Janet; one sister, Pam Smith; two grandchildren, Cambrie Wilkinson and Maverick Crowell.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to a charity of your choice.

A special thank you to our family and friends for their support and prayers during this time.

Visitation will be on Friday, May 19, 2023 from 5:00p.m.-8:00p.m.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sabrina N. Young at Young's Daughters Funeral Home.  

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, May 19, 2023

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Young's Daughters Funeral Home & Bereavement Center

4235 E. US Hwy 190, Temple, TX 76501

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Funeral Service

Saturday, May 20, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Little River United Methodist Church

104 N Kings Trl, Little River - Academy, TX 76554

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Saturday, May 20, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Reeds Lake Cemetery

Rogers, TX 76569

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