Otis Houston Moore
December 22, 1928  -  November 10, 2017

Otis Houston Moore

Sunset Memorial Funeral Home
6801 E. Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
Monday, November 13, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 PM
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Sunset Memorial Chapel
6801 E. Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
10:00 AM
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Sunset Memorial Gardens
6801 E. Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
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Otis Houston Moore, 88, was born in Breckenridge, TX December 22, 1928 to Otis Moore Sr. and Thelma Riley.

Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 pm Monday, November 13, 2017 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 am Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

At the age of 13 my father left home and throughout his many travelled roads, he was able to establish himself as a reputable contractor in California, where many of his completed projects remain today.
In 1975 he moved to Tennessee and eventually made his way back to Texas in 1983. He owned A-1 Portable Buildings in Odessa until he suffered a stroke at the age of 85. Even though his eyesight and hearing suffered tremendously, he had this overwhelming drive to live a long life and always had one more project written on a napkin, whether the others were completed. He spent over 50 years traveling across the country in his motor home, the last 21 with his wife Mary, and had a sharp memory about every adventure. He loved to meet his friends at Catfish & Co. for breakfast. He had unconditional love for everyone closest to him and still continued to help people any way possible. He will be missed for his honesty, integrity, adventurous stories and his vivacious energy that kept him going every day. After a long stay in the hospital, fighting every day, he died peacefully with his family at his side on November 10, 2017.

He is survived by his wife Mary Hansard, his son Jerry Moore, his daughter and son-in-law Susan & Lucas Garcia; his grandchildren Little Jerry, Kristina and Nicole and several great grandchildren.

He will be missed greatly. I love you kiddo!

Arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home. To sign the guestbook visit www.sunsetodessa.com.


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  1. Sue Kuffel
    Glenn's Ferry, ID

    Her tears fell like rain to know she wouldn't see you again on this plain.
    From Nicole with love & sadness.

  2. Fred Meade
    Odessa, TX

    Otis was the first person I met as I arrived here in Odessa in April of 2011. I built shed for him in what he called a record time. He would often reach out to me for Onsite buildings and projects around his home. he was very keen of mind right up to the last day. He always wanted to see the younger people he met bettered, and would take time to show them a simpler way, he loved to share his knowledge. He was never found complacent, for he would have many projects in action at the same time and was keen to detail. as his eye sight dimmed his fingers would find the detail as he explained how he would like things done. One time this season I offered to take him to a Rockhounds Game, he insisted on buying the beer and hot dogs, he said it was a good thing he did not have peanuts or he would throw them at the Umpire- he said I cannot see the ball but that is what I would at the Dodgers Stadium. Otis invited me to dinner the evening before he went into the hospital, I felt as though I was one of his boys.

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