Graveside services for Ayers Moore, 99, took place Monday, Oct. 29, at Greenwood Cemetery in Teague. The Reverend Paula Behrens officiated. Mr. Moore passed away Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, at his residence in Fairfield. He was born in Dew on May 29, 1919, one of twelve children born to William and Emma Pearl Moore. Mr. Moore graduated from Teague High School with the class of 1938. After high school, he entered into service with the U.S. Army and married Anita Carol West April 19, 1942, and shared over fifty-eight years of marriage together before being separated by her death on Aug. 4, 2000. Mr. Moore was deployed overseas during World War II for thirty- nine months. He served with the 5th Army Div. under General Mark Clark in England, N. Africa, Sicily, and other battle locations. He received numerous awards for his combat service including the Purple Heart for being wounded from shrapnel when his jeep was hit. After his war service, he returned to Teague to work for the City of Teague Water and Power Department where he made a career as superintendent of the department until his retirement in 1985. He later returned to work for the South Freestone County Water Supply. Mr. Moore enjoyed raising game chickens for several years. He also raised cattle, guineas, and other farm animals. Mr. Moore was a longtime member of the Dew Methodist Church. He is survived by one son, Alan Moore and wife Jeanie of Plano; one daughter, Cathy Henson and husband Charles of Waco; five grandchildren, Chad Henson and wife Kate, Alana Arndt and husband Derrick, Adam Henson and wife Rachel, Brandt Hamby and wife Mary Ann, and Jami Barringer and husband J. B.; twelve great-grandchildren, Anna Elise Henson, Madeline Henson, Zander Arndt, Bella Arndt, Drea Arndt, Giada Arndt, Hayden Walker, Hogan Hamby, Rachel Hamby, Brock Hamby, Jayden Smith, and Jace Barringer; one sister, Dolly Morgan of Bedford; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Mr. Moore was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, six brothers, and four sisters. The family requests memorials be made to the Dew Methodist Church, P.O. 1387, Fairfield, TX 75860; or the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231 or online at 2heart.org Visit bowersfuneralhome.net to sign the memorial guestbook or to leave a message for the family.