Darrell Reeves Moore

Darrell Reeves Moore, 84, of Fairfield, died Sunday, October 8, 2017, at his residence. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at Capps Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 12, 2017, at Capps Memorial Chapel with Bro. Don Suits, II and Bro. Bubba Rutherford officiating. Interment will follow at Fairfield Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robin Moore, Lynn Moore, Gary Moore, Ethan Yoder, David Moore and Gavin Pickett. Honorary bearers will be Justin Pickett, Jason Hullum, Jacob Moore, Jason Moore, Wayne (C.W.) Padgett, Walt Gautier and Forrest Watson. Darrell was born July 29, 1933 in Mertens, Texas to parents Randall Reeves Moore and Ruby Lee Elmore Moore. He was raised in Mertens and graduated from Frost High School in 1950. For a short time, he worked in Dallas for Proctor & Gamble before pursuing his lifelong dream of becoming a highway patrolman. In 1956 he graduated from the Texas Highway Patrol Recruit Training School and was the first patrolman assigned to Fairfield. After leaving Fairfield he went into the first narcotics division in Texas. Following numerous promotions and commendations he was promoted to Supervising Captain of the Undercover Narcotics Division in Houston. After 15 years in Houston he was asked to go to Dallas in the same capacity to investigate officer misconduct. Darrell had the additional recognition of being awarded the 2006 Legend Award from the Narcotics Division Old Timers of the Texas Dept. of Public Safety of which he was a member. After 25 years of dedicated service to the State of Texas he retired as a Special Texas Ranger. For the next 25 years Darrell was a respected general building contractor in Limestone and Freestone Counties. In 1998 he retired from the contracting profession. Darrell was a member, Past Master and 50-year pin recipient of Fairfield Lodge #103 A.F & A.M. He enjoyed hunting, gardening, landscape painting but mostly spending time with his wife Kate. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Larry Moore. Left to cherish his memory is his wife Kate; six children, Vicki Ogden of Fairfield; Randy Moore and wife Joy of Fairfield; Robin Moore and wife Becky of Burleson; Rebekah Yoder of Teague; Tobi Guerrero and husband Luis of Teague; Brenda Pickett and husband Justin of Teague; grandchildren, Karen Gann, Betty Jane Gann, Wesley Moore, Wendy Clayton, Sarah Dawson, Ethan Yoder, Jacob Moore, Jason Moore, Kori Guerrero, Macy Guerrero, Haley Guerrero, Gavin Pickett and Kylee Pickett; two brothers, Lynn Moore and wife Judy of Waxahachie; Gary Moore and wife Sharlet of Virginia; two sisters, Betty Watson and husband Forrest of Cedar Park; June Gautier and husband Walt of Long Beach, MS. To view an online obituary, send a personalized sympathy card, or leave the family a personal tribute, please visit our website at www.cappschapel.com

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