Randall “Randy” Frank Moore, June 25, 1947 - March 5, 2021, age 73, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family in New Braunfels, Texas. Randy was born in Anthony, Kansas to David Warner and Myrtle Maxine (Biberstein). His older brother, Dennis “Denny Dog”, was a huge part of Randy’s life and often told funny stories about growing up together. The Moore family moved to Wichita where Randy attended school and played a variety of sports throughout his childhood and into high school at Wichita Southeast High. Randy continued his education in Lawrence, attending KU and participating in the Army ROTC program. He received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Economics and then served in the Army, stationed at Fort Sam Army base in San Antonio, Texas.
It was in San Antonio, where he met the love of his life, Eileen “I” Therese (Clair), wife of nearly 49 years and settled down and had 3 children, 4 grandchildren and many, many dogs and cats. He was the jokester of the family with a wonderful sense of humor and kept everyone on their toes with his quick wit and sarcasm.
Randy had a long career with Wrigley Co. as a merchandise manager. He loved the lifestyle of his job, driving around visiting clients all over South Texas, building strong relationships and always keeping his friends and family well-stocked with gum. Long into retirement, he would often rearrange gum at grocery stores to ensure the packages were correctly aligned. Then at the age of 58, he retired and never regretted it. He finally had time to play golf and spend lots of time with his family. Instead of driving to South Texas, he would drive all over the hill country to “go to the office”, playing at various golf courses, which ultimately rewarded him with 5 holes in one and perhaps more important, free golf, rounds of beer, and golf merchandise.
Randy was not a fan of travel except to visit his family in Wichita. He loved seeing his mom, Honey, and dad, Warner, and enjoying good political discussions and many of Honey’s specialty Cowboy Cookies. He took from his parents the intense love of dogs and enjoying life while walking - or as he and his dad called it, “going to the picture show”. He loved every person and every animal he met and enjoyed life to the fullest. The cancer diagnoses in 2019 was disappointing, but Randy maintained his positive outlook and cherished his remaining time. He did what he had always done, made us all laugh, walk along the golf course, and watch March Madness and the Spurs. He died his way - at home, surrounded by his family and in peace. While we miss him so very much, we are comforted by the idea of Randy playing endless golf and hanging out with his parents and dogs up in heaven.
Randy is survived by his loving wife Eileen, children: Chris (and Marcella), Mike, Lisa (and Alexander), grandchildren: Sara and Aimee Becker, Benjamin and Maddie Ellingsen, sibling Dennis (and Stephene) Moore, close friends and relatives: Betty Moore, George Coleman, John Turck, Jim and Sandy Clair, Bob and Joyce Clair, Tom and Debbie Clair, Pat Clair, Margaret and Bob Meeder and Chris Clair. The family is grateful for the compassion and support given during this time. There will be a small intimate celebration of life gathering on Saturday, March 13th, at the family home in New Braunfels. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.