- Category: Obituaries
- Published on 08 May 2013
- Written by Mount Vernon Optic-Herald
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Robert “Babe” Mal Moore, 55 of Maui, Hawaii, died peacefully in his sleep on April 27, 2013.
Bobby was born in Fort Worth, Texas on January 9, 1958.
It is called wanderlust, and because of it, Bobby called many places home. Among them: Dallas, Texas, Mount Vernon, Texas, Alameda,California, Orlando, Florida, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, Anchorage, Alaska and finally, Kanaio Natural Area Reserve on the Southeast slope of Haleakala, located on the island of Maui, in the state of Hawaii. Before his death, Bobby had plans to explore South America.
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow- mindedness,
and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.
Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired
by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” -- Mark Twain
Bobby taught those he loved the importance of and beauty to be found in nature, animals, music and travel. He loved a good rocking chair and a fine-tuned guitar. He was an enthralling story-teller, a challenging chess player, a skilled diver, and an accomplished welder, pipe fitter and carpenter. He was a mover and shaker; a non-conformist who despised deception, greed, gluttony and the government. Fearlessly, he was true to himself, his desires, beliefs and callings.
He is survived by his Lady of more than 30 years, JoLynn Johnson, of Maui, Hawaii and two daughters: Brittany Moore and her fiance Kainalu King, of Maui, Hawaii and Amy Briscoe and her husband Jeff and one grandson, Jack Neal Skelton, of Mount Vernon, Texas. His mother, Mary
Hamilton Moore and his brother, Ronnie Moore, both of Mount Vernon, Texas. He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Thomas Moore, of Mount Vernon, Texas
In lieu of burial and service, his daughters plan on traveling together, with their families, to his many homes to spread his ashes.