Hoyett Ray Moore Obituary

Hoyett Ray Moore, age 84, passed away on Monday, November 14, 2022 at his home in Smithville, Oklahoma. He was born on Thursday, October 27, 1938 to Culman David Moore and Juanita Praytor in Ben Wheeler, Texas.


Hoyett attended the First Baptist Church in Cove, and was very active in working with the youth and doing whatever he could for his church family. Every Sunday he would bring bubble gum to give out to all the youth at church. He served proudly in the United States Navy. Hoyett later became District Chief of the Shreveport Fire Department and retired after 29 years of dedicated service. He had a saying for everything, "Yo" often heard by family and friends. He loved to cut up and joke and make people laugh. Hoyett was a very strong man, dedicated hard worker and liked to keep busy outdoors. He enjoyed making Martin houses out of the gourds he grew. Hoyett liked to shoot, especially coon hunting, and really liked to go fishing anytime he could. He really enjoyed doing things with family, going camping, and just about anything that gave him quality time with them. Hoyett was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.


He is preceded in death by his parents; and his step mother, Connie "Mama" Moore. Hoyett is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Mary Moore of Smithville, Oklahoma; one son, Arthur Moore and Suzanne of Lindale, Texas; one daughter and son in law, Tanya and Ron Ladd of Smithville, Oklahoma; one brother, David Moore of Longview, Texas; two sisters, Bonnie Moore of Ben Wheeler, Texas, Billie Gail Brown of Hughes Springs, Texas; four grandchildren, Tara Walker, Todd Ladd, Tommy Ladd, and Dash Moore; great grandchildren, Mason Walker, Madison Walker, Maverick Walker, Seth Ladd, Darby Brown, and Kiedis Moore; several nephews and nieces and a host of other family and friends.


A funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 11:00 AM at the Cove First Baptist Church in Cove, Arkansas with Brother Ron Ladd officiating. Interment will be held on Friday, November 18, 2022 at 2:00 PM at the Concord Cemetery in Chandler, Texas with Brother Shelby Davidson officiating.


A visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, Arkansas.


Pallbearers will be Tommy Ladd, Todd Ladd, Mason Walker, Maverick Walker, Rusty Miller, and Davy Ashcraft.


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11-14-22 12:07 PM KAWX.ORG