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Joe B. Moree

Joe B Moree, of Dumas passed away at the age of 91 at his home with family surrounding him on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday, July 30, 2022 at First Baptist Church with Pastor Matt Price, officiating and Zane Powers, assisting. Interment will follow at Dumas Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6 o’clock to 8 o’clock at the funeral home. Arrangements under the direction of Beeson ~ Morrison Funeral Directors.

Joe was born August 20,1930 in Paris, TX to Melvin Moree & Edna McElyea Moree. He was the youngest of four children. He married Mona Gayle Royall in Kirkland, TX on August 6, 1949. He worked for Diamond Shamrock and Maxus for 40 years, retiring from Maxus as Field Superintendent in 1991. Joe was one of the last survivors of the 1956 Shamrock fire.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Leonard Moree and sister Mildred Willoughby.

Survivors include his wife, Gayle of the home; two daughters; Belinda DiTirro and husband Tim; Vickie Jo Mata and husband Dave of Dumas. Two grandsons; Joe Neil Scheihing and Wife Kristie of Guthrie, Ok.; Derek Scheihing and wife Heather of Skiatook, Ok. Two granddaughters; Brandie Gayle Mata and Amber Haines and husband Phillip of Dumas. Ten great-grandchildren; Timber, Tucker, Cora Bell, Lena, Trason and Adeline Scheihing of Guthrie, Ok. Kaydan and Landan Scheihing of Skiatook, OK, Jaxson Mata, Liam Haines and Connor Joe Haines (who will be born in October) of Dumas. One great great-grandchild, Harrison Dale of Guthrie, Ok. One sister Helen Etheredge of Canyon and several nieces and nephews.

Joe enjoyed going to Fun Valley Colorado each summer to be with his family. It was a family tradition for the entire family to be together that one week each year. They would all enjoy camping, fishing and hiking together. Joe made it very clear that God came first in his life. He wanted that to be the same for all of his children and grandchildren. He had a passion for Gospel and Country music. In his earlier years Joe spent time flying his airplane until an accident at work caused him to quit flying. He then later sold his plane. Joe also had hobbies in his spare time building houses. He built several houses in Sunray, TX and his family lived in a few of those homes. Joe and Gayle were both real estate agents for Hamby and Sabre Real Estate for many years.

The family would like to thank Kindred Hospice for taking good care of Joe. 

We would like to suggest memorials to the First Baptist Church, 420 S. Bliss, Dumas, TX 79029.

The family will be at 310 Robin Rd.

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A candle was lit in memory of Joe Moree

Jessica Garcia Aug 3 2022 2:33 PM

All my love to all of the family. Uncle Joe will be missed, even by those of us who didn't get to see him often in these last years.

Kathy(niece)and Marvin Allbright Jul 29 2022 4:36 PM

I always enjoyed coming to visit family and usually staying with Uncle Joe & Aunt Gayle. He was always the kindest and had a great attitude about life and people. He will be missed by many.

Jim Willoughby Jul 28 2022 5:55 PM

My sympathies to you all, may you feel God's presence as you journey through your grief.

Janie Heniford Jul 28 2022 5:30 PM