Billy Moore

Billy Lee Moore, 77, Lawrence, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on January 19, 2013. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

He was born on March 31, 1935 in Shattuck, Oklahoma the son of Robert Lee and Wilma Rozella (Moberly) Moore of May, Oklahoma.

Billy was a High School and Jr. High Teacher in Newton Kansas for 20 years.  He worked with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department for 15 years.  He was an avid sports and baseball fan.

He married Nancy Mitchell Sapp on October 25, 1985 in Lawrence, Kansas.  She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his son, Robin Moore (Glenda Kelly), Lawrence; step-daughter, Jennifer Young (Gary Young), Garnett, KS; step-son, Brian Sapp (Heather), Rose Hill, KS; sister, Mona Rae Hadley, Derby, KS; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.  

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment- Oncology Department.

12 Condolences

  1. Al and ViAnn Deathe on January 20, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Sorry for your loss, I have many very fond memories of Billy.

  2. Jim and Ginny O'Connell on January 20, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Sorry for your loss, we have great memories of Bill. We will miss his sense of humour and working with him at the LEC.

  3. ric camargo on January 22, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    i knew coach moore beginning in 1966. he was our social studies teacher in newton. i then played football and basketball for him including our 1972 avl championship bb team. he was alway fair. but i really enjoyed his sense of humor. he gave everyone who played for him a nickname. i am very sorry for your loss.

  4. Kari Wempe on January 22, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Robin and Nancy – So sorry to hear of Billy death. What a guy! Loved his sense of humor and orneriness! He was a good officer and a good guy. I enjoyed working with him.

  5. Mary Rogers on January 22, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    So sorry for your loss. What a guy that Billy Lee.

  6. Randy Collins on January 23, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    Robin and Nancy, Very sorry for your loss. I learned a lot from Bill at the old jail. I enjoyed working with him. He could always make us laugh. Bill, you will be missed!

  7. Sandy Whitehead on January 25, 2013 at 10:21 am

    To Bill’s family members – I’m so very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the memories you hold dear to your hearts.

  8. Ernie Lujano on January 25, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Coach Moore was my baseball coach for the 1974 & 75 seasons at NHS. We all had a lot laughs with Coach Moore. He used call us ” Darn Snowbirds” He was also my neighboor when he lived on 9th and Logan in Newton. Will still talk about his famous speech to us after we lost to Mac. On behalf of 75 baseball team we wish our condolences.

  9. Annie Annis on January 25, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Robin, so sorry hear of Billy’s passing. I have very good memories of him at the old jail. He always made us laugh.

  10. Gary Squires on January 27, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Robin, Glenda & Family –

    I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I always appreciated his sense of humor in the years I worked with him at the Sheriff’s Office.

  11. Lanny Sells on January 27, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    I remember Billy as a young man in May, Okla. He was someone I looked up to. Bob and Wilma were good friends to my Mom and Dad. Our sympathy to the family and hello Mona !

  12. Cathy Stanley on April 28, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Dear Robin and Nancy,
    I just found out about Billy’s passing .He was a wonderful man and friend and will be missed. I have so many fond memories of Billy Lee.

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