Wayne Ferguson Moye passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Born April 7, 1926 in Votaw, Texas, Wayne lived a long and impactful life of 94 years.
Wayne was the kind of person whose energy filled a room when he walked in; he was a colorful storyteller and someone who always had something to say about the topic at hand. Over the course of his long life, he had many accomplishments and hobbies. Wayne loved baseball (and later softball for the sake of his granddaughter) very much; from coaching to spending more than 34 years as an umpire, he helped develop and mentor many children over the years. Wayne was even recognized for his years of service when he was inducted into the honorary hall of fame for TASO. But if you asked him what his favorite team was, it would always be whatever team his children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren were playing on at the time; and thankfully, they never had to play each other!
It is obvious that Wayne was a man who stuck to his hobbies, loves, and career by the impressive spans of time he spent working in the respective areas. With 74 years as a Mason, 60 of which were as a Master Mason, and his impressive career of more than 40 years with Mobil Oil- a sense of stick-to-itiveness easily fits when thinking of Wayne. He took pride in his work ethic and his accomplishments over the years.
If not at work or a baseball game, Wayne could usually be found pursuing his love of deer hunting or working in his various shops for taxidermy and meat processing that he owned over the years or working away in his beloved garden. Wayne proudly taught all his children to hunt and even his grandchildren and great- grandchildren, relishing the chance to help them shoot their first deer. If you lived close to Wayne, you know that he both loved his garden and loved to share the fruits of his labors as well. In fact, he was about as giving as a person can be always looking to share whatever he had from extra deer meet to surplus tomatoes with any and everyone. This giving heart probably stems from the way he was raised and a family that was willing to share whatever they had, even when it wasn’t much.
Wayne also proudly served as an Army medic in the Korean War making him one of those elite individuals to whom we owe our liberties today. Before he left for the war and in the early years of his career with Mobil Oil, that love of baseball found Wayne playing during his lunch break where he would meet the love of his life- his wife RosaLee. He courted her, was lucky enough to marry her, and together the two built a beautiful life together of 62 years and had 4 children. An excellent father, and doting grandfather, Wayne set an example of parenting and friendship for not only his family but also his friends. It is not easy to imagine a world without his wisdom and smile, but his legacy of love and laughter will not soon be forgotten.
Left to cherish his memory are his children: Walter Wayne Moye and wife Kathleen of Sour Lake, Michael Wayne Moye of Kountze, Janice Marie Clayton and husband Mark of Nederland, and Susan Fuller and husband Kent of Sour Lake; his grandchildren: Jeremy Moye and wife Erin, Jeff Moye and wife Elisa, Courtnie Kash and husband Sam, Matt Fuller and wife Whitney, Jerett Granger, and Clint Moss ; his great-grandchildren: Hamilton Moye, Kenley Moye, Greyson Kash, Gavin Kash, Grady Kash, Violet Fuller, and Luca Fuller. ; his sister-in-law Pauline Moye; and numerous colleagues, friends, and extended family members.
Wayne is preceded in death by his beloved wife RosaLee Moye; his parents Walter West Moye and Leona Moye; his siblings: Horace Moye, Mary Scearce and husband Red, and Georgia Moulder and husband James.
A time of visitation will be held at Wesley Methodist Church, 3810 N Major Dr, Beaumont, TX 77713, on Monday, April 5, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Funeral services will take place at Wesley Methodist Church, 3180 N Major Dr, Beaumont, TX 77713, on Monday, April 5, 2021 at 12:00 PM. Mr. Moye will be laid to rest at Claybar Haven of Rest in Beaumont, TX, immediately following the funeral service.
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