In Memory
  W. Winfred Moore
         WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas honors and
  commemorates the life of pastor and Amarillo civic leader Dr. W.
  Winfred Moore, who died May 8, 2015, at the age of 95; and
         WHEREAS, Winfred Moore was a pillar of strength for his
  church and his community, and he inspired all those who knew him
  with his warm and generous spirit, his humility, and his ability
  to bring out the best in people; and
         WHEREAS, Born February 15, 1920, to Sadie and Elgin Moore,
  he grew up in Alamo, Tennessee; he accepted his call to the
  ministry at the age of 19 and was ordained at First Baptist Church
  of Alamo; and
         WHEREAS, While attending Union University in Jackson,
  Tennessee, he met and married his beloved wife, the late
  Elizabeth Moore, who became an integral part of his ministry;
  they enjoyed 71 years of marriage together and raised three
  children, Fred, Anne, and Maria; he was blessed with six
  grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and
         WHEREAS, Dr. Moore served as pastor at churches in
  Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama and in Borger, Texas, before
  beginning his service in Amarillo; he became pastor of First
  Baptist Church in Amarillo in 1959 and began a 30-year ministry
  that had a profound impact on the lives of church members and on
  the fabric of life in the city; and
         WHEREAS, Under his leadership, the church experienced
  remarkable growth; he played an important role in the creation of
  its Family Life Center and in raising funds for the Park Place
  Towers Retirement Center adjacent to the church; the church was
  one of the first in the region to televise its Sunday morning
  services, and his deep, resonant bass voice became familiar to
  residents across the Panhandle; and
         WHEREAS, Dr. Moore was instrumental in a wide range of
  community initiatives, notably the establishment of High Plains
  Baptist Hospital, Saint Anthony's Hospice, and the Ronald
  McDonald House; he played a vital role in the success of such
  organizations as the United Way of Amarillo and Canyon, the
  Amarillo Area Foundation, the Rotary Club, and Faith City
  Mission, and he is the only person to have been twice named the
  Amarillo Globe-News Man of the Year; and
         WHEREAS, After retiring from First Baptist Church in 1989
  and being honored as pastor emeritus, he joined the faculty of
  Baylor University, and he served as a visiting distinguished
  professor of religion for 16 years; he also became director of
  the university's Center for Ministry Effectiveness; the W.
  Winfred and Elizabeth Moore Visiting Professorship in Ministry
  Guidance was established at the university in 1993; and
         WHEREAS, Dr. Moore was a man of abiding faith, exemplary
  character, and good cheer; he gave unselfishly to others, and his
  wise counsel, his encouraging spirit, and his enthusiasm for
  living each day to the fullest will continue to serve as an
  inspiration to those who were privileged to share in his
  life; and
         WHEREAS, He was a devoted husband, father, and
  grandfather, and he leaves behind memories that will long be
  cherished by his family and countless friends; now, therefore,
  be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 84th
  Legislature, hereby extend sincere condolences to the bereaved
  family of W. Winfred Moore; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
  his family as an expression of deepest sympathy from the Texas
  Senate and that when the Senate adjourns this day, it do so in
  memory of W. Winfred Moore.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on May 27, 2015, by a
    rising vote.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate