Darrell Moore

Darrell Moore

Darrell Reeves Moore
July 29, 1933
October 8, 2017
Darrell Reeves Moore, 84, of Fairfield, died Sunday, October 8, at his residence. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Capps Memorial Chapel. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at Capps Memorial Chapel with Bro. Don Suits, II and Bro. Bubba Rutherford officiating. Interment followed at Fairfield Cemetery. Pallbearers were Robin Moore, Lynn Moore, Gary Moore, Ethan Yoder, David Moore, and Gavin Pickett. Honorary bearers were Justin Pickett, Jason Hullum, Jacob Moore, Jason Moore, Wayne (C.W.) Padgett, Walt Gautier, and Forrest Watson. Darrell was born July 29, 1933, in Mertens, Texas to parents Randall Reeves Moore and Ruby Lee Elmore Moore. He was raised in Mertens and graduated from Frost High School in 1950. For a short time, he worked in Dallas for Proctor & Gamble before pursuing his lifelong dream of becoming a highway patrolman. In 1956 he graduated from the Texas Highway Patrol Recruit Training School and was the first patrolman assigned to Fairfield. After leaving Fairfield he went into the first narcotics division in Texas. Following numerous promotions and commendations he was promoted to Supervising Captain of the Undercover Narcotics Division in Houston. After 15 years in Houston he was asked to go to Dallas in the same capacity to investigate officer misconduct. Darrell had the additional recognition of being awarded the 2006 Legend Award from the Narcotics Division Old Timers of the Texas Dept. of Public Safety of which he was a member.

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