Simon Moore Jr.: 1952-2015
Simon Moore Jr. of Elizabeth, Colorado left us on March 13, 2015 at age 62. Simon was born December 1, 1952 in Kirbyville, Texas to Simon Moore Sr. and Marie Moore. Simon was very proud of both his Coushatta Indian and Irish heritage. Services were Friday, March 20, 2015 at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame, 101 Pro Rodeo Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado at 2 p.m. Simon was a student at Elizabeth High school in Elizabeth, Louisiana and Pitkin High school in Pitkin, Louisiana and attended Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.
Simon’s true passion was roping and he was the best header he knew, he was a golfing legend in his own mind, believed you should “Love Purple and Live Gold” (Geaux Tigers! Beat ‘Bama!), was a true coyote and prairie dog terminator and turkey slayer, the bartender of the Broken Arrow Arena Saloon and teller and re-teller of tall tales and the infamous Facebook fire starter.
Simon was a member of the Rancheros Visitadores part of Los Paisanos camp (ride on Paisanos), United States Team Roping Championship, World Series of Team Roping, and Perry Park Country Club.
He spent countless hours as a volunteer for the ProRodeo Hall of Fame Board of Directors, C.A.S.A. (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children), Semper Fi Fund, Wounded Warrior, Mountain States Circuit Finals Timed Event Director, and Director of Jim R. and Bonnie White Memorial Roping to benefit Colorado High School Rodeo Association. Simon was a huge advocate for the C.A.S.A benefit roping, auction and kid’s fun day. He was a youth baseball coach and a very animated grand stand coach for his granddaughter’s volleyball games. Both personally and professionally there wasn’t a selfish bone in his body, and through his business Town & Country Foods he made countless donations to a wide range of charitable causes.
He was drafted into the Army in 1971, he was a true patriot that believed in God, family, and his country (minus the current President). He stood true to his beliefs and never backed down, right or wrong, especially when he was wrong.
Simon is survived by his wife Brenda Barr Moore (B. Moore), his daughter Kim (Kimbo) and husband Scott Bailey, his son Scott (Boo) Moore, granddaughters Aubri and Hanna Bailey (the sparkle in his pretty blue eyes), stepson Seth and wife Beth Sneller, uncle Jimmy Moore, brother Tony Moore, sister Sandy Moore, brother Danny Moore, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, father-in-law Bennie Barr Sr and wife Donna, mother-in-law Elle Barr, two of his oldest friends Andy Anderson and Johnny Manual, and an abundance of close and dear friends (Simon never met a stranger), and his faithful companions Otis and Hank (the first dogs to ever live in his house). He was preceded in death by his father and best friend Simon Moore Sr., uncle Dee Moore, cousin Randy Davis and Ma T.
Simon was a man of faith, he held tightly to his precious savior Jesus Christ. Salvation was his armor, and the Bible was his sword. He faithfully supported his church and his brothers and sisters in Christ.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Semper Fi Fund (www.semperfifund.org) or CASA Advocates for Children (166 Main Street, Elizabeth, CO 80107).