Layton Ross Moore

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Layton "Ross" Moore, 48, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away in his sleep on Sunday, July 24, 2016. Ross had been struggling with poor health over the last few years related to his chronic asthma. He will be missed in every way by his family and many friends. Ross was born in Weisbaden, Germany, on July 2, 1968, while his parents were stationed at San Vito Air Station, Italy. He was born to Danny Ross Moore and Sherye (Kirkpatrick) Moore who were married in Big Spring, Texas, on September 8, 1966. He graduated in May, 1986, from Anchorage Christian Schools, a ministry of Anchorage Baptist Temple in Anchorage, Alaska. Ross attended Christian Heritage College in El Cahon, California, for one year and attended San Antonio College in San Antonio for one year. Ross met Kathy Buchanan through mutual friends in 1999 and they were married on July 14, 2001. He was a loving husband to Kathy and father to his three children. Kathy is a stay-at-home mom to Bailey (nine years old) and Reagan (ten years old) a very rambunctious girl and boy who loved their daddy very much. They loved just hanging out at home when daddy was not working. Bailey loved to play with her "little animals" with daddy and Reagan preferred to shoot hoops, watch TV or play video games with him. They were the light of his life and they will miss him so much. Ross was so proud of his oldest son, Tyler, from a previous marriage. Tyler is twenty-one and will be graduating from UTSA this year. He is a mature, level-headed, handsome young man who has his dad's fun personality and his story-telling and sales skills. Tyler and his dad were best friends. Ross has always worked in sales in a number of fields. His big smile and love of people made him the perfect "people person" and well-suited for this career. For the last sixteen years, he has worked with Tim Morris and for the last ten years has been a partner at Lone Star Materials and traveled the state meeting with customers and over-seeing installation projects for the products he sold. Ross and Tim had previously worked together at another company and then branched out on their own. The company has consistently grown, especially in the last five years. He was known by all his clients, friends and family as a prankster and lots of fun to be around always the life of the party. The "Four Musketeers" will now be three. Ross, his brother Dru, and cousins Blane and Tony have been so close through the years. They have lived in Italy, Alaska and San Antonio together most of their lives at one-time next door to each other. They have played sports and video games and every silly game they could devise and have always been a big part of each others' lives from birth. This band of cousins will never quite be the same again without Ross. However, his "bigger than life" personality will always be an influence on this group and all who knew him. Ross' passion for basketball gave him such joy as well as those who enjoyed watching him play and seeing him shoot those long, arched 3-pointers. He was number one in the state of Alaska his senior year of high school with the most 3 point shots made. This high school team of great players and better young men won two state championships under the strong and dedicated leadership of their coach, twenty-four year old Randy Dunton. This team formed a life-long bond that continues to the present and is evidenced by the many team members who are traveling from all over the U.S. to attend his funeral services. Ross' family is asking you to celebrate every day that you knew him and the time you spent with him. Remember the fun he generated and the generosity and kindness he showed. Our family has chosen to remember these days and moments and treasure every one of them and not to dwell on the days we will be without him. Since Ross accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior when he was nine years old, we trust in the promises of Jesus to prepare a place for believers in heaven and to take us there when we die. This gives us the confidence that we will see him again. As his death at the age of forty eight proves, we are never promised tomorrow so we must prepare our hearts today. In addition to his wife and children, Ross is also survived by his parents, Dan and Sherye Moore of San Antonio, a brother, Thomas Dru Moore (Schertz, TX) and his wife, Cherith and nieces, Hallie and Ashley Moore. He is survived by other family members in the San Antonio area including his aunt Marsha Sanders and her husband Jerry and cousins, Blane Sanders and his wife, Andrea; niece and nephew, Kaelyn Sanders and Ethan Sanders; Tony Sanders and wife Valerie, nieces Gabriella and Angelina and nephew Joshua Sanders. Other family members who live outside of the San Antonio area are uncle Alfred Moore; aunt Wenona Hamilton and her husband Horace, cousins Greg Hamilton, Darrell Hamilton, Karl Hamilton and Rhonda Gaber; aunt Myrtie Lee and husband D.C., cousins Darlene Battle and Roger Battle. He is survived by cousins, Thomas Kirkpatrick, Chance Kirkpatrick and daughter, Tynna King and her husband Jonathan and daughter and Misty and her husband Tim McCoy and their three children Christie Hestand and her three children. There is a large extended family as well. He was preceded in death by grandparents Thomas and Louise Kirkpatrick and JW and Fabris Moore and an uncle Thomas Kirkpatrick. Ross' life will be celebrated on Saturday, July 30, 2016, at 12:00 noon. Services will include a closed casket visitation from 11:00 to 12:00 to give friends and family the opportunity to offer condolences. Services are under the direction of Lux Funeral Home at Grace Baptist Temple, 4398 Bluemel Road, San Antonio, TX, 78240; Pastor Dennis Isbell officiating. Burial will immediately follow the service at Hill Country Memorial Gardens at 11700 Texas 46, New Braunfels, TX 78132, approximately forty-five minutes from the church. In lieu of flowers, you may donate to the Compassionate Crowdfunding website to help Kathy and the children with immediate expenses which she is incurring with Ross' sudden death. You may go to, search for Ross Moore in the "Search for a Fundraiser". Then click on the picture of Ross, Kathy and the kids. You will see the "Donate Now" box.

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  1. Prayers for your whole family. He was a good man and will definitely be missed every day at Lone Star MHP.

  2. Ross was one of the really good guys. He’ll be missed by all of his friends here at DPT. Our thoughts and prayers to this family

  3. Ross will be truly missed, he always greeted me with a strong handshake and a huge smile. Rest In Peace.

  4. Reading about the man, father and husband that Ross had become is the exact Ross that I knew in college at Christian Heritage. He was the kindest, most generous and thoughtful guy. My deepest condolences to his family.

  5. I still shake my head in disbelief that Ross is no longer with us. Heaven gained a great man. Ross was one of the most genuine and caring young men in high school. No doubt those traits followed him as a father and husband. Much love and prayers go out to his family. He will be greatly missed by many.

  6. My condolences to the extended Moore family. Ross was one of the nicest guys in high school and always had a smile for everyone. I’m sure his smile radiated even bigger upon seeing his heavenly Father even though it leaves us that are still behind with heavy hearts. May God bless his family and bring them peace until they see Ross again. You’re all in my prayers.

  7. Ross was one of the nicest people in high school. He was always kind and had such a huge infectious smile. My heart, thoughts and prayers goes out to his family. May you all be surrounded by love of our Heavenly Father during this time of loss.

  8. What a great guy. Don’t have one negative memory about him. I know he will be sorely missed. Most sincere condolences and regards to everyone. Praise God that we do not grieve as those who have no hope. For our hope is in the LordJesus Christ.

  9. Dan & Sherye, my heart goes with you both. I know the relief you have knowing Ross is with The Lord. I love you guys so much. May God give you the strength to get through these days.

  10. I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to know Ross in high school. As others have said, I could not have said a negative thing about him. He was always so friendly. I enjoyed watching him play basketball and travelling together for many games. I am thankful that he knew the Lord and am praying for his family as they go through this dreadful time.

  11. May the Lord be with you during this journey. He was a great guy and I know he will be with my son Joseph in heaven.

  12. My thoughts and prayers for the whole family. KINDNESS is what I think of when I think of Ross Moore. I think he was three years ahead of me in school and, still he was just so kind, always offering a warm smile and a great example of strong character. Always someone I looked up to at school.

  13. This is a beautiful tribute to Ross ๐Ÿ™‚ I went to Christian Heritage College with Ross…and yes he was fun and a prankster. He knew no strangers.i will cherish the memories of him at school and pray for his precious family. Thank you Lord that Ross knew you and we will all see eachother again! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Watching Ross play basketball in high school was a joy. I can still picture him shooting his amazing three point shots. He was kind to everyone. I am sorry he will his kids growing up. I am thankful the team will be together today as they say goodbye to Ross

  15. This has been a little bit of shock for me. Ross was such a neat person if you ever got a chance to know him consider yourself blessed. What a character he was you could be across the room from him and all you would see is a smile & laughter. He will truly be missed by the “ACS” bunch. What a blessing and comfort to know he is with our Lord Jesus Christ. We will see you again in a different form. Our thoughts and prayers to all the family and may the peace of the Lord be with you.

  16. My condolences to your entire family. Ross and I worked very closely together throughout the years and I am in shock. He was a wonderful person and will be missed terribly.

  17. I haven’t seen Ross in many years but we still checked on each other (and our families) from time to time. It’s sad to find out he’s gone at such a young age, but if anyone is going to a better place than this, it’s him. Condolences to his wife and kids.

  18. Kathy, Both Fran and I are very sorry to learn of your loss. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

  19. I am so saddened of the loss of our loved one. I will pray for each and everyone of you. I know it is hard but time will heal the pain. I love you all and if there is anything I can do to help please let me know.

  20. My name Roberta Ricci life Italy !….and don’t speak English….. Conoscevo Ross e Dry….da bambini abbiamo giocato insieme quando stavano a Latiano e poi a Mesagne in provincia di Brindisi. Sono venuta a conoscenza della sua scomparsa solo casualmente…..Mi รจ dispiaciuto moltissimo…spero che questo messaggio arrivi a Dry ….se si ricorda lui era piccolino. Ti abbraccio Dry…Non sono molto pratica di computer e da poco che c’รจ l’ho! รˆ con mio profondo dispiacere ho appreso la morte di Ross!

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