Thomas John “Tommy” Moore


Thomas John Moore, lovingly known as “Tommy”, passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2016.

Memorial Service & Celebration of Life: Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 10:30AM at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco.

Tommy was born June 28, 1948 in Timmendorfer Strand, Germany. After attending Richfield High School, Tommy served his country honorably the United States Navy until 1968. He went on to marry his high school sweetheart, Sharon, on July 22, 1966. Tommy earned his Associates degree in Applied Science, Dental Laboratory Technology in 1970. In August 1974 he became a Certified Dental Technician. Together Tommy and Sharon owned and operated “Moore Dental Studio” for 30 years. As a couple they were very active and highly respected in the dental community, participating in the Dental Lab Association of Texas events and creating lifetime friendships that they came to cherish. Tommy served as President for the Association in 2005. Though, Tommy was known for his infectious sense of humor and ability to make others laugh, his insightful conversations and knowledge of many subjects will forever be missed by those who knew and loved him.

Tommy was preceded in death by the love of his life for over 50 years, Sharon Elaine Hack Moore; his father and mother, the late John
Thomas and Charlotte Benke Moore of Waco; brother-in-law, Billy Wayne Strickland.

Tommy leaves to cherish his memory his sisters, Janett Moore Strickland of Waco, Christy Moore Blackburn and husband George of Austin, TX; nephews, Jeremy Williams and wife Ashley of New York, Willie Strickland and wife Lisa of Paris, TX.; nieces, Debra Strickland, Crystal Mynar, Denise Woodlock and husband Randy all of Waco; his pups, Blackie and Brownie; as well as many wonderful friends and family members.

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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  1. One of a kind, friend, critic, counselor, story teller, analyst, you name it. Tommy always had a way to tell you that you were right or just plain ignorant. My memories of him will help me grow older and wiser.

    My deepest to all of the family!

  2. Janie and family
    Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers
    Bob & Sherry Russell

  3. Tommy and I went through the Dental Laboratory Technology Program at that time called Texas State Technical Institute (TSTI) graduating in 1970. I can remember this one student was asked to read and was having a hard time reading the material. Anyway when the student finish reading, Tommy shouted out “man that’s terrible.” Everybody in the class room began to laugh. Does that sound like Tommy. I never forgot that. I went to see Tommy after Sharon died. He told me he wanted to see her again. I asked him if she was a believer. He said oh yes. I said Tommy if you believe you’ll see her again all new. I gave him a Bible Track. We talked for awhile and I said come see me. Rest In Peace Together. Prayers for family and friends.

  4. It pleases my heart to think of Tom . His uniqueness in my mind keeps him forever present. I love that ole boy and the most comforting thing I can imagine right now is that he has reunited with his beloved Sharon. I am quite certain that there has been a discussion at the pearly gates … and it will probably carry on for a while, but the one that completes him is just as pleased and eager as he is to be reunited….. but she is patient and looks on at the discourse and cuts her eyes to the side knowingly…:)

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