ALBUQUERQUE (BNM) – Family and friends celebrated the life of Milburn Moore, June 7, at Monterey Baptist Church, Albuquerque. Claude Cone officiated. Moore died at 87 years old.
Born in Lamesa, Texas, Moore attended grade school and high school, Clovis. He was a member of Central Baptist Church, Clovis. He graduated from Hardin Simmons University, Abilene, Texas, and later attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas.
Moore served as the music director for First Baptist Church, Artesia (1955-58), and First Baptist Church, Childress, Texas (1958-61). He served as the Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s church music secretary (1961-71). While in that capacity, he launched the BCNM’s music camps. His final career was as an agent for Horace Mann Educator’s Insurance for 25 years.
Moore was a musician, singer, professional photographer, poet, writer, humorist, lover of words, outdoorsman, dedicated family man and a follower of Jesus Christ. His obituary stated that he was remarkable with knowing dates, had a wonderful voice and had a notable sense of humor. Known as “Mil,” he entertained most who knew him.
Moore is survived by his wife, Donna, of 64 years; sons Alan (Colleen) Moore, Amarillo, Texas; Brian Moore, Albuquerque; granddaughter Kindell (Kyle) Buchanan, Nashville, Tennessee; grandson Connor Moore, Houston, Texas; and a sister, Barbara Hughes, Clovis.