Robert Houston Moyer, 85, of Cabool, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, December 22, 2019, at his home.
He was born on June 1, 1934 in Pampas, Texas, the son of Paul and Mary (Houston) Moyer. His family then relocated back to Lamar, Colorado, where he was raised and attended Lamar High School; while in school he was on the Lamar football team and a member of the FFA where his advisor was Red Heath. In his younger years he delivered International trucks for his uncle’s dealership.
He met and married Suzan Delver in Raton, New Mexico, in September of 1953 and to this union three children were born, Monica, Mike and Matt. They divorced in 2013.
Bob’s lifelong dream was trucks. He worked a short time as a mechanic for GMC Trucks and Denver Chicago out of Denver, Colorado. He started his cattle ranching business when he worked for Fox Theater Registered Angus of Keensburg, Colorado, and later Haystack Angus Ranch at Platteville, Colorado. His first ranch was on the Lone Tree Creek at Carr, Colorado.
Bob was the first president of the Lazy D Grazing Association as they incorporated the 26,000-acre sub ranch of Warren Livestock Holding of Cheyenne, Wyoming. He started raising registered Galloways at Carpenter, Wyoming, which became one of the top herds in North America, selling registered Black Galloways to several in Missouri and four Canadian providences including Nova Scotia, and he sold cattle to South Africa and Mexico. He was a charter member of the National Cattlemen’s Association in 1977, president of the American Galloway Breeders Association and a member of the National Western Stock Show Club 843, of which he was most proud.
Bob moved the T-Bone Galloway herd to Houston, Missouri, because he was a decedent of the town’s namesake, Sam Houston. Later, the breed of Galloway diminished and his herd of 150 head to 55 head of commercial black cattle until he dispersed in the drought of 2012. In his later years he obtained his real estate license and sold real estate for T-Bone Realty in Houston, Missouri. He moved to Cabool in 2015 for his senior living because he was rejected in the Houston senior living options even though he was a decedent of the town’s namesake.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his brother, Terry Moyer and wife Joann of Parker, Colorado; his children, Monica Bolin and husband Jack of Summersville, Missouri, Mike Moyer of Houston, Missouri, and Matt Moyer and wife Beverley of Sherwood, Arkansas; and five grandchildren, Marcus, Robert, Daniel, Josh and Ben. He will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Visitation was held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Thursday, December 26, 2019, at the funeral chapel. Arrangements were under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.