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Douglas Boone Moreland

December 26, 1928 — June 2, 2023


Doug Moreland, 94, was reunited with family and friends in heaven on June 2, 2023.

Visitation will be from 5-7:30 pm Thursday, June 8, at Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 South Georgia.  Burial will be at 1 pm Friday, June 9, at Llano Cemetery.  A memorial service will follow at 2 pm at First Presbyterian Church, with Dr. Murray Gossett officiating.  A reception will be held after the service.

On the day after Christmas 1928, Jessie and Boone Moreland welcomed their first child, Douglas Boone Moreland.  Doug became a doting big brother five years later when his sister Madge was born. Doug grew up in Amarillo, making friendships he would maintain throughout his life.
He graduated from Amarillo High School in 1947.  Shortly thereafter, he married Louise Carter.  They had three children – a daughter Diann and two sons, Mark and Tyson.
In 1972, at his 25th high school reunion, Doug became acquainted with classmate Martha Ruth Green.  They married shortly after that, and Doug welcomed Martha Ruth’s daughters Linda and Becky into his life.

Doug was detail-oriented, and his work career focused on accounting, budgets, and bids.
He worked for Rip Underwood, Stanley K. Davis and DePauw Construction.  He also had his own accounting business.
Additionally, he held the offices of Secretary, Vice President, President, and Past President of the Texas State Rifle Association.  He also served as interim Executive Director, coordinating the move of TSRA headquarters from Dallas to Austin.

Throughout his life, Doug pursued a wide range of interests, all of which he mastered.  His favorites were waterskiing, piloting his airplane, motorcycle riding, target shooting, and woodworking.  Doug was meticulous With every hobby and aspect of his life.
His equipment was cleaned after every use, and everything was properly placed.  His cars were always washed and waxed, and the interiors were spotless.
Doug was committed to the safe and educated use of firearms, teaching marksmanship, and gun safety classes for young people.  He also created the first women’s pistol/self-defense class in Amarillo.  He was a crucial member in keeping the Amarillo Rifle & Pistol Club active.
Doug and Martha Ruth coordinated the annual Texas 4-H Shooting Sports Extravaganza held in Brownsville, with competitors attending from across the state for years.
He was also a dedicated volunteer at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, where his woodworking skills were put to use, making recognition gifts for museum donors and helping in exhibit construction.

Doug was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church, where he served as a Deacon and a member of the Finance Committee.
Doug, Martha Ruth, and the family enjoyed the beauty of all seasons at their cabin in Sierra Bonita, New Mexico, and warm winter weather in the Rio Grande Valley.
Doug valued his friends, faithfully visiting them even whenever they were and even when their health declined.  His morning coffee visits at the Donut Stop with his “buddies” were an essential part of his week.

Doug never wanted to be the center of attention.  At family gatherings, he enjoyed sitting quietly on the edge of all that was happening, raising an eyebrow and chuckling softly as stories were told.
He was a beloved father, stepfather, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great-grandfather.  Generations called him “Daddy Doug.”

Doug was preceded by his parents, his sister Madge Moreland Davis Phillips, his sons Mark Douglas Moreland and William Tyson Moreland, and granddaughter Jennifer Ruth Sawey Troublefield.
He is survived by his wife Martha Ruth, daughter Diann Wilcox and son-in-law Gary; daughter Linda Battenfield Smith; daughter Becky Battenfield Schneider and son-in-law Larry; grandsons Eric Wilcox, Adam Wilcox, and wife Reagan; granddaughter Angie Moose and husband John; great-grandsons Ethan Wilcox, Liam Wilcox, Ty Moose, Jordan Moose, Alex Moose, Jerrison Troublefield, and Emilio Causer and great-granddaughter Dahlia Causer, as well as two great-great-granddaughters.

The family suggests memorials be to Randall County 4-H Shooting Sports at 200 N. Brown Road/Canyon, TX 79015, BSA Hospice of the Southwest at Crown of Texas Hospice Foundation/ATTN: BSA Hospice of the Southwest/#3 Care Circle/Amarillo, TX 79124, or your favorite charity.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

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Thursday, June 8, 2023

5:30 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Friday, June 9, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

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Memorial Service

Friday, June 9, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

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