Dr. Spencer V. Moore (O.D. ’73)

Dr. Spencer V. Moore

Waco Tribune-Herald

February 17, 2023, 11:20 am EST

Feb. 28, 1949 – Feb. 6, 2023

Dr. Spencer Vernon Moore, 73, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for eternity Monday, February 6, 2023.

Spencer was born February 28, 1949, to Billie Bob and Juanita Moore in Hillsboro, TX. He graduated from Hillsboro High School (1967), played golf for Hill Junior College (1967-69), and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree (1971) and a Doctorate in Optometry (1973) from the University of Houston Optometry School.

He married Jeanie Anderson in August 1971.

In the eighth grade, Spencer knew that God wanted him to be an optometrist. He even applied to U of H Optometry School then to make sure that he took all of the right classes in high school and at Hill Junior College. They said no one that young had ever applied. He practiced for 40 years in Waco, before retiring in 2013. He loved helping people see more clearly and making them smile.

Spencer had been involved in photography since he was in optometry school (it all fit together – lenses, lighting, making the objects sharp and in focus). When he retired, he and Jeanie began traveling to take pictures of nature and wildlife. He loved seeing the world that God created and capturing it in photos that he could share with others.

He also began photographing for Baylor athletics. His real love was football, but he photographed other sports as well. It was his dream job.

Spencer was preceded in death by his parents, Billie Bob & Juanita Moore; and his sister, Vanessa Moore Jander.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Jeanie Moore; son, Scot and wife, Leslie Moore; daughter, Melody and husband, Paul Day; and grandchildren, Jonathan, Madeline, Caleb, Caroline, Levi and Daniel Day.

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