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Kenneth Alfred Moree

February 6, 1946 — November 30, 2023



Kenneth Alfred Moree was born on February 6th, 1946 to Frederick and Jessie Walston Moree in Smithville, Texas. Ken was the baby of 3 boys, joining older brothers Richard Walston and Dennis Wayne. 


Ken grew up in Smithville and attended Smithville schools until his graduation from Smithville High School in 1964. He was a standout athlete, especially in football, and was always proud to be a Smithville Tiger.


Ken continued his football career in college, first at Navarro Junior College and then at The University of Texas. In January of 1966, he was recruited to play running back at Sam Houston State University, where he went on to earn his degree in kinesiology.


Ken began his coaching career in his hometown and went on to coach in Pasadena, Houston, La Grange, Rockdale, San Antonio, and Del Valle. For more than 30 years Ken coached countless athletes in the fundamentals of baseball, golf, basketball, track, and football. In the classroom, he shared his love of history with middle and high school students. He ended his career in education back where it all started- Smithville ISD.


Ken was an avid outdoorsman, and enjoyed camping and fishing. He loved animals and was particularly fond of his Corgi, Harley. Ken had a lifelong passion for motorcycles, getting his first scooter when he was in high school and upgrading to Harley Davidsons later in life. He loved being a dad but really loved being GrandDad. He never met a stranger and never forgot a face.


Ken is preceded in death by his parents and brothers. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Nancy (Nelms) Moree of Smithville; former wife Peggy Smith of Driftwood; daughters Amanda Hurley and her husband, Reese, of Dripping Springs; Ashley Bernard and her husband, Jeffrey, of Marble Falls; April Fariss and her husband, Bruce, of Key West, FL; and Julie Fuller and her husband, Greg, of Bixby, OK; grandchildren Skyler Fuller, Stormie Fuller, Chase Fariss, Tucker Fuller, Emerson Fariss, Gloria Fuller, Brooklyn Fuller, Lily Fuller, Thunder Fuller, Jensen Hurley, Gordon Fuller, Brighton Bernard, and Coleman Hurley; great grandson Desmond Fuller; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 6th from 5-7 p.m. at Marrs-Jones Funeral Home in Smithville, Texas. A service of remembrance will be held at Smithville United Methodist Church on Thursday, December 7th at 10 a.m. with interment to follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Smithville, Tx.


Those who wish to remember Ken in a special way may make gifts in his name to the Smithville Booster Club where a scholarship fund has been established in his name.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, December 6, 2023

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

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A Service of Remembrance

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

First United Methodost Church of Smithville

400 Olive St, Smithville, TX 78957

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