Mike was born Nov. 29, 1947 in Harlingen, Texas, to Beth Moore and Robert R. Moore. Mike came to Houston with his parents and family in 1952, and attended Roberts Elementary School. In 1967 Mike graduated from Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Mike moved from Houston in the 1980’s first to Corpus Christi and later with Nelda to their ranch in Kenedy. During that time he worked successfully as an Independent Land Man.
Survivors include his wife Nelda Ann Moore, his brother Dr. Charles R. Moore, his sister Eva Lynn Dunn, and Nelda's four sons: Travis, Donovan, Darren, and Hunter Thompson; grandchildren Reid, Donovan, Avery, and Eleonore Thompson; and nieces and nephews, W. Douglas Chapman, Melanie Berger, Catharina Chapman, The Rev. Charles Moore, Jr., and Kistal Key.
It was Mike's wish to be cremated and family members will gather at their ranch Whispering Acres in Kenedy, for a Memorial Service on Nov. 28, 2012. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.