Located nearly halfway between Dallas and Fort Worth, Moore Memorial Gardens is a huge, sprawling cemetery that offers a wealth of green against a backdrop of gorgeous blue Texas skies. Founded in 1910 by Hugh and Mary Moore, the Memorial Gardens were one of the first funeral parlor services offered in the town of Arlington, Texas. The grounds have been serving the needs of Texas residents of the area since the 1930s, and the current funeral home has been serving family, friends and loves ones since the early 1960s.
Met by a large sculpture of the Lord's Prayer, stone-lined driving paths and a myriad of trees, shrubs and floral arrangements, visitors to Moore Memorial Gardens are instantly stuck by the care and maintenance of the grounds, which reflects the type of service staff members offer grieving loved ones; comforting, loyal and concerned.
Moore Memorial Gardens is also the final resting place of baseball great John Welaj, who played with the Washington Senators and the Philadelphia Athletics in the 1930s and then after World War Two moved into front office team management. The grounds are also the final resting place of music great Darrell 'Dimebag' Abbott, a rock musician and former lead guitarist for the rock group Pantera. Young visitors often visit Moore Memorial Gardens to locate his grave in his family Lakeside Estates plot.
Since the turn of the 20th century, staff at Moore Memorial Gardens has strived to meet the needs of Dallas and Ft. Worth and surrounding area residents with superlative service, a multitude of options for multi-denominational needs and faiths, and cultural beliefs.
Located in Tarrant County Texas, Moore Memorial Gardens is easily accessible and is only moments away from Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport. Though the grounds provide plenty of peaceful seclusion, it is also a short distance from Interstate 30, with turnoffs westbound on either North Cooper Street or North Felder. Access the cemetery on West Randol Mill Road with a northbound turn on North Davis Drive.