Robert (Matt) Madison Moorehead Sr., 75, started his eternal journey on December 2nd, 2023, surrounded by his loved ones. Matt was born on June 1st, 1948 in San Angelo, Texas to Dorris Dile and Mary Jane Kerr Moorehead. The third of seven children, family gatherings, mischievous outings, and his love for nature helped to shape his character and charm. Inside this loving home, full of imagination and curiosity, Matt would share his childhood with Dawn, Dile, Joe, Janey, and Jeff where many wonderful memories were made.
During this time, Matt would start his education, becoming a part of Lake View High School’s graduating class of 1966. He would continue his educational journey by joining the US Navy where he became a cook. His love for his country, politics, cooking, and nature would continue to influence his views and philosophies throughout his life. Matt then would leave the Navy and continue his working career with Gandy’s Dairy making many friends along the way and starting a family with his loving wife, Jeannette. Soon, the first of two wonderful children would be born, Jeni and Amy.
Matt then would start his next journey beside an amazing lady and wife, Donna Gilbert. Together they would create a loving and exciting home with her daughter, Stephnie. Throughout the years, Matt would change his profession and explore a new path with Haliburton. It was during this time, Matt and Donna would expand their little “brady bunch” family with the additions of Beth and Robert. Throughout this time, Matt would start new endeavors and take his life on the road.
His next chapter would have Matt traveling miles and miles as a long-haul driver for Prime exploring all the states and taking in all magnitudes of scenery until he retired. During retirement, Matt would find himself making new friends, growing new relationships, and answering to the name “Grandpa Matt” to his many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Matt is survived by his children, Jennifer Dunn (Jim), Amy Martin (Johnny), Stephnie Holt (David), Elizabeth Proctor (Tim), and Robert Moorehead Jr (Kendra); 12 grandchildren, MaLori, Christopher, Breanna, Julia, Tori, Mackenzie, Hailey, Brandon, Brittany, Brooklyn, Lexie, and Madison; and 6 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Dorris and Jane Moorehead, and brother, James Dile Moorehead.
Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on December 20th, 2023 at Fairmount Cemetery located at 1120 W. Ave. N in San Angelo.
The family would like to thank all his extended family and friends that love him unconditionally. We would also like to thank all the staff at Shannon Hospital Emergency and Shannon Oncology Center that worked hard to make Matt’s final days follow his path.