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Lee Arvin Moeller

February 19, 1947 - June 9, 2015

Lee Arvin Moeller
Kilpatrick Funeral Home
Ruston, LA

Lee Arvin Moeller (February 19, 1947 – June 9, 2015) died Tuesday at Northern Louisiana Medical Center in Ruston, Louisiana. He was 68. Arvin was Director of Industrial Sales at Cedar Creek Lumber in Monroe, Louisiana, at the time of his death. Two of his last…read more

Lee Arvin Moeller
Kilpatrick Funeral Home
Ruston, LA

Lee Arvin Moeller (February 19, 1947 – June 9, 2015) died Tuesday at Northern Louisiana Medical Center in Ruston, Louisiana. He was 68. Arvin was Director of Industrial Sales at Cedar Creek Lumber in Monroe, Louisiana, at the time of his death. Two of his last sales were at the Bass Pro Shops located in the Pyramid in Memphis, Tennessee, and Century Link, Monroe, Louisiana.

Hogan Hardwoods was started in the 1990’s and by 2006 sales of hardwood and moulding products were close to $300 million, according to David Hogan, owner. He stated, “We were very fortunate to have Arvin Moeller come aboard during our first year of operation. Arvin, Vice President of Sales, is one of the top experts in all phases of the hardwood and moulding industry with over 30 years of experience.” “Arvin trained all of us on the hardwoods and architectural grade mouldings,” Hogan further explained, “In fact, Arvin wrote our training manuals and product catalogs.”

Arvin was born in Denton, Texas. He graduated from Denton High School in 1965 and attended Stanford University in Stanford, California. In Denton, he embarked on his professional journey in the hardwood lumber industry, working for his father during his teen years at Denton Hardware & Lumber. He later was President of Paxton Lumber in Fort Worth, Texas. His legacy of hard work and giving, particularly to the lumber business, will live on for generations. “Moeller’s roots will always be in lumber.” Al Crownover, manager of Paxton Lumber in Albuquerque, New Mexico, stated, “Arvin was a great friend, a good teacher, and an outstanding mentor.”

Arvin enjoyed a lifetime of family, music, cars, and antiques and, as it once was quoted, “Moeller’s roots will always be in lumber.”

Arvin was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Idabelle Burks Moeller, and is survived by his wife, Kathleen Moeller, STC Training and Development business owner and consultant, whom he married in 2004. Mrs. Moeller has from a previous marriage two sons, John Mangus (born 1976) and his wife Kristen and Michael Mangus (born 1977) and his wife Luisa and six grandchildren, Morgan, Megan, and Logan Mangus, and Anthony, Alexandra, and Adam Mangus. In 1969, Arvin married Nancy Kidd and is survived by their three children, Jon Moeller, guitarist for The Fabulous Thunderbirds; Jason Moeller, drummer for The Fabulous Thunderbirds; and Jill Moeller-Serafine, Autism Awareness; their spouses and five grandchildren, Estella, Calvin, and Lucy Moeller of Austin, Texas, and Dylan and Dominic Serafine of Austin, Texas; his siblings Sharon Terry, Les Moeller of Sweeney Lumber, and Janet Clements; nieces and nephews Amy Bagby, Thomas Terry, Benjamin Terry, Emily Terry, Neil Clements, Jr., and Jacob Clements.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Kilpatrick Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at 5:00 pm. A Texas Memorial Service will be held at Highland Baptist Church in Denton, Texas, on June 27, 2015, at 11:30 am.

Burial: 169,2M (Hillcrest Garden) in Greenwood Memorial Park in Fort Worth, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Arvin to the Inspector Training School Educational Foundation (ITSEF) through the National Hardwood Lumber Association (nhla.com/giving).

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com.

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Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Time: 05:00 pm


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