This weeks Eufaula Hometown Hero Award recipient is Gary Moores.
Moores is a 1961 graduate of Eusports faula High School. He is the son of
the late Betty Ann and Jimmy Dobbs, Mrs. Dobbs was a longtime Eufaula elementary teacher. Gary has been an active member of Eufaula Quarterback Club, he was the sole sponsor of the EHS Athletic Banquet for many years, and was responsible for getting individuals such as Barry Switzer and Joe Washington to speak at the banquet. Gary is an active Golden Lifetime member of Eufaula Alumni Association. He was recently honored as the 2023 EHS Homecoming Parade Marshall, for his dedication to Eufaula and its Alumni.
Gary and close friend, Randy Peterson, along with his brother, Mark Dobbs, founded the Belt Education Foundation. The Belt Education Foundation was the avenue, with which the current Eufaula Fieldhouse and new bus barn were built. Both of those projects, along with his support for the Paul Bell Stadium press box, are just a few of the reasons he stands out as a Hometown Hero.
Besides Moores’ immense dedication to Eufaula Schools, he is just as dedicated to Eufaula and the entire Ironhead community. He has been an active member of various civic groups over a quarter century. He is currently working with the Vision Eufaula organization, to continue his quest to grow our community in a beneficial fashion for all.
Moores has been a Eufaula native for 80 years. His family’s history goes back to before Indian Territory. He and his wife, Kathy, have been local business owners for over 51 years.