Denver Moore, homeless man turned inspiring author and speaker, dies at 75Denver was born in rural Louisiana in January and after several tragic events went to live on a plantation in Red River Parish with his Uncle James and Aunt Ethel, who were sharecroppers. Sometime around , he hopped a freight train and began a life as a homeless drifter until when a judge awarded him a ten year contract for hard labor at the Louisiana State School of Fools, aka, Angola Prison! According to Denver, he went in a boy and left a man and received a standing ovation from prisoners in the yard as he walked out of there in For the next twenty-two years he was homeless on the streets of Fort Worth, Texas. However, there were a few times after a brush with the law, he'd ride the rails visiting cities and hobo jungles across America, sampling regional cuisine like Vienna sausage with fellow passengers. Denver was quick to tell everyone he was just a nobody trying to tell everybody about somebody that can save everybody. However this self-proclaimed nobody became an artist, selling hundreds of his original paintings to fans everywhere.
Ron Hall and Denver Moore
Switching back and forth in short segments, two narrators portray authors Hall and Moore in memoirs that begin in distant walks of life and intersect in a homeless shelter. In contrast, the subtle Southern accent of Dan Butler speaks for co-author Ron Hall, an educated white gentleman of comfortable means. The narrators play their parts of the drama so well that listeners will believe they are hearing the men who lived the story.
Denver Moore, homeless man turned inspiring author and speaker, dies at 75
It begins outside a burning plantation hut in Louisiana… and an East Texas honky-tonk… and, without a doubt, in the heart of God. Gritty with pain and betrayal and brutality, it also shines with an unexpected, life-changing love. Invite Ron Hall to speak at your next event. When he shares his incredible true story, people are inspired to give generously. The author or coauthor of ten books, Lynn has sold 12 million copies since Navy veteran.
Moore grew up as a sharecropper on a plantation in Red River Parish, Louisiana. He lived through years of hardship and homelessness , but changed both his and others' lives after meeting Hall, who was volunteering at a shelter. Ron Hall is a rich international art dealer in Texas. Although not enjoying the same paycheck size as that of his clients', he is invited into their sphere. He and his wife have two children, Reagen and Carson—the first of which, once she hit high school, "shunned anything that smacked of wealth, and yearned to be a freedom fighter in South Africa" after an affair that Ron has, he and Deborah attend marriage counseling and forge a strong bond. So much so, that when Deborah decides to help out at a homeless shelter, Ron agrees to go, hopeful that Deborah will change her mind. Soon, Ron gets excited about it too-and, not without Deborah's urging, forms a friendship with Denver, a man whom all homeless people and people on the streets are terrified of.
By dallasnews Administrator. Denver Moore was a feared warrior, hardened during his 22 years living on the streets of Fort Worth. He was the baseball bat-packing alpha male of the homeless when Ron Hall, a Dallas art dealer, started trying to befriend him in Through their partnership, Mr. Moore, 75, died in his sleep March 31 at his North Dallas apartment. A celebration of his life will start at 2 p. The unlikely partnership started when Mr.