Fort Smith High School
Walter "Butch" Moorman

After graduating from Fort Smith High School, I attended Fort Smith Junior College for 1 year.†After that year I joined the Army and was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood Missouri where I did basic training in the infantry. I did my 8 weeks in the Infantry and the rest of my time was playing golf for the Army. Good Duty. I was unable to finish my full enlistment because of a medical problem. I returned to Fort Smith and then to Ouachita Baptist College to finish my education.

After college I went to work for a large insurance company in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1964 and then in 1971 I moved back to Fort Smith to start a new Insurance Agency with Paul Johnson, FSHS Class of 1954. The agency started as Johnson Moorman and Ferrari, and later changed to the present name of Johnson Moorman and Russell. After 37 years I am still in the same business and enjoy every day, no plans to retire.

I met my wife Ling Ling here in Fort Smith and we have been married for 9 great years and have 2 great Border Collies. I have 2 children from my first marriage Laura Lee of Tulsa Okla. Jason still lives in Fort Smith. Lauraís daughter is 4 years old and Jasonís daughter is 16. Ling Ling and I love to travel and have been around the world and then some.

Walter "Butch" Moorman - 2008