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David Earl Moore

David Earl Moore, known to some as “Dave” and to others as “Chief,” passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2023, at North Woods Village in Fort Wayne, Ind.

He was born on May 28, 1942 in Casper, Wyo., to Clarence Udie and Geraldine (Wray) Moore. He was a graduate of Shoshoni High School and spent more than twenty years in the United States Navy, honorably discharged as a Chief Petty Officer in 1982.

In the Navy, he worked in maintenance of all kinds. In civilian life, following service to his country, he worked for Hillshire Farms and Kahns where he kept meat processing plants up and running.  He was a gifted mechanic and electrician who would fix most anything. 

Chief was a past member of American Legion Post 49, Warsaw, Ind., and a lifetime member of VFW Post 2281, Thermopolis, Wyo. He had a stoic personality but was a true teddy bear. He had a quiet faith and was willing to stand up for those who couldn’t for themselves. 

Married to Mary Moore on December 17, 2004, the pair shared more than 18 years together before his passing - Mary survives at home in Warsaw. Also surviving is sister, Carol Faith of Thermopolis; sister-in-law, Rose Moore of Worland, Wyo; stepdaughter, Karen Clark of Warsaw; two stepsons, David (Shannon) Dickey of Akron, Ind., and Kevin Dickey of Spanaway, Wash.; and grandchildren, Thomas & Gretchen Clark of Warsaw and  Braeden, Aubrie & Conner Dickey of Mililani, Hawaii.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Clarence Moore, Jr; brother-in-law, Bud Faith; and his first wife, Norma Moore who passed in 2001. 

Titus Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Warsaw is entrusted with Chief’s care. A private, simple graveside service was his request. He was interred with military honors at Oakwood Cemetery on Saturday, April 1, 2023. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts should be directed to Alzheimer’s Association of America or to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.


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