David S. Moore

December 31, 1942 ‒ June 22, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

David S. Moore, age 77, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2020 at Colonial Manor Care Center.  He was born on December 31, 1942 in Columbus, Ohio the son of J. Stanley and Margery (Aydelott) Moore.  Dave was a graduate of Columbus North High School and earned his B.A. in Education from The Ohio State University.

Dave was employed as a teacher for over 32 years before retiring in 1997.  He taught in the Jonathan Alder, Fairfield, Southeastern and Mount Vernon school systems. Dave also served four years as a Co-Athletic Director for Mount Vernon High School and was a member of the Ohio and Mount Vernon Educational Association.

Dave served as the Mount Vernon boys head basketball coach from 1981 to 1995 where he compiled a career record of 244 wins to just 95 losses.  In that time frame the boys team won 9 Ohio Capital Conference Championships, 3 District Championships and a Regional Semifinals.  For his accomplishments, Dave was inducted into the District 11 Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, Ohio Capital Conference Hall of Fame and Mount Vernon Hall of Fame.  Although he was awarded many achievements for winning basketball games, Dave took great pride in molding his young men under his program to become better people and good citizens.

He is survived by his loving wife Cheron (Golden) Moore, whom he married on June 20, 1964; his children, Vanessa (Wayne) Ernissee and Andy (Stephanie) Moore; grandchildren, Graham, Nolan and Hayden Moore, a sister, Patricia (Dixie) Mabe of Dallas, Texas and his canine granddogs, Scarlett, Greye, Molly and Rocky Snickerdoodle.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends are invited to visit and tell stories on Saturday, July 18, 2020 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.  The family will observe a private service.  Friends are encouraged to wear Orange and Black.

Memorial contributions in Dave’s name may be made to the Mount Vernon Athletic Boosters, National MS Society, Parkinson’s Foundation or Central Ohio Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association.

To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of David S. Moore.




  • Cheron

    Thinking of you and family at this difficult time< Prayers and love to all.
    Joe and Charlotte Gardner

  • Dear Cheron and Family ~ we were saddened to learn about Dave.

    Our Family extends to you our sincerest compassion and wishes that you find comfort and peace from your memories together, and take great pride in the continuation of his legacy in all of you.

    Norma Siekkinen and Family

  • Dear Cheron, Vanessa, Andy, and Pat,
    So sorry to learn of your loss. Dave was a good husband, father, and brother to you all. our thoughts and prayers are with you.


    Jill and Bruce Goldberg
    Dallas, TX

  • Dear Cheron & Family –

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time. Coach was loved by many and will be missed.


    Gene & Jonette Curry

  • Dear Cheron and family,
    We send our deepest condolences to all of you. I never worked with a better man. He was a good role model for a young coach. What an amazing legacy he left to all who crossed his path. We are keeping all of you in our prayers. God Bless.
    Whit and Beth Parks

  • My deepest condolences to Andy and the entire Moore family. Coach will be missed but never forgotten. God bless and my prayers are with you Marty Riggs

  • Mr.Moore was my history teacher in 1977-78. He made such an impact on my life.
    He was a kind, caring man who was such a blessing to those who had the privilege of knowing him.

  • Mr.Moore was my history teacher in 1977-78. He made such an impact on my life.
    He was a kind, caring man who was such a blessing to those who had the privilege of knowing him.
    I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • Cheron and family,
    Of course we are saddened at the loss of Coach Moore. He leaves a void in many lives. I was always so happy to see his former players stop and visit with him at basketball games. You both have impacted the lives of many here in MTV. May God bless all of you as you journey on with your lives. I am sure that is exactly what he would want from you.

  • Dear family and friends, my deepest sympathy for the loss of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. Dave was an excellent teacher and coach as well as a fine example for the young people whose lives he touched. Our entire community shares in your loss. As a long-time friend, I share in your grief and I keep him in my heart with fond memories of celebrations, OSU games, holidays and Saturday morning breakfasts at Southside. I offer my condolences and support during these difficult times. There is a hole in world tonight. Peace and love.

  • Moore Family,
    Matt and I were so sorry to hear about Coach Moore. Praying for comfort and peace for all of you.
    Matt and Kris McManaway

  • Condolences to the Moore family. Dave was a fine man and a very good coach. We had some great games but were always able to shake hands and remain friends afterwards. The Newark H.S. community is very sorry for your loss.

  • Dear Cheron, Vanessa, and Andy,
    I was saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. My condolences to all of you and his sister. Dave & I had a long relationship as teachers, coaches, and Co-Athletic directors. We didn’t alway see “eye to eye”, but we shared a friendship all these years and a love for MVHS athletics! He will be missed by me and the athletic community of Mt. Vernon and the OCC. My thoughts are with you during these difficult times!

  • Sending our sympathy for your loss. Enjoyed exercising with Dave at Waterford. He was an excellent coach and mentor for the young people.

  • Stu and I send you all our most sincere sympathy. I have such fond memories of all the trips I took with Dave to and from the Columbus airport for my work trips and what I remember most were his stories about you all. He loved you dearly and was so proud of you. His passing is a loss for so many. I am grateful I got to know him and will remember his warm smile and greeting whenever he saw me, even when we were leaving at a terribly early hour for the airport. Such a good, good man. Peace be yours.

  • He was my Sr Soc teacher in ’81-’82 and before that my Driver’s Ed instructor.
    He was someone whom you couldn’t help but respect and also returned that respect to his students. When I’m asked who my favorite teacher was, it’s an easy answer…”Mr. Moore”.

  • Vanessa and Family,
    Ron and I wish to express how sorry we are for the loss of your father. May the memories of all the years, all the events, and all the quiet times you had together fill you with smiles as time passes.

  • Cheron & family,
    My deepest condolences for the loss of this wonderful man, Dave! Thank you “sharing” him with me (and Kenyon) for so many wonderful years. He was always a bright spot in my day and we always had great conversation, whether it be about photography, computers/printers, or his favorite topic ~ his grandkids! I appreciated his wit, candor, leadership and his friendship. My thoughts are with you all.

  • Dear Cheron, Vanessa, Andy and family,

    I am so sorry to hear of David’s passing. May your good memories of him help ease the pain you are feeling today.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Diane Durbin

  • Dear Cheron,Andy,&Vanessa.—Linda and I were so sad to hear Dave passed as we had heard he was not doing well— I loved Dave a good man— husband — father — heck yes he was a GREAT Coach but he was even a better teacher to the young men on his many successful B-Ball teams over the years!! Linda and I spent a lot of times watching our sons play in college with Cheron and Dave— we appreciated what Dave did for our son under his guidance and leadership—— I shut my eyes and see Dave —towel over his shoulder standing up tall in front of his bench — coaching up in heaven! God Bless you and your family Cheron Love Linda And Jerry Sr

  • Cheron, Vanessa & Andy,

    It’s been a long time since we were neighbors on North Main Street, but I remember you all fondly. You were wonderful people back then and everything I have been reading confirms that still holds true today.

    May you all take care!

  • Dear Cheron and family,

    My husband Tom and I had a wonderful relationship with Dave during our Ten years at Kenyon. Since Tom was commuting from New York and a college president travels a lot during a campaign, we logged many hours with Dave to and from the airport. (He appointed himself our exclusive driver early on.) We always enjoyed our conversations with Dave. He was interested in everything and everyone, always a teacher and learner.

    I knew that, for the many visitors to campus, whether prospective students or world-famous visitors, Dave was the best introduction to the College anyone could have. He touched lives with Kindness, joy, and grace.

  • Cheron and family,
    We offer sincere condolences. He was a wonderful man and he was blessed to have your support these past years.

  • Dear Cheron, Vanessa, Andy, and Patty,

    What a bittersweet experience to read through these touching tributes — David was clearly loved and held in the highest esteem by his community. I’m so so sorry he had such a difficult few years, and you have my heartfelt admiration, Cheron, for shoring him up through it all.

    Sending cousin love,

  • Dear Moore Family,
    I was so saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. He was my basketball coach and Senior Social Studies teacher. He was a wonderful man to be around. My thoughts and my prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.
    Deepest Sympathies,
    Jeff Bower

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