Don D. Moore

August 21, 1953 ‒ December 23, 2009

Portsmouth, Ohio

Don D. Moore Sr., age 56, of Portsmouth, and previously of Huntington, West Virginia, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday evening, December 23, 2009, at his residence with his family by his side.

On August 21, 1953, Don was born in Huntington, West Virginia, the son of the late Eligie D. and Essie May (Cantrell) Moore.

For many years, Don worked in a factory before an accident left him unable to work over twenty years ago.

Having a knack for fixing antique cars, Don spent countless hours tinkering on his beloved 1962 Lincoln Continental. He was proud to be able to pass this car on to his son, Don Jr. He also loved going to making new friends at car shows with fellow antique car enthusiasts.

With a love for music, Don loved to play the guitar for his family and friends.

With his family meaning the world to him, Don loved whenever his family would get together. He especially cherished every moment spent with his grandchildren.

A man of deep faith, Don gave his heart and soul to the Lord.

He will be missed by his two sons: Don (Shirley) Jr. and Steven (Becky) Howard Moore, both of Marion; three grandchildren: Kayley, Maranda and Emily Moore; girlfriend, Corina Grey of Portsmouth, and her four sons that Don was a father figure for: Brandon Moore, Zach, Dereck, and Josh Grey; one brother, Ray (Marilyn) Moore of Marion; and four sisters: Ollie Bass, Mandy Dunn, Wanda Garey, and Diane (John) Jones, all of Marion. His two son’s thought the world of their father and in their eyes next to God himself there’s never been another that could fill his shoes.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers: Bill, Clyde, Robert, George, and Adam Moore; and by his sister, Kathern Allen.

The Moore family will greet friends from 4 – 8 p.m. on Friday, January 1, 2010, at the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home, 360 E. Center St., Marion, where services celebrating his life will follow on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Opal Collinsworth officiating. Burial will follow in Chapel Heights Memorial Gardens.

The family members who will serve as caring pallbearers for Don will be: Don Moore Jr., Steven Moore, Brad Dunn, Josh Gamble, Tim Jones, Zachery Gray, Brandon Moore, and Dereck Grey.

Memorial contributions may be made to his family, in care of the funeral home.

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