Don C. Moore, 85, of Caldwell, passed away Sunday (June 16, 2013) at Genesis Hospice Morrison House in Zanesville. He was born June 20, 1927, in Noble County, a son of the late Samuel and Mildred Groves Moore.
Don graduated from the former Sarahsville School and served and protected our nation in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1949. Don owned and operated several businesses, including the state liquor store in Belle Valley, Golden Plaza, Wolf Run Drive-In and the Sears Catalog Store. He retired from the former Gould Corp. and the Noble County Highway Department.
He was a 50-year member of Olive Lodge #210 F&AM and was a 32nd Degree Mason - Scottish Rite Valley of Cambridge. He was also a life member of the Caldwell VFW Post #4721. He enjoyed his weekly S.O.B. (Sweet Old Buzzards) meetings, cookouts, trips to Amish country, baseball, Faye's Cooking, hunting, woodworking and most of all, spending time with his family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Kirk Moore; son, Don "Cliff" Moore; and sister, Tarcella Buckey.
He was loved and will be missed by his family: wife, Faye Atkinson Moore of the home; a daughter, Diana Caron of Destin, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Joyce Moore of Caldwell; stepson, Eddie McKee (fiancee Tammy Offenberger) of Caldwell; three stepdaughters, Wanda (Todd) Hetzer of Marietta, Tawnya (Joel) Singree of Beverly, and Lisa Smith of Macksburg; 11 grandchildren, Lt. Comdr. Scott (Susan) Caron of FL, Shane (Suzanna) Caron of TX, Shana Tatum of FL, Katrina (James) Clark of KY, Judy (Donald) Egnot of Macksburg, Brian (Liz) Archer, Steven McKee and Shannon Mckee, all of Caldwell, Devan and Dylan Stack of Beverly and Cody Smith of New Concord; 16 great-grandchildren. A special thank you to Jo Louise Brown of Zoar, Ohio, a dear and lifelong friend.
Friends will be received Wednesday (June 19, 2013) from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. at Chandler Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 609 West St., Caldwell, Ohio, 43724, with a Masonic service conducted at 7 p.m. prior to the funeral service. A funeral service will begin following the Masonic service Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. with Pastor Gary Fitzgerald officiating. Concluding the funeral services at the funeral home the Noble County Veteran Service Organizations will conduct military honors. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Village View Cemetery in Sarahsville, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Olive Lodge #210 F&AM, 47852 OR&W Tunnel Road, Caldwell, Ohio, 43724. To send a sympathy card or leave words of comfort for the family, please visit the funeral home's web site at www.ChandlerFuneralHome.net