May 25, 1940 – October 31, 2019
Hampton, VA — Kenneth Kumm Moore, 79, passed away peacefully Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Riverside Hospital in Newport News.
He leaves behind his wife of 54 years, Carolyn; his sons, Brian and Craig (Vickie Ledger and her children Jonathan and Olivia), brothers Alan (Charlotte Navaratil), Gordon Moore, family dog Zoey and many close friends.
Born in Saint Paul and raised in White Bear Lake, Minnesota the son of Russell and Maude Moore.
After graduating from White Bear Lake High School in 1958, he graduated Mankato State University, in 1962 with a bachelor's degree in Political Science. In 1962, he joined the U.S. Air Force, where he achieved the rank of Lt Colonel before retiring in 1986.
After serving in the Air Force and being stationed at many bases, Mr. Moore and his family moved to Hampton in 1982. A few years later he retired from the Air Force briefly then began working at the Red Cross providing service to military families and veterans.
Upon retiring the second time, Mr. Moore spent several years as a docent at the Virginia Air and Space Museum in Hampton where he shared his passion for aviation on guided tours. Additionally he spent time as a volunteer at the Best Of Friends gift shop, Hampton Public Library.
Visitation for friends and family will be held at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 6-8 pm. A funeral service will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church 512 Buckroe Avenue, Hampton on Thursday, November 7, 2019, at 11am followed by a reception at the church hall. Burial will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Heart Association.
- Carolyn Moore, Wife
- Brian *, Son
- Craig (Vickie Ledger), Son
- Jonathan and Olivia, Vickie's Children
- Alan (Charlotte Navaratil), Brother
- Gordon Moore, Brother
- Zoey *, Family Dog
- Russell Moore, Father
- Maude Moore, Mother
- American Heart Association
- Visitation Wednesday, November 6, 2019
- Celebration of Life Service Thursday, November 7, 2019
November 8, 2019
I was saddened to read of Ken's passing and remembered the many years we had served with the Red Cross. He was a friend and mentor. My thoughts and prayers are with Carolyn and his family . I share in their sorrow and know we have all lost a very special person.