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OBITUARY

Lieutenant Colonel Donald Moore

June 25, 1946January 5, 2020
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Lieutenant Colonel Donald Moore, 73, died on January 5, 2020 at Wesley Long Hospital. He was a Vietnam War Veteran as well as a Veteran of Desert Shield and Desert Storm, serving in the U.S. Air Force for 28 years.

He was born June 25, 1946 in Greensboro, NC to Wilma I. Bowman and Aubrey D. Moore. He grew up with his Maternal Grandparents, John and Virgie Lowe Bowman of Liberty where he attended Liberty Public Schools.

He enlisted in the Air Force in 1967 and became a Medical Technician at Orlando A.F.B, FL: Travis A.F.B., CA: and then received additional training to become an Aeromedical Evacuation Technician being stationed in the Philippines to fly casualties out of Vietnam until discharge in 1970. He entered The University of NC at Greensboro and graduated with a BSN in Nursing in 1974.

Lt Col Moore re-entered the Air Force as a Second Lieutenant in 1975 stationed at Shepherd A.F.B.,TX: Kessler A.F.B., MS: Lackland A.F.B., TX: Brooks AF.B., TX: Charleston AF.B., SC: McGuire AF.B., NJ. His flying assignments took him all over the world from Madagascar to China, Russia, Uzbekistan, Germany, Philippines, Panama, Haiti, or even to sitting "ALERT' for weeks in Hawaii.

He attended The University of Alabama at Birmingham on AF sponsorship graduating in 1979 with a MSM in Cardiovascular Nursing. He was stationed at Lackland AF .B., TX as a Clinical Nurse Specialist. Thereafter, he was transferred to Brooks AF.B., TX as Chief Nurse. But this proved to be his last active duty assignment; he was ready for the East Coast and a full time flying assignment.

He left Active Duty in 1982 and by 1984 he had joined The 31st Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron on Charleston AF .B.,SC, a USAF Reserve global flying squadron. He was a Lt. Col that spent 12 years at Charleston and was asked to transfer to McGuire A.F.B., NJ to get their squadron ready for Inspection. He stayed at the 514th AES for almost four years as the Chief of Stan/Eval, returning to Charleston A.F .B., SC when he was ready to retire in December, 1999.

He also had 10 wonderful years with CARELINK Mobile Critical Care Ambulances of CONE HEALTH as an RN. Challenging work but really most memorable friendships. In Liberty, he worked with the CARS Program for a couple of years as a member of the Board of Directors. In 2013, he assisted the Baptist Men organize the Dental Van for individuals without dental insurance.

Lt Col Moore was an active member of Post 81, American Legion and was previously 1st Vice President.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 10, 2020 at The Loflin Funeral Home Chapel. A time of visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in Smithwood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675 or American Legion Post #81, PO Box 42 Liberty, NC 27298.

Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty is honored to serve Lieutenant Colonel Donald Moore.

  • FAMILY

  • Aubrey D. Moore, Father (deceased)
  • Wilma I. Bowman Moore, Mother (deceased)
  • John Bowman, Maternal Grandfather (deceased)
  • Virgie Lowe Bowman, Maternal Grandmother (deceased)
  • DONATIONS

  • Wounded Warrior Project
  • American Legion Post #81

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 10, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 10, 2020

Memories

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Christine Wagoner

January 9, 2020

Don, I wish I had a chance to know you better. During your brief tour at the 514 AES/ McGuire AFB, I enjoyed when you were "in".......bringing your sassy Southern charm and irreverent wit. You were always kind, gentle and very professional. Prior enlisted always make the best officers😉!

Missed you when you left. Miss you more now.

RIP Sir. Mission complete.

Respectfully
LtCol (ret) Christine Wagoner

Karen Wade

January 7, 2020

You will be missed. It was a pleasure serving with you when I was so new in the Air Force. You guided and taught so many in your career.
Thank you for your dedication and service to our Country.

In God we Trust,
Col(R) Karen Wade

Rebecca Saunders

January 6, 2020

I am terrifically sad.
I will miss my lunch buddy.
Don was such a good guy.
RIP, my friend.

Nancy Brower

January 6, 2020

Donald, you are going to be missed so much by all of your classmates (Class of 1964). So many happy memories surround you. Mine goes all the way back to our elementary grades to our escapades in the 2nd grade. Rest in peace, my friend. Our love for you will remain forever.

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Biography

Lieutenant Colonel Donald Moore, 73, died on January 5, 2020 at Wesley Long Hospital. He was a Vietnam War Veteran as well as a Veteran of Desert Shield and Desert Storm, serving in the U.S. Air Force for 28 years.

He was born June 25, 1946 in Greensboro, NC to Wilma I. Bowman and Aubrey D.
Moore. He grew up with his Maternal Grandparents, John and Virgie Lowe Bowman of Liberty where he attended Liberty Public Schools.

He enlisted in the Air Force in 1967 and became a Medical Technician at Orlando A.F.B, FL: Travis A.F.B., CA: and then received additional training to become an Aeromedical Evacuation Technician being stationed in the Philippines to fly casualties out of Vietnam until discharge in 1970. He entered The University of NC at Greensboro and graduated with a BSN in Nursing in 1974.

Lt Col Moore re-entered the Air Force as a Second Lieutenant in 1975 stationed at
Shepherd A.F.B.,TX: Kessler A.F.B., MS: Lackland A.F.B., TX: Brooks AF.B., TX:
Charleston AF.B., SC: McGuire AF.B., NJ. His flying assignments took him all over the
world from Madagascar to China, Russia, Uzbekistan, Germany, Philippines, Panama,
Haiti, or even to sitting "ALERT' for weeks in Hawaii.

He attended The University of Alabama at Birmingham on AF sponsorship graduating in 1979 with a MSM in Cardiovascular Nursing. He was stationed at Lackland AF .B., TX as a Clinical Nurse Specialist. Thereafter, he was transferred to Brooks AF.B., TX as Chief Nurse. But this proved to be his last active duty assignment; he was ready for the East Coast and a full time flying assignment.

He left Active Duty in 1982 and by 1984 he had joined The 31st Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron on Charleston AF .B.,SC, a USAF Reserve global flying squadron. He was a Lt. Col that spent 12 years at Charleston and was asked to transfer to McGuire A.F.B., NJ to get their squadron ready for Inspection. He stayed at the 514th AES for almost four years as the Chief of Stan/Eval, returning to Charleston A.F .B., SC when he was ready to retire in December, 1999.

He also had 10 wonderful years with CARELINK Mobile Critical Care Ambulances of
CONE HEALTH as an RN. Challenging work but really most memorable friendships.
In Liberty, he worked with the CARS Program for a couple of years as a member of the Board of Directors. In 2013, he assisted the Baptist Men organize the Dental Van for individuals without dental insurance.

Lt Col Moore was an active member of Post 81, American Legion and was previously 1st Vice President.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 10, 2020 at The Loflin Funeral Home Chapel. A time of visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in Smithwood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675 or American Legion Post #81, PO Box 42 Liberty, NC 27298.

Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty is honored to serve Lieutenant Colonel Donald Moore.