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Lindsey Funeral Homes - Weyers Cave

982 Keezletown Road, Weyers Cave, VA

OBITUARY

David Luther Moubray

April 25, 1943April 22, 2020

David Luther Moubray, born on Easter Sunday 1943 in Harrisonburg, Virginia, passed away on April 22, 2020 after an extended illness. Without a doubt, he is already sharing jokes and stories with his friends and family in Heaven. Dave was preceded in death by his mother and father, Norma “Cricket” Kiracofe Moubray and Myers Luther Moubray, a sister, Betty Moubray Stoker, brothers-in-law Donald Stoker M.D. and John A. Horn, and nephew John P. Horn.

Dave is survived by his wife of 36 years, Iris Horn Moubray, who relentlessly battled for his well-being over the past seven years of declining health. He is also survived by daughters Virginia Ann Moubray and husband Christopher, Angie Glenn and husband Mark, Laurie Alvarado and husband Robert, and Lesley Bayne, as well as two grandchildren, Parker and Raegan Glenn, sister-in-law Jacquelyn Horn, and many beloved nieces and nephews. He will also be greatly missed by his loving companion and man’s best friend, Gabbi.

Dave was a man of faith, and a member of Elkton Seventh Day Adventist Church. He was a proud class of 1961/62 graduate of Harrisonburg High School (so that he could attend both reunions and have twice as much fun) and maintained lifelong friendships with his classmates. He played football and the baritone horn in the band. Dave was also a Master Mason and member of the Grand Lodge F.A.A.M. of the District of Columbia.

A videographer by trade, his career took off in the early 1960s as a news photographer and editor at Channel 9 (WTOP, WDVM, and now WUSA9) in Washington, DC, where he covered the White House and Capitol Hill beats, and was a member of the White House News Photographers Association. He became a film supervisor in the news department, and eventually made his way to the Documentary Unit at the station. He was photographer-editor for many documentaries and specials, and worked on shows including Harambee, Kids World, and PM Magazine. He received multiple White House News Photographer awards throughout the 1970s, as well as several Washington Chapter of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Emmy Awards) for his professional achievements.

Upon returning to the Shenandoah Valley in the 1980s, Dave continued his career at and retired from WVPT (now VPM) in Harrisonburg. Throughout the past 35 years, Dave was closely associated with WVPT, as a videographer and most recently as a VPM PBS Community Station Board member. He played an integral part in many series, specials, and documentary films including Virginia Outdoors, Blue Ridge Journal, Living in Virginia, WVPT Cooks, and Field of Lost Shoes: The Battle of New Market; his knowledge of the Shenandoah Valley, both its history and geography, was invaluable to these productions. He received a bronze medal at the 1994 New York Film Festival for his videography work for Blue Ridge Journal. He is remembered for the fun he brought to work daily-most especially to all of the WVPT pledge drives. He was a devoted supporter of public television and greatly valued the relationships he built at the station.

Dave loved his family, nature, and the great outdoors, especially the mountains and his cabin in Briery Branch. Dave was an avid hunter, and had many other passions, including music, art, trains and railways, photography, stock car racing, Cowboy Action Shooting, and general tinkering. In the 60s and 70s, Dave was the winningest showroom stock racer in Virginia International Raceway (VIR) history. He holds track records which stand to this day. During his Cowboy Action Shooting days with the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) as the “Palo Alto Kid," he held high ranks in multiple events. He was proud of his many accomplishments, but enjoyed the friendships with his fellow hobbyists the most.

The family would like to extend gratitude to Grady Lewis and Gerry Gildner for their friendship, support, and time spent with Dave, especially in more recent difficult days. Your presence was a blessing and comfort to Dave always.

Dave enjoyed a good joke and told a lot of bad ones. As Jonathan Winters was his favorite comedian-philosopher, it seems appropriate to close his obituary with this prescient quote from Winters:

“Well, the most terrible fear that anybody should have is not war, is not a disease, not cancer or heart problems or food poisoning - it's a man or a woman without a sense of humor.”

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to be made in Dave’s memory to VPM (formerly WVPT), VPM Attn: Member Services, 23 Sesame Street, Richmond, VA 23235; Elkton Seventh Day Adventist Church, 20995 Blue and Gold Drive, Elkton, VA 22827; or Wildlife Center of Virginia, PO Box 1557, Waynesboro, VA 22980.

Services will be held at Lindsey Funeral Home in Weyers Cave, VA at a later date when all who loved Dave can be together to celebrate his life.

  • DONATIONS

  • VPM (formerly WVPT)
  • Wildlife Center of Virginia
  • Elkton Seventh Day Adventist Church

Services

  • Memorial Service will be held at a later date

Memories

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Bruce Bookhultz

May 12, 2020

Hello to Dave’s family, i was one of the photographers from ch 9 in
DC. Dave was also my room mate with Hal Holland and H. Zelkowitz. Dave was our supervisor, friend and more importantly
support system for everyone! I am very sorry about Dave’s passing
his special talents and outstanding sense of humor will be remembered along with his special talents. Along with his Ford Mustang he used to Cross Country driveing I think he wanted to be another Steve McQueen. He was a winner in our hearts
Always my best Bruce Bookhultz 🎥

Colleen Coyner

May 6, 2020

Dear Ginnie, I’m so sorry you lost your Dad. He sounds like a wonderful person and losing your dad is just so hard to take. I’m thinking of you and wish I could give you a hug.

linda plummer(astarb)

April 27, 2020

our family has known dave for over 50 years,, he was so kind to my children and we all spent many good times at the car race track and laughs and adult beverages at the cabin. I did visit him about a month ago and he was watching a car race and had a smile . will miss him and know he is in heaven telling his jokes. prayers from our family to his ..

Lyn & Dennis Hart

April 27, 2020

Iris, so sorry to hear of your loss. Please reach out if there is anything we can do for you.

Robert (Bob) Bentley

April 26, 2020

As a former Producer with WVPT, I worked with Dave on many segments and two documentaries. As a videographer and editor, he was a hard working and gifted professional. I learned a lot from him and can remember swapping many a hunting story about deer and turkey. When I think of him, I picture energy and color. Many a time when we were out on a shoot we would come upon some little hole-in-the-wall country store. I can still hear his voice:
"Pull over up here--I want to get some pork rinds and a Chocola!"
Good memories of a good man.

Kate Houff

April 26, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear about Dave. I will miss him terribly at the YMCA neurological programs. He was such a bright spot. Always full of compliments and funny idioms. He was there as much to socialize as he was to exercise and was downright honest about that!
May God bless and keep you all in his perfect peace.

Gail Shea Nardi

April 25, 2020

Dave was a great guy and a real pro. Always enjoyed our hometown reunions when we worked the same story or event.
Wishing peace to all.
Gail Shea Nardi

Jane McCoy Hoover

April 25, 2020

I would like to send thoughts and prayers to the Moubray family during this time. I went to high school with Dave and will never forget our fun times on our double dates, (not with each other). He always kept me laughing, was a special character for his sense of humor.

Lyn Weaver

April 25, 2020

My late husband and I had been friends with Dave since 1966, part of Doc's Tea Room gang. He loved life, he brought laughter into our lives and always expressed interest in the lives of others. Happy Birthday to you in Heaven, may you celebrate with family and friends enjoying a delicious birthday cake! Prayers of peace, comfort, and hope to Iris and family. Love, Lyn

Billy Flippo

April 25, 2020

I remember Dave from H.H.S., Doc,s, a good guy, wearing his flat hats and his interesting cars. Obviously very accomplished and enjoyed life. Sympathy's to his family and friends, RIP, Billy Flippo Palm Beach, Fl.

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