Douglas Moore., age 49, passed away on July 9, 2019. He was born on March 9, 1970 in Carthage, MS to Thomas Leroy Moore and Carolyn Elizabeth Hensley Moore Danielson.
A very loving husband, father and friend, Doug lived to make a difference in the lives of others. He was devoted, faithfully serving in any capacity that life presented to him. Growing up in Mississippi, Doug gave his life to the Lord at age 16, during a revival at the church he attended. For the rest of his journey on this Earth, he lived a life worthy of his calling, finishing with a grace and dignity that is rarely witnessed. Shortly after his salvation, he started courting a quiet young lady from his church, Marilyn. His relationship with Marilyn led to a few things, starting with him helping her stack and bail hay to go on their first date to the movies and led to, after marrying on March 10, 1990, them spending the next 29 years in love. They stayed lovingly by each other’s side until he drew his last breath, having three sons that he poured his heart and soul into. Doug was beyond proud to be a dad, and when told he was “the best dad his sons could ask for”, his reply was, “I’m not the best dad, but I can guarantee you, I love you more than anyone else.” His tireless work ethic led him to sometimes working two and three jobs to provide for his wife and sons, including a longtime career with the Boy Scouts of America and his 17 years of service as a Chaplain in the US Army National Guard. Doug took pride in working hard, wanting to provide for his wife and children in a special way: taking his family on vacations to make sure his boys were able to see things he had never been able to see and have life experiences he was never able to have as a young man; from purses to clothes, doting on his sweetheart often by shopping for Marilyn throughout their marriage; and instilling a memory of character and strength in his family that will never be forgotten. Anyone could go to Doug for advice and counsel, handling life situations or when life threw a curveball. As a preacher and pastor, Douglas was passionate about putting sermons together with illustrations to help people understand the Bible. Living what he preached every day, his sons and wife would wake to see him start each day reading his daily devotional, no matter how tired he was from working and serving. He was a food lover, and often could be found outside grilling and preparing some of his favorites, he would grill just about anything. Doug had passionate, lifelong craving for a good hamburger, enjoying a hamburger almost every day, as long as lettuce and tomatoes were excluded. He was tough, never complaining, even in the toughest of times, choosing to be positive and embrace the important things in life. He loved to make people laugh and smile, uplifting others, even in his illness. Doug’s selfless service to people will never be forgotten, and his impact on the lives of his family and friends will remain in their hearts.
Left to honor his memory is his loving wife of 29 years, Marilyn McMillan Moore; sons, Brandon Moore and wife, Mary Elizabeth, of Panama City, FL, Jonathan Moore of Vidor, TX, and Benjamin Moore of Vidor, TX; brothers, Edward Moore and wife, Tami, of Chattanooga, TN and Bruce Shoemaker Sr. and wife, Denise, of Wesson, MS; sisters, Rhonda King of Yazoo City, MS, Brandie Mikesell of Bryant, AR, Angela Massey and husband, Michael, of Benton, AR; 1 grandson; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Preceding Doug in death are his parents and brother, Donnie Moore.