Donald V. Moore of Rumbley left to be with the Lord, Friday, Oct. 13, 2023 at home. Born in Gumboro on March 14, 1933 he was the son of Hazel Moore.

Donald will be fondly remembered as Pop, as well as Capt. Don of the Maybe II vessel where he chartered personal fishing trips, family outings and the fondly remembered “babes on the boat” which he held yearly.

Buckingham was his grade school where he graduated and was soon drafted into the Army. He served from 1954 to 1956 in the United States Army (Fort Ord, California).

Upon returning home to the Eastern Shore, he became an employee of DuPont Nylon Plant in Seaford from which he retired after 32 years and nine months of service in 1985. Throughout his lifetime he had been a farmer, gardener, bowler, member of the Odd Fellows, Laurel Saddle Friends and the Fairmont Fire Department. As owner/operator of his own personal business, (Lawn Barber) he tended up to thirty yards, until he was the ripe ole age of 87.

Capt. Don attended and was a member of Restored Souls Ministries in Westover, Md. 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Hazel Bunting; wife, June Moore; daughter, Donna Moore; cousin, Roy J. Hudson and grandparents, Lizzie and Thomas Moore.

He is survived by his former wife Peggy Church of Delmar, Del.; daughters, Mildred “Mickie” Bare of Snow Hill, Nancy Mullen of Laurel, and Cindy Moore of Laurel as well as his step-children, Karen Catlin of Rumbley, Md., Kathy Blades of Rhodesdale, Md., Ricky Blades of Milford and Randy Blades of Greenwood.

As a member of a blessed blended family, his “Quiver was full” of children, which needless to say, led to a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren of which he will lovingly be remembered.

A celebration of life was held on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at Restored Souls Ministries in Westover with Rev. Kelvin Ford officiating. A graveside service was held at the Bethel Cemetery, Bethel Road in Willards, with Pastor Ken Elligson officiating.  A time of remembrance and fellowship followed the graveside at Bethel Church Community Hall in Millsboro.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Fairmont Fire Department, 27407 Fairmount Road, Westover, MD 21871 or Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802.

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