Donald Dale Moore
Departed December 11, 2022, in Melbourne, Florida
We sadly announce that Donald Dale Moore passed away on December 11, 2022 at his home in Melbourne, Florida with his loving family by his side.
Donald Dale Moore was born on August 6, 1932 in Westerville, Ohio to Ursula Disbennett Moore and Haskell Moore of Columbus, Ohio. Donald was the first born of four children and is survived by his siblings Beverly Pickering, Susan Kitchell and Martha Jane Martin.
He is survived by his beloved wife of more than 66 years Nanci Lee Moore; their three children Cindy (Terry) Ogletree of Palm Bay, Florida, Cheryl (Bryan) Browning of Eustis, Florida and Stephen (Denise) Moore of Melbourne, Florida; grandchildren Lisa Augustyn, Dustin Moore, Kyle Wenzel and Eric Moore and eight great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his infant son Michael Dale Moore.
Before enlisting in the United States Navy where he served in the Korean War from 1952 – 1956, Donald worked at Kroger Bakery in Columbus, Ohio; followed by an honorable and prestigious career as a communications officer for the Central Intelligence Agency, where he retired after 25 years. During his time in the CIA, Donald and Nanci served in the U.S. as well as overseas in Nicosia, Cyprus, Manilla, Philippines and Melbourne, Australia among many other foreign countries.
After retiring, Donald and Nanci moved to central Florida, where Donald worked in the security department for Harris Corporation for many years. After 18 years in central Florida, Don and Nanci moved to NW Arkansas, where they enjoyed the Ozark Mountains. While in Arkansas, Don attended and was active in their church First Baptist of Rogers. They moved back to central Florida after 14 years to be close to their children.
Donald was a devoted husband who adored his wife with all of his heart. His greatest joy was his family and je enjoyed spending time with them, as well as travelling, gardening, bicycling, square dancing and watching football. He was an active church member of Central Baptist Church of Melbourne, then later First Baptist Church of Melbourne. Everyone who had the honor to know Donald loved his sense of humor, his loyalty, integrity and gentle demeanor.