Clinton Myron Moore
Funeral Services for Clinton Myron Moore of Smithdale are 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at Concord Baptist Church in McCall Creek with burial in Concord Cemetery. He will be honored with a full military funeral with his grandchildren serving as honorary pallbearers. The Rev. Wes Arnold, Rev. Stephanie Workman and Dr. Jonathan Arnold will officiate. Catchings Funeral Home, Summit, is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation is Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, from 5:30 until 8 p.m. at Catchings Funeral Home.
Mr. Moore, 86, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at his residence in Smithdale in his sleep after a short battle with cancer. He was born on July 29, 1928, in Auburn to Charlie H. and Dollie Allred Moore.
He retired from the US Arm after serving his country for twenty one years including time with the occupational forces of World War II, tank commander in Korea and advisor to the Filipino Army in Vietnam. He was one of the Chosin Frozen and participated in the Inchon Landing.
The years he spent in military service carried him all over the world and gave him many stories to share with his family, friends and even casual acquaintances. He earned many commendations including the World War II Victory Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, the Vietnam Service Medal, and Military Merit Award.
After his retirement he was active in his community as a member of Concord Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He enjoyed working with the Independence Community Christian Men’s Club and his weekly visits for catfish at Justin’s on the Lake. His love for his family led him to travel to many sporting, academic and extracurricular events.
Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Betty Lofton Moore; his sister, Ilene; and his niece, Karen Jackson.
Survivors are his sister, Elaine Jackson of Griffin, Georgia; brother-in-law, Tommy (Glenda) Lofton of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; his children, Debbie (Wes) Arnold of Benton, Louisiana, C. Myron Moore Jr. of Missoula, Montana, Charles (Joy) Moore of Diamondhead, Becky (David) O’Banion of Baytown, Texas; seven grandchildren, Stephanie (Jim) Workman of Holly Springs, North Carolina, Patricia (Greg) Hill of Knoxville, Tennassee, Jonathan (Lindsay) Arnold of Dunbar, Wisconsin, Lindsey (Shanne) Todd of Biloxi, C. Sam Moore Jr. of Diamondhead, Joshua O’Banion of Nacogdoches, Texas and Jacob Moore of Diamondhead; 11 great-grandchildren, Clinton Workman, Caleb, Andrew, Madison, Emily Hill, Nate, Ben, Luke, Sadie Arnold, Nathaniel and Elizabeth Todd; and cousins, nephews, nieces, friends and special neighbors, Tom and Jo Hancock.
The family would like to especially thank Cheryl Robinson and the rest of the VA family for their care over the years.
If one prefers, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Independence Community Christian Men’s Club at 9120 Burt Jordan Road, Smithdale, MS 39664.