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Obituary – Charles Clinton Moore (1932-2021)

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Charles Clinton Moore, 89, of Mansfield, Arkansas passed away on December 26, 2021 in his home. He was born February 12, 1932 in Barber, Arkansas to the late Ben and Dora Etta Moore. He was retired from Riverside in Fort Smith, AR.

Charles was a proud Korean War Veteran, having served with the U.S. Army as a Combat Engineer. He was also a former Mansfield City Councilman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and traveling, and was a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan.

However, his favorite moments were spending time with his family. He loved and was so proud of all his kids and grandkids and often said his great grandkids “light up my life”. He always had gum in his pockets, Dr Pepper in the fridge, and tomato soup on the table for when the grandkids and great grandkids visited. He will be remembered for taking care of his family and being a rock for them.

Charles is survived by his four children: Charlene and husband Eugene Hannaman of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Marlene and husband Doug Dorrough of Mansfield, Arkansas, John David and wife Freda Moore of Grannis, Arkansas, and Teresa and husband Kevin Oxford of Witcherville, Arkansas. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and a host of other family and friends. He was also expecting his tenth great-grandchild (grandson) in February 2022.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 64 years, Retha Lee Moore; his parents, Richard Benton (Ben) and Dora Etta Moore; four brothers: Wesley, Loyd, Oda, and Worley; and four sisters: Ruby, Zetta Mae, Dora, and Betty.

Visitation will be Wednesday January 5, 2022 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Martin Funeral Home in Mansfield. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, January 6, 2022 at Pine Log Cemetery with Bro. Gary Colley officiating. Burial will be at Pine Log Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas. Pallbearers are Kevin Oxford, Doug Dorrough, Shawn Hattabaugh, Derek Morgan, Josh Allbritton, and Chris Moore. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Edward Holland, Traevin Copeland, Colt Allbritton, Kannon Copeland, and Bradley Dorrough.

Online condolences may be sent at http://www.martinfuneralhomes.com

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