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Chad Nolan Moore, age 24, of El Dorado Springs, MO, passed away Saturday, November 20, 2010, at his home in El Dorado Springs. He was born November 30, 1985, to Randy and Charlene (Keith) Moore.
Chad graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 2004. On September 2, 2004, Chad enlisted in the United States Army. He was stationed at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma and then Ft. Carson, Colorado. He was deployed to Iraq for 18 months in artillery to fight our nation’s war on terrorism. Chad received the Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Combat Action Badge. He proudly served his country and lived by the motto: “Anyone who would die for his country would die for anyone.”
Chad was fearless, loving, putting others interests ahead of his own. He would help anyone at a moments notice. He was a loving father, and was very excited for their new baby girl to be born. He loved his step-children, Rio and Lizzie as his own, and loved and adored his mother-in-law and father-in-law and their family. Chad was a caring and loving man and always reached out to others. Daughter Shila was his world. They loved to watch the moon together.
Chad was inquisitive and energetic as a growing, learning child and was active in sports. He was a loving son; he was a model to his family and an avid outdoorsman. Grampa Bernard and Dad Randy were his mentors, as well as his mother and grandmother. Chad was an excellent chef, learning his culinary skills, naturally, from family.
Cassie admired her brother and followed him as close as she dared. He and Grampa Bernard were inseparable. Chad had a deep understanding of God, whom he believed in and communicated with. He recently expressed a desire to move to California to be near his brother-in-law and start worshiping together. Chad gave us so much in his short life, and left us countless memories and a mission to accomplish in our lives. May God bless his memory to us.
Preceding Chad in death were both grandfathers: Bernard Moore and Charles Keith.
He is survived by his wife Kristina; daughter Shila; son Chad Nolan Jr.; and two step-children, Rio Steinert and Lizzie Henderson. His is also survived by his parents Randy and Charlene Moore of El Dorado Springs; a sister Cassandra of El Dorado Springs; both grandmothers, Dorothy Moore and Ruby Keith of El Dorado Springs; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Doug and Linda Steinert; two uncles: Kenny Moore and wife Pam of Camdenton, MO, and Charles Keith and wife Christina of El Dorado Springs; three aunts: Sally Beisley and husband Scott, Frasa Johnson and husband Kirk, and Toni Hillsman and husband Michael; and numerous cousins and friends and comrades in the military.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 23, 2010, from 6-7 p.m. at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Funeral services for Chad Moore will be held on Wednesday, November 24, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. at the El Dorado Springs Church of God (Holiness) with Rev. Brent Bland officiating. Interment will follow in the El Dorado Springs City Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are: Kenny Moore, Keith Beisley, Scott Johnson, Ric Steinert, Dwane Mooney, Kelly Carnahan, Cory Meyers, and Bryan Cloyd.