Kenneth W Moore, Jr.
Our beloved husband, father and great grandfather was born to Lela Doris Shockey Moore and Kenneth W. Moore, Sr. September 25, 1925 in Marshalltown, IA. The family moved to New Mexico for his mother’s health. After her passing, Ken’s father married Zula Mae Watson. Ken graduated from New Mexico Military Institute and attended the University of New Mexico where he pledged Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Ken served in the Army during World War II with the 239th Combat Engineer Battalion in the Asiatic Pacific Theater, Leyte Gulf, Philippines. He and Jean Chandler were married in 1946 and Ken joined his father and grandfather, Edward Francis Shockey, managing the Mutual of Omaha agency in Albuquerque, NM. With Jean working at his side, Ken became General Agent for the company in Roswell, NM. In 1960, he was transferred to Huntington, WV and then to Orlando in 1968. Ken received many awards from Mutual of Omaha during his 55 year tenure, including the prestigious President’s Circle 4 times. He served in several insurance industry organizations including as president of the local GAMA. Ken was a member of the Maitland Presbyterian Church. Ken and Jean greatly enjoyed travel and visited almost every continent. Many of the trips included their children and grandchildren. Ken’s children are Cynthia Moore Collins, John Moore (Colleen McGuire), Jerry Moore (Mary Taylor), Tish Moore Whiting (John Schommer), grandson Major Kenneth Collins (Eunhye), great grandson Ian Collins, great granddaughter Lily Collins, granddaughter Angela Moore (Joanna Leitch) and great granddaughter Jordyn Bracken.
Services will be held at Maitland Presbyterian Church, 341 N. Orlando Ave., Maitland, on November 12 at 3:00pm. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to www.ALZ.org Please sign guestbook on www.orlandosentinel.com/obituaries