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November 10, 1930 - September 24, 2019
Daniel Joe Moore, Jr, 88, of Kimberling City, Missouri, passed away September 24, 2019 at home.
Services will be held on Friday, September 27, 2019, at Hidden Valley Funeral Homes, Kearney, Missouri. Visitation:1-2pm; Funeral: 2pm.
Daniel was born Nov. 10, 1930 in Enid, Garfield, Oklahoma to his proud parents, Daniel Webster Moore and Esther Louise Hogan. At the time of Daniel’s birth his parent had not chosen a name for him, so unknown to his parents the doctor sent the birth records in as Daniel Moore Jr., later on his parents decided to name him Danny Joe Moore, so that is what he was called. His childhood and growing up years were spent in the Los Angeles, California and Dallas, Texas areas. While living in California his parents made gloves for the Movie Stars; They made gloves for Loretta Young in 1938 for 20th Century Fox, order #47903 and were paid $20.00 for them, it took 8-10 hours to make a pair of gloves. They also made the gloves that Loretta wore in Sioux Canal movie for RKO studios. Lilly Pond and Alan Ladd were some of the other stars they made gloves for. When his parents decided to move to Dallas, Texas at the age of 17 in June of 1948 Danny decided, with the approval of his parents, that he wanted to join the Army, his dad accompanied him to the enlistment station and signed for him to join the Army. They lied about his age, making him a year older than he actually was, (sure made a mess of matching medical records and official documents later). Danny was honorably discharged in Dec 1956 and went to work for Ford Motor Company in Dallas, Texas. When that plant closed, he transferred to the Claycomo, Missouri plant; he worked for Ford for 9 years as a painter. On May 10, 1964 he married Shirley “Avery” Cardenas in Kansas City, Mo., he assumed the responsibility of helping to raise 3 children by Shirley’s first marriage, he was a good father, provider and husband for 55 yrs. 9 months and 13 days, he departed this life on Sept. 24, 2019.
Daniel left Ford after 9 years and moved his family back to the Dallas, Texas area where he and a friend went into business of buying 18 wheel over the road truck and started driving, being gone all the time from home wasn’t too good so they sold the truck and opened a body repair and paint shop for 18 wheel trucks; after serveral years of that he moved his family back to Missouri where he worked for Kenworth Trucking. After moving to the Ozarks and retiring he drove a school bus for the Reeds Springs and Branson School Districts.
Daniel was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, step daughter: Beatrice and step son: Robert.
He is survived by his wife; Shirley, step son; Monty and family of Las Vegas, NV, sister; Dyanne Dick (spouse) of Vancouver, WA, brother; David W. Moore and wife of Marysville, CA, two nephews and their families, two nieces and their families. Daniel will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.