Edward Colfax MOORE

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MOORE, Edward Colfax, loving husband, father, grandfather, and great- grandfather, passed away February 18, 2013 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Sebring, Fla. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Melba Marrone Moore; daughters, Rebecca Giese (Peter), Jennifer Duncan (Chris); grandchildren, Alexandra Conklin (Kyle), Ansley Woods, Logan Giese, Abigail Woods, Lucas Giese, Elijah Duncan and Joshua Giese; great-grandchildren, Isabella and Keegan Conklin; sisters, Lois Plymale and Catherine Moore Hicks (Michael); brother-in-law, Mel Marrone (Yvonne) and sisters-in-law, Esther Bandy and Mary McDaniel (David); nieces, Nephews, and cousins. Edward was preceded in death by his parents, John and Lillian Moore. Ed was born in Kentucky, graduated from Owingsville High School and attended Morehead State University before joining the United States Air Force. He graduated from the University of South Florida and worked on master's degrees at the University of Florida and University of Maryland. Ed served in the United States Air Force and was a Vietnam veteran working on F-4 weapons control systems. He served in the United States Army attaining the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 3. Among his many Army duties were sound engineer for the Army Field Band and as a Military Intelligence Officer. While working at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Columbia, Md. for Page Technical Services, Ed was given the opportunity to work on a government contract at Submarine Squadron Sixteen, Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Ga. That began his 26 year career as a field engineer working at several locations throughout the world on government contracts including US Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Second Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp LeJeune, N.C., U.S. Army Europe, Heidelberg, GE and U.S. European Command Joint Analysis Center at RAF Molesworth , England. He held a Top Secret Clearance and was known as Edward C. "if I told you I'd have to kill you" Moore. In 2006 he retired from General Dynamics Corporation ending his colorful 26 year career as a Field Engineer. Ed held an extra class amateur radio license and his stateside ham call sign was KK4ZY. He enjoyed photography, traveling, sailing, woodworking, soaring, watching old movies, especially westerns and Star Trek, and everything electronic. He treasured spending time with his family for whom he expressed deep love and devotion. He loved God and his country. Visitation will be at the funeral home, 1602 W. Waters Ave., Tampa, from 7 - 8 p.m., Friday, February 19, 2013. Funeral services will be at Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Waters and Habana, Tampa at 3 p.m., Saturday, February 20, 2013. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in his name to Wounded Warriors or the Good Samaritan Fund of Mayo Clinic in Florida, P.O. Box 450, Albert Lea, MN 56007-9849. Swilley Funeral Home 813-932-6157

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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Feb. 21, 2013
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