09/29/1962 - 12/25/2023
Service Date: 01/20/2024
Service Time: 2:00PM
Service Location: First United Methodist Church of Gilbert

David Ray Moore September 29, 1962 – December 25, 2023 Chandler, Arizona

David Ray Moore, a loving husband, father, brother, and son, passed away on December 25, 2023, near his home in Chandler, Arizona.

Born in Niagra Falls, New York, David was the beloved son of Mary and Delbert Moore. He was the first in his family to graduate college and proudly attended Texas Tech University. David built a successful 40-year career in sales, notably with Avnet, where he formed lifelong friendships in every chapter of his life—professional, personal, and spiritual.

Outside of his career, David was a man of many passions. He could often be found tinkering with his beloved truck or cruising on his Harley, a source of both joy and occasional chagrin for his loving wife. His lifelong faith was an essential part of his life, as was his devotion and support for Broomfield United Methodist Church, First United Methodist Church of Gilbert, Cornerstone, and Sun Valley Community Church. He attended service every Sunday and actively participated in various church groups where he developed and nurtured lifelong bonds with friends, grew with God, and formed a lifetime of memories which he treasured and shared constantly.

David’s adventurous spirit led him to hike the Grand Canyon rim to rim, explore the world’s wonders, and nearly set foot in all 50 states (North Dakota was last on the list!). However, his greatest achievement was his nearly 37-year marriage to his devoted wife and his role as a loving father to his two sons.

David was known for his warm heart and willingness to help those in need. He volunteered for numerous mission trips over the years, often accompanied by his sons. He was the first to lend a hand to friends and family in times of trouble, leaving an indelible mark on those who knew him.

In addition to his wife, Lauraie, and two sons, Zach and Tucker, David is survived by his brother, Mike, his father, Delbert, and an extensive (and well loved) mob of extended family. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

A celebration of David’s life will be held on January 20, 2024, at First United Methodist Church of Gilbert at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to Canyon State Academy (20061 S Rittenhouse Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142), where David volunteered and mentored young men with challenging circumstances or to your favorite charity.

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  • Holding you all in thought and prayer. Sending All Love and Grace. 💛🙏🏻💛🙏🏻💛🙏🏻💛🙏🏻💛

  • Joe and Cathy Jackson

    We were so sorry to hear about David. He was a very sweet man and very caring and easy man to get to know. May God bless you and your family with comfort during your time of sorrow.
    ( we are Lisa’s in-laws)

  • May your family find peace and joy in this difficult time. I’m so blessed to have gotten to know Dave better on a mission trip to Alaska with Cornerstone. Let me know if I can help you with anything. With love from Okonowski Family!

  • Laurie, my heart felt condolences to you and the boys. There are no words to describe the loss of your soulmate. I prays God’s strength will be sufficient and His strength and comfort will be your guard. ❤️

  • Jackie and Jack Walker

    We are so very sorry the loss of this wonderful man. Love and prayers from the Walker family💕

  • Benny and Melinda McCullough

    Laurie, sorry for your loss of David. May God hold and protect and comfort you and the boys during coming days.

  • We are so devastated to hear this terrible news. David was a kind and good man, and an inspiration to others. His faith and positive attitude will be something we will always remember. Please know we’re thinking of your family. Love and prayers.
    Gayla & Dewey Sutton

  • Lauraie Oh my friend, my heart hurts for you in losing your beloved soulmate and your boys father. 💔 I pray God will instill the strength in you and the boys to endure the rest of your days! Love you my friend! I wish I was closer. ❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • Garrett Smallwood

    I don’t know if I ever saw Dave without a smile on his face. It was contagious. No matter how good or bad my mood, I always walked away from Dave happier. I’ll miss our friendly Cowboys and Eagles rivalry conversations. We missed out on some good ones this year. I’m thankful that I got to know him.

    So sorry for your loss. We’re praying for your family.

  • My condolences to you Lauraie, Zach, and Tucker and all the extended family! I pray for comfort and strength for you all! Dave was a huge part of Hunters life, and I am so grateful for that! He was a wonderful role model to many young men. He always had big warm welcoming smile! Blessings to you all!

  • I first heard about David from my uncle, who was his elementary school teacher. He thought highly of David and said nothing but good things about him! So I remember when I met him in high school, I felt like I had finally met this person I’d heard so much about for so long. Sure enough, David’s friendship has proven, since 1978, to be a wonderful mixture of a listening ear, encouragement, faith mixed in with fun & one who could be trusted! He has finished the race well and is enjoying having reached his goal! We greatly celebrate the way he lived-very much to be admired!

  • The Masterson Family

    Our early years at church together are years we will always treasure. Love to the entire family and extended family of friends. The Mastersons

  • I was shocked to hear of this. I am so sorry for your loss. My sympathy and prayers to you and your family. Penny

  • SHIRLEY IZAGUIRRE

    David was a kind and good man. I found out later that he has passed from one of his coworkers at Avnet. I worked with David as a customer of Avnet and he was the most pleasant helpful man in this industry. He will be greatly missed and I am happy I found this web site to offer my praise of David and shock and sorrow for your loss. Respectfully Shirley

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