Virgil R. Moore, 89, of Columbia, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2012.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 16, 2012 at Parker Funeral Service. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial with full military honors will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Virgil was born Aug. 25, 1922 in Imboden, Ark., to Elvin P. and Clara Simons Moore. He married Hilda Bozarth on July 7, 1945 and she survives.
Virgil graduated from Hickman High School class of 1941. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942-45. He flew 19 missions before being shot down and becoming a German Prisoner of War for 14 months. Virgil was a Purple Heart Recipient.
He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1981 after 34 years. He then worked part time for several years for the University of Missouri Athletic Department as a mail carrier.
He was a member of the Wilkes Boulevard Methodist Church, Twilight Lodge #114 AF & AM, American Legion, VFW Post 280, Central MO POW’s and the Disabled American Veterans.
Survivors include: his wife, Hilda of Columbia; a son, Allen R. Moore of Rocky Mount, MO; a daughter, Jan Holden and husband Wayne of Columbia; a brother, Frank Moore and wife Katy of Columbia; a sister, Luci Dannar of Columbia; grandchildren, Darrah Kasicki and husband Kirk of St. Louis and Emily Clark and husband Kevin of Columbia; great-grandchildren, Emma Grace Kasicki, Hayden Clark and Jack Clark; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter-in-law Nancy Moore.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Central MO Honor Flight or Wonderland Camp.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.