David Charles MoranMarch 7, 1969 ~ February 4, 2021 (age 51)
David Charles Moran was born on March 7, 1969, to Charles William Moran and Cathie Hawkins in Bastrop, LA. Following a brief battle with COVID-19 and its many complications, David passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2021, at the Glenwood Regional Medical Center in West Monroe, LA.
After high school, David was a vegetable farmer and later began a career as a boilermaker with Boilermakers local 69. Boilermakers build and maintain boilers, SCR bag houses, oil refineries, and nuclear power plants. They work long hours on the road to support their families.
Following a diagnosis of end-stage renal disease in May 2018, Dave was able to spend the rest of his days as a stay-at-home husband and father. He loved his family with all his heart and fought to stay here with them.
David recently became fond of woodworking- creating birdhouses and planters. He enjoyed interacting with all the students Jennifer taught through 4-H and Beekman Charter School and loved the time he spent with his family attending the Pine Grove Community Church in Beekman.
David’s greatest loves were his wife and two boys. The silver lining of his health issues the past three years was being home with his family and making memories with them.
He is preceded in death by his father, Charles William Moran, Uncle Kenneth Moran, Aunt Norma Reynolds, Aunt Tennie Watkins, and both sets of grandparents: Thomas and Lomar Lee Moran and Sammy and Rose Hawkins.
David is survived by his wife, Jennifer Mulkey Moran and his sons Charles Garrett Moran and Eli William Moran of Beekman, his mother Cathie Hawkins of West Monroe, LA, his brothers, Tim Moran of Hermitage, AR, and Mark Stacy Moran of West Monroe, LA, and his sister, Shannon Nicole Moran of Hot Springs, AR. And a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, February 8, at the Calvary Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Johnsville, AR with Bro. Doug Edwards, and Bro. Michael Griffith officiating.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Best, John Paul Johnson, Wayne Barnett, Chris Barnett, Jason Moran, and Reggie Johnson.
Honorary Pallbearers are Kirt Harris, Kenneth Freeland, Jeremy Adams, Mark Morgan, Dylan Johnson, Fred Mulkey, Phillip Mulkey, Connie McCarver, Michael Reynolds, Eddie Ferrell, Blake Harrod, Mickey Joe Watson, and Jenny’s Boys.
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