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David Mark Moore

January 13, 1953 — November 13, 2015

David Mark Moore, 62, York, Nebraska formerly of Searcy passed away Friday, November 13th at York General Hospital. He was born January 13, 1953 in Phoenix, Arizona to the late AJ and Betty (Nash) Moore. Left to cherish Mark's memory are his wife, Leaf Moore of York, Nebraska; one son, Marcus Moore (Jessicca) of Petaluma, California; two daughters, Amanda Ferran (Gautier) of Washington D.C. and Lydia Brumfield (Joshua) of McRae, Arkansas; one stepdaughter, Qing Qing Alex Moore of York, Nebraska; one brother, Gary Moore of Sun City, Arizona; one sister, Joyce Weems of Irving, Texas; two grandchildren, Jonas Moore and Elaina Moore. Mark was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Moore.

Mark grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. He earned his undergraduate degree at Harding College in Searcy, Arkansas. Mark and Barbara (Wright) married and lived for several years in Zambia, Africa, where they taught school at the Namwianga Mission.

Upon returning to the United States, Mark advanced in a career as a physician recruiter with Jackson and Coker in Phoenix, Arizona. He continued to support Namwianga as a board member on the Zambia Mission Fund. The family then returned to Searcy, where Mark worked in Alumni Relations and then as the Director of Planned Giving in Advancement at Harding University for many years.

After Barbara's death, Mark moved to China and taught at Wuhan University of Science and Technology, while at the same time teaching online classes for Harding University. He met and married Leaf and they returned to the states. Mark earned his doctorate degree in International Business and became the Roger Collins Endowed Chair in Business at York College in Nebraska.

Throughout his life, Mark cherished time spent with family, traveling around the world, meeting new people, and telling stories. Among his favorite and oft-repeated tales are stories of selling books in the rural South during college, being driven off of a cliff and surviving, dodging snakes and angry hippopotami in Zambia, meeting eccentric physicians on his many business trips, vacationing with the family, hiking the Grand Canyon, traveling the Trans-Siberian Railroad, and observations about American, sub-Saharan African, and Chinese cultures. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and students.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be added to the D. Mark Moore Scholarship Fund for the college education of Mark's stepdaughter, Alex Leaf Moore (formerly Qing Qing Moore). Please address your gift to:

The D. Mark Moore Scholarship Fund
Harding University
915 E. Market Avenue, Box 12283
Searcy, AR 72149-5615

Checks should be made to: "Harding University", and please put "D. Mark Moore Scholarship Fund" in the note section. For online giving, please visit Under Donation Designation, select Other and type in "D. Mark Moore Scholarship." Please phone Barbara Newsom at 501-279-4210 with any questions you may have.

Funeral services held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 21st at College Church of Christ.
Family visitation will follow.
Burial will be at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.
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  • Funeral Service

    Saturday November 21 2015
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    College Church of Christ

    712 E. Race Street
    Searcy, AR

  • Visitation

    November 21, 2015
    11:00 AM

    College Church of Christ

    712 E. Race Street
    Searcy, AR

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