Fallen Hero: Retired Sergeant First Class O.K. “Kenny” Moore


Funeral Home

HATHORN Funeral Home

167 Hwy 198 E. Columbia, MS
(601) 731-2000


5-9 pm, Thursday, April 11, 2024, Hathorn Funeral Home, Columbia


11:00 am, Friday, April 12, 2024, Hathorn Funeral Home, Columbia


Military Service Tribute, Honors, and Obituary

Recognizing and Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard. “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on April 9, 2024, and has moved on to his heavenly home. Retired Sergeant First Class O.K. “Kenny” Moore, age 91, who had served within the MSARNG in the Company C, 890th Engineer Battalion has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country.  A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier.  We applaud your patriotism, sacrifices, and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright, and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

Another great Soldier has gone home, “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten, Soldier for Life”.

Obituary, Visitation, and Service details:

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, April 12, 2024 at Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia for O. K. “Kenny” Moore, Sr, 91, of Columbia, who passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at his residence. Interment will be at Kendrick Cemetery in Columbia. Rev. George Moore will officiate the services. Mitch Moore will provide special music. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Thursday, April 11, 2024 at Hathorn Funeral Home.

Kenny was a lifelong resident of Columbia and served his nation faithfully as a member of the United States Army and the National Guard for twenty-six years. Kenny went into the service station business in 1955, owned and operated Post Office Service Station, Moore Shell Service Station, Moore’s Auto Service Center / Moore Oil Company, retiring at the age of 88 years old. He was elected and served as a Mississippi State Representative for District 100 from 2000-2004. Kenny was a faithful member and deacon of Temple Missionary Baptist Church for sixty-seven years.

He was preceded in death by his infant Daughter; his Parents, Oscar Dewey & Lutia Gay Kendrick Moore; one Brother, Floyd Moore; three Sisters, Deloris Baughman, Sue Beets, Ann Haddox; one Grandchild, Samuel Moore Robbins; one Great Grandchild, Samuel Nathan Robbins.

He is survived by his Wife of 68 years, Helen Catherine Duncan Moore, of Columbia; one Son, Oscar Kenneth Moore, Jr, of Columbia; three Daughters, Kathy Robbins (Lavon) of Columbia, Janet Buckley (Cody) of Columbia, Cindy Aultman (Larry), of Columbia; one Brother, Rev. George Moore (Charree); six Grandchildren, Jeremy Robbins, Cory Buckley Townsend, Elizabeth Robbins Rawls, Laremy Aultman (Melanie), Josh Aultman (Skyler), Brook Robbins, Nunner Robbins (Aundrea); thirteen Great Grandchildren, Maggie Marie Townsend, Jay Buck Townsend, Clara Von Rawls, Fletcher Rawls, Vivian Elizabeth Thornhill, Addie Katherine Robbins, Walker Robbins, Rowdy Robbins, Carson Griner, Cade Edwards, Brayden Woodward, Kaycen Woodward, Acy Cole Aultman; and a number of Nieces, Nephews, and Friends.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Robbins, Laremy Aultman, Josh Aultman, Nunner Robbins, Jay Buck Townsend, and Fletcher Rawls. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Craft, Harold Bryant, Ronnie Ellis, Herbert Arinder, and Garrett Douglas.

We were sad to see him go, but we know he is at home with the Lord and having a reunion with family and friends. We will miss him so! He was a son, brother, uncle, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and a friend to many with many a friend.

Hathorn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Friends may sign an online guest register book at www.hathornfuneralhome.com