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Donald Leroy Moler (SFC, US Army (Ret), 80, passed away peacefully April 11, 2018 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro with full military honors to follow. The family will receive friends following the service.
Mr. Moler was born in Illinois on August 13, 1937 to the late Merle Moler and Mildred Pinnick Moler. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. Mr. Moler was a medic in the US Army and during his career, served in Vietnam, held a 1SGT position at his duty station in Germany, was an NCO instructor at Ft. Campbell, KY and served at various other duty locations before his retirement after 21 years of distinguished service to his country. He was also retired Civil Service from Seymour Johnson AFB, NC where he worked for CE.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Evelyn Moler of Pikeville, NC; two daughters, Mary Hickman and husband, Darryl of McHenry, MS and Donna Moler of Pikeville, NC; two brothers, Tommy Moler of Lockhart, TX and David Moler of Universal City, TX; one sister, Susann Riordan and husband, Pat of New Harmony, IN; a sister-in-law, Tonya (Tung ja) Moler of Clarksville, TN; eight grandchildren, Alissa Main and husband, Logan of Perkinston, MS, Darryl Hickman and wife, Amanda of McHenry, MS, Justin Hickman and wife, Alysha of San Antonio, TX, Andrew Martens of Pikeville, NC, Kevin Martens of Little Creek, VA, Evelyn Edwards of Pikeville, NC, Hubert Edwards of Pikeville, NC and Tristen Moler of Pikeville, NC; six great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Serenity, Sophia, Darryl (Trip), Novalee and Axel and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Moler was preceded in death by two brothers, Wesley and Charles Moler; a sister, Kay Evans, two brothers-in-law, Pepper Fleenor and Ronald Kerley; two sisters-in-law, Drew and Mary Moler and a son-in-law, Hubert G Edwards.
The family is in the care of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.