"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."
Philippians 4:13 (KJV)
Benjamin Joseph Moore, Jr. entered into eternal rest with The Lord on May 4, 2020. Benjamin was born on October 17, 1932, to the late Benjamin and Carrie Moore. He is preceded in death by his brother, Clyde Herman Moore. Benjamin, affectionately known as “Ben”, was a native of Williamsburg, Virginia. At an early age, he was baptized, joining fellowship with Zion Baptist Church. After graduating from Bruton Heights School in 1949, he enlisted in the United States Air Force (USAF).
Ben proudly served his country as an air policeman with numerous assignments including Germany, Puerto Rico, and Vietnam. During his career, he was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Force Commendation Medals. Ben was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Upon retirement from the USAF in 1970, he became a U.S. Capitol Police (USCP). He also enrolled at the University of Maryland, receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminology.
Assigned to the Dignitary Protection Division of the USCP, Ben attended several training activities with the Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Secret Service, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy. He retired with the rank of Lieutenant in 1992. Ben retained police association as an active member of the Fraternal Order of Police, D.C. #1, the FBI National Academy Associates, and the USCP Retired Officer Association. He was also a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated Jacksonville, Florida, Alumni Chapter.
In 1994, he relocated to Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida with his wife Catherine (Kitty). They traveled extensively, enjoyed life, family, and friends. While there, he joined the Neptune Baptist Church where he served in the Greeting Ministry and the Meals on Wheels Ministry. Additionally, he volunteered at the World Golf Village Hall of Fame. In 2011, Ben and Kitty returned to their hometown, Williamsburg, Virginia. They united in fellowship with Union Baptist Church in Williamsburg.
Ben was a gentle, strong-willed man of God. He is fondly remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. He is survived by his wife of 61 years; two loveable sons, Joseph Rodney Moore and Duane Del Moore; daughters-in-law, Lisa Moore and Leslie Moore; 13 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Alma Watts; a brother-in-law, Edward Cosby; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A viewing will be held Friday, May 8, 2020, from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m. at Whiting’s Funeral Home. A graveside service with Military Honors will be held Saturday, May 9, 2020, at 11:00 am at Williamsburg Memorial Park Cemetery. Due to the current health pandemic, all attendees must remain in their vehicles. In lieu of flowers, please consider, making a donation to the National Kidney Foundation in honor of Mr. Benjamin Moore.
Professional services entrusted to the staff of Whiting's Funeral Home, 7005 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185. 757-229-3011. whitingsfuneralhome.com
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