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1st Lt. Warren Moxley

Sunday, July 1, 2012

CHARLESTON -- First Lt. Warren G. Moxley was born May 2, 1921, in Senath.

A former member of the Charleston Methodist Church, he was a 1938 graduate of Charleston High School. Prior to being commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army Air Forces on Dec. 5, 1943, he was working as an investment field accountant in Dallas, Texas, where he was a member of the University Park Methodist Church. He was reported missing in action over Rahms, Germany, on March 15, 1945. In April 2012, his family was notified by the U.S. Army that with DNA testing, they had positively identified his remains.

He is now survived by two brothers, Fred Moxley of Cape Girardeau and Don Moxley of Bertrand; two sisters, Emma Laird of Lady Lake, Florida and Peggy Walker of Memphis, Tenn.; also a number of nieces and nephews.

Since the time of 1st Lt. Moxley's death, his parents, Ernest and Pearl Shown Moxley; two brothers, Prince Moxley and Byron Moxley; and two sisters, Gwen Hearnes and Margaret Farmer, have also died.

First Lt. Moxley's remains will be flown to St. Louis Lambert International on Sunday, July 1 and then transported with military escort to Charleston by McMikle Funeral Home.

Full military graveside rites will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 3 at the IOOF Cemetery north of Charleston. The Rev. Dan Faust, pastor of the Charleston United Methodist Church, and a U.S. Army chaplain will officiate.

Online condolences may be shared at www.mcmiklefuneralhome.com.