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Kenneth E. Moats Jr., 52

February 01, 2009

Kenneth E. Moats Jr., 52



JULY 23, 1956-JAN. 28, 2009

HAMPTON, Va. -- Kenneth E. Moats Jr., of Hampton, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009.

Born July 23, 1956, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Rachel Ludy Kershner of Myersville, Md. and Kenneth Moats Sr. and wife, Laura, of Fort Ashby, W.Va.

He was a 1974 graduate of Middletown (Md.) High School and was attending Strayer College.

He retired from the U.S. Navy in 2003, after 23 years of service.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Dana Moats; two sons, Kenneth Moats III and Jonathan Moats, both at home; two sisters, Jeanne Jarvis of Fort Walton Beach, Fla. and Susan Sheeks of Lady Lake, Fla.; three brothers, David Moats of Falling Waters, W.Va., John Moats of Fort Walton Beach and Ronald Kershner of Lady Lake; aunts; uncles; cousins; nieces; and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Fred Kershner.

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Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St Mark's Lutheran Church in Wolfsville, Md. Burial will be in St Mark's Cemetery with military honors.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.

Visitation and services also were held in Hampton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Arrangements are by Ricketts Funeral Home in Myersville and R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home in Hampton.

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