Greg lost his battle with Ewings Sarcoma on 08 August, 2017 at the age of 27. He was a newlywed, and leaves behind his wife Mary, 3 dogs, his parents, siblings and other family members.
Greg packed a lot of life into those 27 years and left a legacy of helping others. He was always the first one to volunteer anytime anyone needed help – never looking for thanks or recognition; he just really liked helping people!
Greg’s love for people showed in his professional life too. He was a talented firefighter/paramedic for the town of Richmond, Illinois. Greg also loved working on computers, and was always happy to assist anyone who asked. Greg and Mary fostered rescue dogs and adopted a few rescues of their own. There was never a mean word out of his mouth. Greg also loved to ride his motorcycle. He was involved with EMS RoadDocs, a nonprofit motorcycle organization that helps others.
Greg fought cancer with everything he had, that included a hip replacement, leg amputation, many rounds of chemotherapy and radiation. In the end, the disease was too much. He never once complained or asked “why me?”. Instead, he was grateful for his friends and the support he had.
Greg’s candle burned out on 08 August, 2017, but his legacy of love and giving will shine on forever!
Born in Lamar Colorado, during a brief stint when my parents lost their minds and thought it might be a good idea to live someplace other than Texas. Deep Texas roots brought us back by the time I was 5, and I’ve lived here ever since. I’m close to my parents, sister and brother (in-law). I’ve also been blessed with 2 nieces that I love more than life itself. I started my career as a volunteer firefighter with Lockhart FD in 1992. Went to fire school A&M becoming a certified firefighter/EMT in 1995. I worked for AMR, first in Austin in 1998, then transferring to a 911 truck in Bexar Co. in 2006. I went to school for Paramedic at BLVD Spring Branch, becoming a Paramedic in 2008. I took a job with Galveston EMS just after Hurricane Ike where i worked for 4 years. During my time on the coast, I also volunteered with the Crystal beach FD, serving for 2 years as Asst. Fire Chief. I’ve worked for Gonzales Co. EMS since 2013.
Town Of Paoli Mourns Death Of Volunteer Fire Chief
PAOLI, Oklahoma -
The town of Paoli is in mourning after a popular volunteer fire chief died in a motorcycle accident.
Donald "Duck" Moore, 39, died early Tuesday. The OHP says Moore was riding his motorcycle north on I-35 at the Kimberlin Road exit, near Pauls Valley.
Last month, Moore was instrumental in rural Cleveland County's fight to stave off raging wildfires.
"The sign of a great leader is he's always been such a selfless person," said Paul Moore, "Duck's" brother.
Donald Moore leaves behind his wife and 5-year-old daughter. His funeral is set for 10 a.m. Friday in Paoli.