1st Lt. Warren Moxley

Saturday, June 30, 2012

CHARLESTON, Mo. -- 1st Lt. Warren G. Moxley was born May 2, 1921, in Senath, Mo.

A former member of Charleston Methodist Church, he was a 1938 graduate of Charleston High School. Before being commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army Air Corps on Dec. 5, 1943, he was working as an investment field accountant in Dallas, where he was a member of University Park Methodist Church.

Moxley, 23, was reported "missing in action" over Rahms, Germany, March 15, 1945.

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

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

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

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

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