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Luther Westley Moorehead

August 10, 1928 — April 22, 2024

Clarksville

SCPO Luther Westley Moorehead (USN, Retired), born in San Angelo, Texas on 10 August 1928 to J.M. and Ola White Moorehead, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2024. He and his beloved wife, Marilyn Downing, were wed on 23 April 2014.
Luther attended San Angelo Senior High School then enlisted in the US Navy and served 22 years, retiring as a Senior Chief Petty Officer. His service includes World War Two, Korean War, the Cuban Crisis, and Viet Nam.
After naval service, Luther worked for the US Postal Service for 18 years, retiring as Post Master, Winterhaven, California. Most recently, Luther and Marilyn have been attending Dotsonville Baptist Church and previously at the New Providence Cumberland Presbyterian church.
He was a Master Mason, 32nd degree Scottish Rite. Military awards include the World War Victory Medal, Korean service Medal, Philippine Independence, China Service, Good Conduct Medal w/ 4 Bronze Stars, National Defense w/1 Bronze Star, Naval Occupation for Europe and Asia, Navy Unit Commendation, Viet Nam Service Medal w/ 1 Bronze Star, Viet Nam Campaign Medal, Navy Expeditionary Medal, Armed Services Expeditionary Medal w/1 Bronze Star, American Campaign Medal, and the Submarine Dolphin Pin.
Luther was recently preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn Downing. He was also predeceased by his parents J.M. and Ola White Moorehead, brother Dorris Moorehead, and sister Dorothy Darling.
He is survived by sons, David Moorehead, Westley Moorehead, John R. Downing (Lisa), Cynthia Wilson (George), and Keri Lynn Barnes (Stan), and seven grandchildren.
Visitation with the family will be from 9 a.m. until the hour of service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, 4 May 2024 at the Chapel of McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home. Rev. Tim Ferrell will officiate.

US Navy Honors will be rendered and his remains will be scattered at sea by the US Navy at a later date.
Masonic Rites will be held at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday.
Memorials may be made to either the Dotsonville Baptist Church, 1870 Dunbar Rd, Woodlawn, TN 37191 or to an animal charity of your choice.
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