Chris Moore Obituary

Chris  Moore
Chris Moore

November 21, 1990 - February 7, 2020
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in Ankeny, Iowa
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Chris Moore, 29, of Ankeny, formerly of Florida, passed away February 7,2020. Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 15th, from 3 to 4 p.m. at First Family Church, 317 SE Magazine Road in Ankeny. Memorial services will follow at 4 p.m. A meeting of remembrance will be held at Harbor of Hope, 3650 Cottage Grove Ave, Des Moines, at 5:30 p.m. and all are welcome. Because Chris found great purpose in helping others, and because he believed flowers were only good for making his girls smile, in lieu of flowers the family requests donation be made to the Chris Moore Memorial Fund (reference Lyndsey Moore) at Veridian Credit Union or in his name directly to the Harbor of Hope in Des Moines.

Chris was born November 21, 1990, in Des Moines, Iowa. He graduated from Auburndale High School in Auburndale, Florida, and went on to play baseball for Cardinal Stitch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Chris had a passion for sports that began at a very young age and he excelled in most everything he tried. His greatest loves became baseball (pitcher & outfield) and football (QB & RB). His passion endured throughout his life. If Chris wasn’t busy working or worshiping, he was almost always immersed in sports, through coaching his children, playing rec ball, collecting autographs from his favorite players, cheering like crazy for the Cubs, Packers, and yes, even during the Chiefs games. Chris had a tremendous desire to pass on his love of sports not only to his family and his children, but to other youth as well. He was looking forward to his first shot at umpiring with the Iowa High School Athletic Association this year.

Despite his aspirations to be the next big “rapper” (think T-pain), he settled for developing his athletic skill into his first career, where he worked as a Master’s level athletic trainer at Aspen gym. He loved helping others regain their lives after an injury and supporting others on their quest to be the healthiest version of themselves. After several years as a trainer, Chris was ready for a new direction, choosing to pursue a career in Iron working with Local 67 in order to build a stable, successful career for himself and his family. He quickly developed a love for working wind turbines that rivaled his love for training, and never looked back. His fellow apprentices, site supervisors and coworkers became like a second family.

Anyone who met Chris can tell you that he was always the first to make you laugh and had a smile that could light up any room. He was always the first person to notice if someone was in need and wouldn’t hesitate to lend a hand, whether you were a friend or a perfect stranger. And once you became his friend, you were family. In his final months, Chris took great interest in sharing his love for Jesus with his family, mentoring his children in the Word, and encouraging his friends to follow their faith. Chris also had a special place in his heart for his mentors and brothers at the Harbor of Hope, many of whom supported Chris through difficult days and helped him to forge a new path for his life and his future. For all those out there who are sharing in the devastation of this great loss, please pray with us and help us to create a legacy for Chris that will live on forever.

Chris is survived by his wife, Lyndsey; children, Pierceson, 7, Grayce, 4, (Alycia Tunink), Caidence, 16, Alanna, 7, and Ava, 6; his mother, Taunja Moore (Auburndale, Florida); sisters, Ashley Brooks (Pleasant Hill) and Megan Moore (Des Moines); brother, Nicholas Chappell (West Des Moines); grandfathers William Moore (Salida, Colorado) and John Francis (Shenandoah, Texas); grandmother, Janet Hartnett (Pleasant Hill); along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Chris was preceded in death by his father, William Moore; his grandmother, Janice Francis; grandfather, Don Hartnett; uncle, John Moore; cousin, Timothy Hartnett and niece, Alexandria Brooks.

Proverbs 3:5-12
Trust in the Lord withal your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; think about Him in all your ways and He will guide you on the right paths. Don’t consider yourself to be wise; fear the Lord and turn away from evil. This will be healing for your body and strengthening for your bones. Honor the Lord with your possessions and with the first produce of your entire harvest; then your barns will be completely filled, and your vats will overflow with new wine. Do not despise the Lord’s instruction, my son, and do not loathe His discipline; for the Lord disciplines the one He loves, just as a father, the son he delights in.





Memorial Visitation
First Family Church
317 SE Magazine Road
Ankeny, IA US 50021
Saturday, February 15, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Memorial Service
First Family Church
317 SE Magazine Road
Ankeny, IA US 50021
Saturday, February 15, 2020
4:00 PM


Chris Moore Memorial Fund at Veridian Credit Union
1201 S Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, Iowa United States 50023
Reference Lyndsey Moore with your donation.
Harbor of Hope
3650 Cottage Grove Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa United States 50311