Farming Rural 05

David Lee Mooring

September 19, 1956 ~ March 31, 2023 (age 66) 66 Years Old

David Mooring Obituary

David Lee Mooring, 66, of Kinston passed away on Friday, March 31, 2023 at UNC Lenoir Health Care.

He served on the following Boards and Committees

Kinston-Lenoir County Chamber of Commerce

2015 Citizen of the Year

North Carolina Agriculture Teachers Association (NCATA) President


Board of Directors

Historical Preservation Group – Vice Chairman

Lenoir County Historical Association

Lenoir County Fair Association

CSS Neuse Foundation – President

Wheat Swamp Ruritan – Director


Save Wyse Fork Battlefield Committee – Treasurer

BBQ Fest on the Neuse/ Wings over the Neuse

Freedom Classic

Ducks Unlimited

Coastal Plains Livestock Show and Sell

NWTF & DU Committee Member

Master Chef

Chairman of the North Lenoir HS DU Chapter

Longtime DU Sponsor

David was an Agriculture Education Teacher and FFA Advisor for 34 years. He started his teaching career at Clyde A. Erwin High School in Ashville from 1980-1982. Then he had the opportunity to return home to teach at North Lenoir High School from 1982-2012 and 2016-2017.

Lifelong Educator

National Vocational Agriculture Teachers Outstanding Young Member Award 1986

North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) District 14 President (1993-1994) and Board of Director’s – numerous years

North Carolina FFA Agriscience Teacher of the Year 1994

National FFA Alumni Lifetime Member of North Lenoir

Trained countless number of FFA Teams including Ag Mechanics Tractor Driving Parliamentary Procedure Hunter Safety

Worked with state and national winning proficiency awards

Previous North Lenoir High School teacher of the year

David was a longtime mentor and Master Scout for Boy Scout Troop 555 in Kinston and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Kinston Ward where he served as an Elder. He was a recipient of several Mentor Badges and awards. David helped numerous boy scouts through the years receive their Merit Badges and Eagle Scot achievements.  

A faithful volunteer for the following organizations:

Community Council for the Arts

Kinston-Lenoir County Chamber of Commerce

Downtown Kinston Revitalization

Always available to the community in any capacity, especially helping those businesses and citizens affected by the floods in Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Matthew.

As busy as David was with his volunteering, teaching, and committees, he always made time for his family and friends.

Left to cherish his memory is his long-time companion, Linda Moody Mooring; sons, Matthew Lee Mooring and wife Kelly of Hugo, Daniel Ray Mooring and wife Paige of Kinston; grandchildren, Abel Lee Mooring, Jackson Roger Mooring, and Jett Lee Mooring, and Elizabeth Glynn Mooring; brothers, Donald Mooring and wife Gina of Kinston and John Hancock of Seven Springs; niece, Brooke Nethercutt and husband Nick of Kinston; and nephew Landon Mooring of Kinston.

David also leaves behind his right hand man, his Beagle, Dallas.

David is preceded in death by his mother, Doris Bogey Hancock; and grandparents, Howard and Virginia Bogey.

Funeral will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2023 at North Lenoir High School Auditorium with Bishop Jeff Howard officiating. Visitation will follow the funeral. Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 7, 2023 at Westview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to The CSS Neuse Foundation, INC., P.O. Box 251, Kinston, NC 28502,

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Funeral Service
April 6, 2023

6:00 PM
North Lenoir High School
2400 Institute Road
LaGrange, NC 28551

Visitation To Follow
April 6, 2023

North Lenoir High School
2400 Institute Road
LaGrange, NC 28551

Graveside Service
April 7, 2023

11:00 AM
Westview Cemetery (Kinston, NC)


The CSS Neuse Foundation, INC.
P.O. Box 251, Kinston NC 28502


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