Darin Michael Moore began his journey on April 5, 1969, in Springfield, Mo.
Darin graduated from Lewistown (Ill.) High School in 1987 and earned his Masters of Education-Physical Education Degree from Kent State, in Ohio.
He spent the last 17 years at Missouri Southern State University as the Director of Sports Medicine and the Head Athletic Trainer, but even more a mentor, encourager, and friend.
Darin met Stephanie who became the love of his life. A year-and-a-half later they married on July 7, 2007. Darin was an exceptional husband, but an even more amazing dad to Ella Madeline.
In addition he is survived by his mother, Helen Julian, and stepfather, Ed Julian, his Father Terry Moore, his brothers Adam Julian and Nathan Moore; his sister, Lindey Moore. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
He and his family are members of Hope City Church, in Joplin.
Darin loved backpacking, fishing, outdoor activities, showing sheep, sports, and the Cleveland Indians. He never hesitated to help someone and will always be remembered as a very exceptional man with the best smile!
Darin became the best Guardian Angel Heaven has ever gained on November 6, 2017.
Family will receive friends Thursday, at 11:30 a.m. at Hope City Church, Joplin, with service beginning at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at the Lockwood (Mo.) Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Darin Moore Athletic Training Endowment at Missouri Southern State University or the Ella Moore College Scholarship Fund, in care of Arvest Bank, and may be left in care of the mortuary.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary, Joplin
Published on November 8, 2017