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LaHaunn Eugene Moore

Retired Navy Chief, Pastor

LaHaunn was born in Nashville, TN and was preceded in death by his mother, LaDoris Sales, father, Frank Moore, brother, VonCletus Moore, and grandmother, Rose Sales. As a child, LaHaunn was recognized for his intelligence; he was well-mannered and independent. He graduated at the top of his class at Pearl Cohn Comprehensive High School in 1997 before enlisting in the Navy that same year.
LaHaunn had a distinguished career in the Navy, reaching the rank of Chief Petty Officer and earning 8 achievement medals, 3 meritorious unit commendations, 4 Navy “E” Ribbons, 2 National Defense Service Medals, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Kosovo Campaign Medal, an Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and a Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. LaHaunn also received honors related to Military Outstanding Volunteer Service.
While in the Navy, LaHaunn earned several degrees: a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Education, a Master of Business Administration in Leadership degree from Trident University, and a Master of Arts in Theology and Master of Arts in Divinity degrees from Fuller Theological University. LaHaunn served the Navy and his country honorably before retiring after 20 years of service in 2017.
After retirement, LaHaunn enjoyed civilian life while working in retail, coaching chess, teaching for Columbia College, and serving as a business consultant. LaHaunn was also a faithful servant in several churches across the Seattle, Washington region. He also served as a chaplain for the VA Hospital in Seattle and Metropolitan Ministries in Tampa, where he shared words of hope alongside many patients and families and helped to build community with people from all walks of life. LaHaunn was well-known for his sense of style and fashion, extensive library, and infectious smile.
LaHaunn was especially proud of the publications and podcasts he produced to spread God’s word to others. The messages he shared on social media will remain a part of his legacy.

LaHaunn traveled the world, visiting more than 25 countries across 6 continents, touching many lives as a naval officer, as a pastor, as a disciple of Jesus Christ, and a servant of God. LaHaunn is dearly loved and will be missed by aunts, Rondia Sales and Grace Jones; uncle, Nathan Sales; a host of aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews; church members; and friends around the world. A scholarship for achieving high school students will be established in honor of LaHaunn’s memory, a fund he planned to create to positively impact young people. Visitation Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 6-7pm with funeral to follow at Ephesians Primitivite Baptist Church 1506 22nd Ave. North


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Guestbook

Chief Moore was my Recruit Division Commander in boot camp, like the rest of the guys in my division would say, he was the toughest one but you can tell he was tough because he cared and wanted to prepare us for the fleet. Out of the three RDCs, he's the one that made an impression to me as to what a Sailor should be. We kept in touch through social media, we talked about cars and shoes, he loves his Jordan 1s and I admired his collection. He will be missed, my condolences to his family and love ones. Rest In Peace Chief!

Robert Rubi Mar 18 2022 7:44 PM

Chief Moore was my RDC in 2009. He prepared me for my time in the navy he was fierce and ferocious, but I respected him greatly. He was the one who gave me my navy ball cap, an innocuous act to those who do not know, but it meant allot to me. I wish his family the best and am saddened to find a his out so late, but
I will say, he was a significant role model in my navy career and the lessons he passed on still bear fruit today. Thank you for your time and your service. Rest In Peace.

Brett Costa Mar 18 2022 6:50 PM

A candle was lit in memory of LaHaunn Moore

Joselyn Sabas Feb 12 2022 10:25 AM

Haunn was a great person and a dear friend. I will miss him.

Liliana Wheeler Dec 24 2021 4:38 PM

LaHaunn was the very best person I have ever met. He was a good friend to our family, and led us closer to Jesus as a pastor. He baptized my husband and I in 2019 and cared deeply about our personal salvation. He was a very bright light to so, so many in the Greater Seattle region. He will be dearly missed, and memories of his smile and warmth will live on in our hearts. God bless all of the family and friends around the world who are grieving his loss. Praise God that LaHaunn is with Jesus, and that we will see him again in heaven!

The Q's Dec 21 2021 2:40 AM