Daniel Casey Moore

Daniel Casey Moore, 52, passed peacefully on December 1st, 2022, at Overland Park Regional Hospital, surrounded by loving friends and family.

Casey was born on February 3rd, 1970, in Dallas, Texas to Molly Mulloy and Philip Austin Moore.  Needless to say, he was a lifelong and VERY passionate Cowboys fan! Casey resided in Kansas (Wichita, Lawrence, and Overland Park) most of his life with the exciting and adventurous exception of Saipan, Mariana Islands, from 1975-’79. In Saipan, he happily discovered a love of all things the beautiful Pacific Island could offer: salty breeze, blue ocean and warm sand.

Casey certainly lived a full life at full throttle. At age 5 he took apart the family vacuum cleaner – and put it back together!  It only got better from there, to remote control planes and about a dozen Porsche 911’s he rebuilt and “raced” down secluded country roads.  His natural ability and passion for how “fun” things worked kept his life energized and full. He greatly enjoyed his 34-year computer career as an innovative IT professional for several Kansas City companies.

Casey’s greatest passion, however, was his son, Stephen Moore (21),  of whom he was very proud. They were best friends and spent many happy hours together driving/riding in Porsches, sharing a mutual love of hobbies, or just hanging out.  Casey was married twice, first to Stephanie Coon, Stephen’s mother, and later to Leigh Ann Lantis, mother of his stepson Joe Lantis.

Casey loved to get up early and make his famous Eggs Benedict for Steve and any other guests that happened by. His second calling was in the kitchen or back yard on the smoker where he made incredible BBQ worthy of the city, he called home.  This was followed closely by his entertaining mimicry talent, especially impersonations of actor Christopher Walken and comedian Jim Breuer.  Friends and family laughed until we cried on numerous occasions while enjoying the wonderful aroma of Casey’s cooking and his hilarious humor.

Casey is survived by his son, Stephen, of the home; by his stepson, Joe Lantis, Ottawa;  his mother, Molly Mulloy, Lawrence KS;  his father, Philip Moore  (Debby), Celina, TX;   his brother Michael Kelly Moore and nephew Ethan,  Carlsbad, CA; his sister Susan (Michael) Turrentine, Basehor, KS; brother David Oxandale, and nieces London, Lily and Adeline Oxandale of Overland Park, KS; brother Zach Moore (Leah) of Eastchester, NY; stepbrother Richard Claypool, Celina, TX;  his closest friends Fred Todd, Chris Randolph, and Kyle Walker plus aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Casey’s name may be made for his surviving son, Stephen Moore,  c/o Warren McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th St, Lawrence KS 66044. There will be no formal service; his organs were donated to Midwest Transplant Network. Ashes will be distributed later at some of his favorite places.  A celebration for family and friends will be held in the spring with Casey’s favorite BBQ and music.

14 Condolences

  1. James Sanford Norris on December 6, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    Dear Phil,
    So sorry for your loss. Just concentrate on getting well now and this too will pass. Well most of it anyway.
    You know I love you brother.

  2. Tracy Bennett(Bouska) on December 6, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    My condolences to all of the family and his friends in this untimely passing. I will never forget Casey, he was my first love ❤️ His loss leaves an empty place in all of us that knew him. May the great memories he left with all of us hold dear till we meet him again.

  3. Mette (Andersen) Kramer on December 6, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    I’m so very sorry to hear this news. Condolences to his family and friends.

  4. Vance Apple on December 6, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    Condolences to Phil and family. May God
    comfort during this difficult time.

  5. Kyle Givens on December 6, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    My sincere condolences to Molly, Kelly, Susan & David and the rest of the family. Casey will be missed by all that knew him. Casey was the first friend I made when we moved to town. Until we meet again old friend….

  6. Kimberly Shepard (Stemmerman) on December 7, 2022 at 12:24 am

    So sorry for your loss. I had KC in several classes at LHS. Great guy! RIP

  7. Zac Marrs on December 7, 2022 at 1:30 am

    I am so very sorry and offer my sincere condolences to KC’s family. We knew each other from elementary – high school (LHS). Very nice guy with a great sense of humor. I wish family and friends strength and fond memories.
    Take care of each other.

  8. Karen (Braine) Nielsen on December 7, 2022 at 5:05 pm

    I am so sorry about the loss of KC. He was such a kind person and kept us laughing in high school. Condolences to his family-gone too soon and he will be terribly missed.

  9. Matthew schneweis on December 7, 2022 at 10:28 pm

    For the year i knew KC he always was full of fun and energy from his movie quotes to listening to old hip hop and having a sing and dance party on certain occasions he truly has had an impact on me and everyones life he will missed greatly

  10. Aunt Cherie on December 12, 2022 at 5:45 pm

    Love you, Stephen. Lots of hugs.

  11. Melissa Schneweis on December 13, 2022 at 8:51 am

    I am sending my heartfelt condolences to all of KC’s family and friends and especially Steve. I will always cherish the wonderful memories we had together. He was always able to make me laugh and feel special. He will forever hold a special place in my heart. Rest in peace dear sweet KC.

  12. Dayle Gregg Hodges on December 15, 2022 at 11:26 pm

    So very sorry for you and your family, Molly and Suzy.

  13. Tammi Mann-Weems on December 16, 2022 at 2:22 pm

    So very sorry to hear of KC’s passing. I am glad we had the opportunity to reconnect with mutual friends this summer. He will be missed by so many.

  14. Jan Abbott Brown on December 24, 2022 at 8:12 am

    We are so sorry to hear about Casey. I remember being around Kelly and Casey when they came to visit Ike and Eloise in Dallas. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

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