Clifton P. "Red" Moak

Also known as: Captain Red, CP, Cap't, RED, Pappy, The Admiral. Born July 14, 1915 passed on April 14th, 2014 at the age of 98 years young. Born in Converse, LA one of 5 children to Thomas A. & Buelah Williams Moak. Moak is preceded in death by his brothers and sisters: Ellis, James, Leman, Penny and Lillian, his wife Kay and his son Clifton "Pete" Moak. Clifton was born in Converse, Louisiana in 1914 and graduated from Oak Grove High School in 1937. He enlisted in the US Army on November 26, 1941, serving honorably for 4 years; including Europe. Returning to Louisiana in October of 1945, Moak worked for a barge repair service in the Baton Rouge harbor on the Mississippi River and quickly entered into a new venture purchasing Red's Boat Store in 1952. Clifton married his wife of 66 years Katherine Mitchell from Richmond, Indiana in 1942. Their family included two sons, Thomas A. Moak & Clifton P. Moak. His son, Clifton,also served honorably in the United States Army and was killed in action in Vietnam on May 23, 1968. Survived by his son and family Tom. & Roberta West Moak, grandchildren Beth & Cliff Moak, his great nephew Russell Moak and his great grandchildren Carter Philip and Kate Reilly Moak. Captain Red's nearly 100 years of vivid storytelling, generosity and friendship will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A special thanks to Cheryl Nickens, caregiver and friend. Visitation will be held at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA , April 18th from 12:00pm til service time of 2:00pm; burial will immediately follow at Greenoaks Memorial Park.

Funeral Home

Greenoaks Funeral Home
9595 Florida Blvd Baton Rouge, LA 70815
(225) 925-5331

Published in from Apr. 16 to Apr. 18, 2014