William Alan Moore, 49, of Payne, passed away suddenly on Saturday, January 20, 2018
Bill was born in Van Wert on December 30, 1968.
Bill was a talented journeyman carpenter who loved the outdoors but God & his family always came before his needs.
He will be sadly missed by his wife, Shandonn (Cole) Moore, whom he married September 21, 1991; children, Zachary, Riley, Ellie, Eli & Samuel Moore; parents, Gary & Carolyn (Webb) Moore; sisters, Joy (Nelson) English & Jennifer (Sean) Bergman.
His funeral service is 11 AM with viewing one hour prior on Tuesday, January 30th at Payne Church of the Nazarene, 509 Orchard St, Payne, Ohio.
Viewing is also Monday, 2-4 & 6-8 pm at Payne Church of the Nazarene.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are to Shandonn Moore, PO Box 452, Antwerp, Ohio 45813.
Fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com
Flowers and other tributes may be delivered Monday between 9 am and 11 am to the Payne church of the Nazarene.
There was no one quite like Bill Moore in the hearts of those who knew and
loved him. A selfless and loving man, Bill knew no greater joy than the
love of family and his Lord, although his love and appreciation for the
outdoors was never far behind. Bill enjoyed the friendships of many and
would do anything to lend a helping hand. He liked a good debate, and he
loved conservative politics. In his core, Bill was very patriotic and
loved his country and the freedoms many take for granted. With ways all
his own, he added much to the lives around him and will be deeply missed.
Although his time with us was all too brief, Bill leaves behind a lasting
legacy of love, kindness and care always to be remembered.
The year 1968 was a time of mixed blessings throughout the United States
and beyond. It was during these times when the birth of William Alan
Moore on December 30, 1968 filled the hearts of his family with joy. Born
at Van Wert County Hospital in Van Wert, Ohio, young William “Billy” grew
up in northwestern Ohio alongside his two sisters, Joy and Jennifer.
Bill attended the local schools and went on to Fairview High School near
Sherwood, Ohio. Having enjoyed a childhood typical of his generation, Bill
found his share of mischief, too. His family often joked that Bill should
have had his own nameplate on the principal’s office door at Fairview,
because he was there so often! During his youth he enjoyed many
adventures with lifelong friends, better known and referred to as his
“brothers”. These special bonds continued throughout their lives.
During high school he also had the opportunity to attend Four County
Career Center, where during summer school, Bill met the love of his life,
Shandonn Cole. They dated for over a year and graduated together in 1987.
Deeply in love, they were never far from one another’s side, and on
September 21, 1991 in Bryan, Ohio, Bill and Shandonn celebrated vows of
marriage. One of the happiest days of his life, Bill was elated when they
began a family of their own. Blessed with five children, Zachary came
first, followed by Riley, and their precious daughter, Ellie, whom always
put a sparkle in Bill’s eye; two more sons Eli and Samuel completed their
From his earliest years, Bill loved anything to do with being outdoors
which was his lifelong passion. Over the years and beyond he loved to
hunt, fish, and trap. Always seeking out the “big buck”, Bill hunted
mostly deer, which went hand-in-hand with his knowledge and interest in
guns. Later in life this very interest became quite a hobby for Bill as he
often bought guns to restore, either collecting or reselling them.
Bill came to know his Lord and Savior in a personal way in 2001. Quite a
turning point in his life and heart, Bill considered himself extremely
blessed. In many ways, Bill lived a life of faith through his kind deeds,
caring heart, hard work ethic and devotion to those entrusted to his care.
Bill was a true example of a family man. Nothing made Bill happier than
being surrounded by his wife and children. His family pets, Lucy, Eddie,
Piper and Miss Kitty also played an important role in the Moore family.
Bustling with activity, their home welcomed the kid’s friends and Bill
never hesitated being involved in the lives of his children, especially
their involvement with their high school team, the Wayne Trace Raiders.
He was sure to never miss any of their sporting events.
Music was also very important to Bill. He loved all types, but David
Gilmore and Pink Floyd were especially influential in his life. He shared
his passion of music with his children as well, attending recitals, band
concerts and jam sessions. Shandonn and Zack cherish memories of
attending David Gilmore concerts in Chicago and in New York City.
Family trips and vacations were always a delight for Bill. He loved to
travel, and their families east coast vacation last year was certainly a
time to remember. Other destinations included Mackinaw Island, Northern
Michigan, Niagara Falls, and Hawaii just to mention a few. Their trip to
Hawaii was indeed the most memorable as well as the most meaningful of
their vacations together. When his son, Riley was diagnosed with a brain
tumor in 2009, the Make-A-Wish Foundation afforded Bill and his family
this unforgettable trip in 2010. This trip meant so very much to Bill and
they always intended on a return trip there in the future.
When Bill began his trade of choice in 1996, he gave it his all and then
some. His great carpentry skills and hard work really paid off as he made
quite a name for himself as a successful journeyman carpenter. He was
involved in the construction and reconstruction of many hospitals and
schools in Northwest Ohio and in the Northeast Indiana areas. In 1998 he
built their family home in Ney, Ohio and he spent many years remodeling
and restoring their current house in Payne. Throughout his career, Bill
was thankful for the talent God provided him with and the steady flow of
work that came his way.
With quiet faith, Bill Moore lived a fulfilling and grateful life
surrounded by those who meant the most to him. He was a devoted husband
and a proud, loving father. Bill took interest in and cared about the
little things in life. He never took for granted that for which he was
blessed, and he sought the Lord in every direction. The outdoors continued
to be his sanctuary and a place where he found respite. These are the very
things which Bill will be remembered, and although he has gone much too
soon from love’s embrace, the heart of Bill Moore will be remembered
deeply and fondly.
William “Bill” Alan Moore, age 49, of Payne, Ohio died on Saturday,
January 20, 2018. His family includes his parents Gary and Carolyn Moore
and wife Shandonn; children, Zachary, age 23 serving in the U.S. Navy,
Riley age 21, Ellie age 16, Eli age 15, and Samuel age 12; his sisters,
Joy (Nelson) English and Jennifer (Sean) Bergman.
His funeral service is 11 AM with viewing one hour prior on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Payne Church of the Nazarene, 509 Orchard St, Payne, Ohio. Viewing is also Monday, January 29, 2018 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at Payne Church of the Nazarene. In lieu of flowers, memorials are to Shandonn Moore, PO Box 452, Antwerp, Ohio 45813. Fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com