Obituary for James A. Moore III
Well-known and well-loved East Liverpool resident James A. “Jim” Moore III passed away at the age of 83 on Friday afternoon, April 21, 2017 at Heritage Valley in Beaver. Although he was suffering from poor health in recent years, he did his best to live life to the fullest.
A son of the late James A. Moore, Jr. and Opal L. Brown Moore, Jim was born on March 30, 1934 in Jerusalem, Ohio. He was a proud 1952 graduate of East Liverpool High School, and had been an active member of the ELHS Alumni Association and was very involved in class events and reunions.
He learned the value of hard work as a young boy and his work ethic continued throughout his life, especially after becoming owner and proprietor of several full service stations in downtown, where he worked every day until his retirement in 1996.
In his free time, Jim loved spending time boating on the river near Babb’s Island, and was a licensed pilot; he based his airplane out of Herron Airport, where he served as treasurer. Although he may have had a tough exterior, he had a soft heart when it came to animals, especially dogs and horses. But in his later years, his passion became following all the activities of his grandkids, and he was perhaps their biggest supporter.
He is already deeply missed by his daughter, Christy Carr and her husband, Ralph, of East Liverpool; and by his two sons, Randy Moore, also of East Liverpool, and Kip Moore of Washington, MO. His beloved grandchildren include Timothy McGeehan and his wife, Amber; Marc Moore and his wife, Tiffany; Brandon Carr and his companion, Kala Heaton; Cory Carr, Kristopher Carr, Emily Moore, Randy Moore, Jr., Connie Carr, Dina Carr and Tina Carr. There are also seven great-grandchildren: Reed McGeehan, Timmy McGeehan, Hannah Moore, Marc Moore, Jr., Jackson Liermann, Adalynn Carr, and Nicholas Emia.
Jim leaves behind his three sisters as well: Lindra Broomhall and her husband, Vincent, of Iuka, MS; Sherry Lynn Shepherd and her husband, Greg, of Piketon, OH; and Kelly Lee Eldridge and her husband, Nylan, of Atoka, OK; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Jim also remained friends with his first wife and mother of his children, Bobbie Moore.
His loyal companion, Linda Householder, also survives in Wellsville.
Friends may visit at the Dawson Funeral Home on Wednesday, where the family will be present from 2 to 8 p.m.
Jim’s grandson, Marc Moore, will officiate at a funeral service to be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Friends and family will gather at the Dawson Family Center immediately following the service for a continued time of fellowship.
Those wishing to do so may make contributions in Jim’s memory to the East Liverpool High School Alumni Association General Fund, 216 East Fourth Street, East Liverpool, OH 43920 or consider giving a gift to an animal shelter of choice.