Timothy Joseph Moore, loving husband of Susan (Root) Moore, and proud and devoted father of Katharine Christine (26) and Elizabeth Josephine (20), passed away suddenly on Friday, October 5, due to complications from an extended illness.
A resident of Plymouth, OH, Mr. Moore was born on August 9, 1947 in Cincinnati, OH to Joseph A. and Betty (Obanion) Moore. He graduated from Amelia High School in 1965 and served in the United States' Air Force Strategic Air Command from 1966 through 1969.
Following his military service, Mr. Moore realized his boyhood dream of becoming a cowboy when he moved to Texas where he worked training quarter horses and honed his rodeo skills while attending Texas Tech University.
Moore returned to Ohio to continue working in the quarter horse business and after graduating from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Economics, he taught agribusiness at Pioneer Joint Vocational School in Shelby, OH. When The Ohio State University launched its Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Program in 1983, he was selected to be a member of the first LEAD graduating class of 1985.
In the mid 1980's, Moore began producing agricultural programming for WSWR Radio in Shelby, and in 1988, he became the President and General Manager of the Petroleum V. Nasby Corporation, owner of WSWR Radio. Following the sale of WSWR Radio in 1998, Moore launched The Nasby Group to concentrate on the development of specialty publications. For the past decade, Moore has worked as a Certified Business Adviser for the Ohio Region 6 Small Business Development Center , a division of the Ohio Department of Development.
Moore's civic activities included serving for nearly a decade as a charter member and Chairman of the Mercy Hospital Foundation in Willard, OH, an organization that was very near to his heart.
In addition he was a past member and chairman of the Mercy Hospital Board of Trustees; a past vice-president and member of the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce, and a past officer and trustee of the Plymouth Area Historical Society, and member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Plymouth, OH.
In addition to his wife of 28 years and his two daughters, Mr. Moore is survived by two brothers, Lynn A.(Jenny) Moore, of Cincinnati, and John L. Moore, of Suwanee, GA, three nieces and two nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Christine M. Martin; his father, Joseph A. Moore; stepmother, Betty Moore; his mother, Betty M. Rhein, and his stepfather, Robert J. Rhein.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to The Willard Mercy Foundation, The National Kidney Foundation, or the Wounded Warrior Project.
Friends may call on Monday, October 8, 2012 at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. The memorial service will be held on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at The First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Plymouth, at 1 p.m. where Rev. John Wanamaker and Jeffrey Ream will be officiating. Online condolences can be left for the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com.