Ronald Lee Moats

Ronald Lee Moats, 77, of New Matamoras, OH, formerly of Lumberport, WV, passed away on Friday, July 27, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born on September 4, 1940 in Reynoldsville, WV to the late John William and Marguerite Frances Skinner Moats.

Ronnie worked as a coal miner for Consol Energy and was a member of UMWA Local 1785. He and his wife formerly owned R.J. Cycles in Salem, WV. He loved being outdoors and had hiked and biked all over West Virginia.

Ronnie is survived by his wife of 57 years, Elizabeth Jo Moats, whom he married on September 5, 1961; two daughters, Diana Jo Robinson of FL, Tracy Lee Brown (Joseph) of Salem, WV; a son, John Joseph Moats of New Matamoras, OH; a beloved granddaughter and her husband, Shanna and Shawn Regester of Shady Springs, WV; a great grandson, Logan Ryan Regester of Shady Springs, WV; two sisters, Helen Nay and Ann Richards both of Clarksburg, WV and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Moats and two sisters, Barbara Martin and Ruth Starr.

A graveside service will be held at 1 PM on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Lumberport Lion’s Cemetery, 13380 Main St, Lumberport, WV 26386.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations may be made to Marietta Home Health and Hospice, 450 Pike St., Suite I1, Marietta, OH 45750.

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