WHIPPLE, Ohio - Allen David Moore, 61, of Stanleyville Road, Whipple, died at 1:51 p.m. on Sunday (Dec. 14, 2008) at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
He was born July 2, 1947, in Washington County, Ohio, to the late Harold and Margaret Born Moore. He was a graduate of Marietta City Schools in 1965. He served in the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1968, serving in the Vietnam War. Allen retired from Cecil I. Walker Machinery in Parkersburg after 39 years as a heavy equipment mechanic. He was a member of Fearing Volunteer Fire Department where he served as a firefighter and E.M.T. for 27 years. He was also a member of Little Muskingum Watershed, Mid-Ohio Valley Steam and Antique Power Club and Whipple Grange 2186, and coached various youth sports and 4-H clubs for many years. He also was an alumni member of Marietta FFA, where he taught tractor trouble shooting class for more than 20 years with several teams advancing to state with one team earning first in 2005.
Allen is survived by his wife, Becky Ann McConnell Moore, whom he married June 19, 1971; children, Scott (Molly) Moore, Beth (Dave) Bauerbach, and Ray (Trisha) Moore, all of Whipple; and 11 grandchildren, Geneva, Alle and Travis Moore, Alex, Kari, Emma and Brett Bauerbach, Hailey, Anna and Mac Moore, all of Whipple, and Trinity West of Texas. Also surviving are one brother, Gerald (Norma) Moore of Whipple; sister-in-law, Karen (Keith) Oliver of Marietta; brother-in-law, Keith (Carolyn) McConnell; also several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Rhoda Guckert and Sharon Hall; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Harold and Geneva McConnell.
Allen was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was loved deeply by his family and friends. He loved spending time with his grandchildren playing hide and seek, camping and working with his team of halflingers horses. He also enjoyed demonstrating his antique equipment.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 20, 2008) at Hadley Funeral Home, Reno Chapel, 1021 Pike St., with burial to follow at East Lawn Memorial Park with full military rites. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Donations may be made to Fearing Township Fire Department or a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made to hadleyfuneralhomes.com .