GALION, Ohio — Delbert Moore, 90, of Galion, Ohio, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Galion Community Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Born March 13, 1922, in Mud Fork, he was a son of the late Zeffie and Norma Lee Queen Moore. He was preceded in death on February 28, 2009, by his wife, Jean Huff Moore, whom he married on August 31, 1946. Also preceding him in death was one great-grandchild, Brittney Hornikle; three sisters, Arville Moore, Ruby Brogan and Verda Goodall, and one brother, Curtis Moore.
Delbert was a Staff Sargent during World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps and was a Prisoner of War in Japan for three and a half years and survived the Bataan Death March in the Philippines. After his discharge he returned to West Virginia eventually relocating to Ohio where he worked for General Motors and then Republic Steel both in Cleveland. He later owned a Sunoco filling station in Chesapeake, Ohio, then moved to Galion in 1970 and worked for the former Fleetwood Mobile Homes in Crestline and former North Electric in Galion where he was a painter, taking an early retirement.
Delbert was a life member of the V.F.W. Post 4329, American Legion Scarbrough Post 243, AMVETS Post 1979 and the Army-Navy Garrison 987 all in Galion.
Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Charles D. Moore and his companion, Nadine Lozier of Mansfield, Ohio, Daniel E. and Sara Michelle Moore of Bucyrus, Ohio, and William Dean and Lisa Moore of Galion; one daughter, Debra “Debi” Moore of Galion; six grandchildren, Charles Moore, Denise (Scott) Hornikle, Erin Grammer, Jaclyn Danielle Moore, Darcie Moore and William Derek Moore and fiancée Tera Knopsnider; 13 great-grandchildren, Bryan Moore, Claudia Moore, Tiffany Hornikle, Ashley Hornikle, Jarod Grammer, Reba Grammer, Nora Grammer, Gavin Meizer, Zane Kincaid, Holden Davis, Austin Woodard, Donavan Moore and Brooklyn Blaising, and one sister, Lassa Hughes of Huntington.
Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, January 9, at Richardson-Davis Funeral Home in Galion where services will be held at 11 a.m. with Rev. Joe Stafford officiating. Interment will be in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby.
Full military honors will be held by the U.S. Air Force and the Galion/Crestline area veterans organizations during the funeral service.
Memorial contributions may be made to HomeCare Matters Hospice, P.O. Box 327, Galion, Ohio 44833.
Condolences may be left at www.richardsondavis.com
Richardson-Davis Funeral Home of Galion, Ohio, is in charge of the arrangements.