Herbert H. Moore, 85, Vinton, Ohio passed away Monday, April 26, 2021 at his home with his family by his side. The son of the late Porter and Katheryn Chesher Moore, he was born June 20, 1935 in Haydenville, Ohio.
A graduate of Logan High School, Logan, Ohio, Herb received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Rio Grande in 1960. He continued his education to receive a Master’s Degree in Education in 1963 also at the University of Rio Grande as well as an Associates Degree in Arts and Science from the Cincinnati School of Mortuary Science in 1969.
He began his career as an Elementary Teacher in 1960 at the Fairborn City Schools, Fairborn, Ohio where he later served as Principal until 1968. Upon his graduation from Mortuary School, he began his career in 1970 as a Funeral Director/Embalmer at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Homes, Vinton and Gallipolis, where he proudly served families until his passing in 2021.
Herb was continually active in the community throughout his life. His memberships include Vinton Baptist Church – where he served on the Deacon Board for over 40 years; 50 Year Member of Vinton Masonic Lodge #131; Valley of Columbus Scottish Rites, Gallipolis Shrine Club and a 50 Year Member of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association.
He married Jean Adair McCoy Moore August 14, 1960 in Vinton, Ohio and together they shared 60 years of marriage. Jean survives with their sons: Joe and Sarah Evans Moore and Jared and Beth Moore, both of Bidwell, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Melissa Moore Pyles and Steve Pyles, Gallipolis, Ohio and their grandchildren: Michael Moore, Gallipolis, Ohio; Marcus Moore, Cincinnati, Ohio; Owen Moore, Chicago, Illinois; Leia Moore, Bellevue, Ohio and Brody Moore and Avery Moore, both of Bidwell, Ohio. Also surviving are extended family members Jimmy Steel, Gallipolis, Ohio and his daughters Julie (Randy) Nolan and Jinger Vaughn; Dora Coleman and Sue (Jack) Goodwin, both of Charleston, West Virginia and special friends, Fred and Charlie Workman, Gallipolis, Ohio.
In addition to his parents, Herb was preceded in death by a son, Jay H. Moore and brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul and Bonnie Moore and Jim and Ann Moore.
Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 PM Saturday, May 1, 2021 in the Vinton Baptist Church, 11818 SR 160 Vinton, Ohio with Rev. Heath Jenkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Vinton Memorial Park, Vinton. Family and friends may call at the church Friday 5:00-8:00 PM and Saturday Noon to the service time of 1:00 PM. Masonic service will be conducted by the Vinton F & AM Lodge #131 at 8:00 PM.
In lieu of floral expressions of sympathy, the family requests these memorial gifts to be sent in Herb’s memory to:
The Vinton Baptist Deacons Fund 11818 SR 160 Vinton OH 45686
PLEASE NOTE: To respect the safety of the family and in accordance with CDC Regulations and current COVID-19 Pandemic Protocol, face coverings are required, and social distancing is requested in the church during visitation and funeral services. We respectfully ask that visitors not linger during the visitation hours. We and the family thank you for this consideration.
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Vinton Baptist Church Deacon Fund
11818 SR 160, Vinton OH 45631