VANDALIA - William J. (Billy) Moore, 62, of Vandalia, passed away Saturday April 20, 2013, at Hospice of Dayton.
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He was born Nov. 29, 1950, in Dayton, Ohio, the son of the late William J. Moore Sr. and Ruth E. Moore.
He graduated from Butler High School in 1969 and went on to graduate from Earlham College in 1973.
He went on to dedicate 30 years to education as a teacher in the Vandalia-Butler City School district. Throughout his career, he coached football, wrestling and baseball at Butler High School and football at Troy High School. He coached his last three years of football at Tippecanoe High School.
He was an avid sportsman, who enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapshooting when he wasn't relaxing at his log home with his three chocolate labs.
William was preceded in death by his parents William J. Moore Sr. and Ruth E. Moore; one brother, Gary; one nephew, Charlie.
He is survived by his wife of almost 36 years, Vicki D. Moore; and daughter, Denise R. Moore and Ryan C. Robertson of Troy, Ohio; three sisters, Linda Pearson of Miamisburg, Connie (Andrew) Davidson of Tipp City and Patricia (Dean) Peters of Vandalia; seven nieces and nephews, Michael (Jeannie) Moore, Robert (Shelia) Pearson, Cora and Lee Davidson, Lauren, Nicholas and William Peters; seven great-nieces and nephews, Sydney, Sierra and Talon Pearson, Lilly and Audrey Pearson, Elise and Elijah Moore.
A celebration of his life for family and friends will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday April 28, 2013, at Tippecanoe High School 615 E. Kessler-Cowlesville Road, Tipp City. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Saturday April 27, 2013, at Tippecanoe High School auditorium.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice of Dayton in William's memory or to the Coach Billy Moore Athletic Fund, care of Tipp City Area Community Foundation, P.O. Box 626, Tipp City, OH 45371; or online at http://www.tippfoundation.org. All donations should be noted "In Memory of Coach Billy Moore."
Arrangements are entrusted to Morton-Whetstone Funeral Home, Vandalia.