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LAKELAND - Bill Jo Moore, age 56, of Lakeland, FL, passed away on January 22, 2013, from a stroke.
Bill is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Janice (Merholz); parents Dr. Bill Moore and Joann (Vaughan); loving children: Kyle (Megan) Moore, Kipp (Julia Nel-sen) Moore; treasured grandchildren: Lanna, Landon and Liam; sisters Sherri (Rick) Knez, Debra (Thom) Blanton, Kara (Mike Kiley) Stewart and cherished nieces and nephews: Kris (Megan), Jeff (Jamie), Emily, Kameron, Kendal, Kalli, Aunt Alice and son Michael (Lauren) and Aubrey, Aiden, Amberlee. Bill held a special bond with Janice's family: father and mother-in-law Jane and Dennis Merholz (deceased); brothers-in-law: Martin (Rhonda), Jim (Angie), Bill (Jane); sister-in-law Kathy; and nieces and nephews: Nick (Jenny), Stephanie (Ben), Keegan, Lauren, Kelly, Dan, Robert, Kaitlin and Nolan. Bill is preceded in death by his grandparents: Glenn and Ruth Moore and Orval and Zella Vaughan.
Bill found so much joy in coaching all children in many different sports, most important was the joy he found spending time with his cherished family and close friends. He obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical education from Tusculum College in Greenville, TN.
A celebration of his life will be on February 2, 2013 at 4PM at Santa Fe Catholic Gymnasium, 3110 US Hwy. 92, Lakeland. In lieu of flowers, the family has set up an education fund in the name of Bill's grandchildren. Please contact Kipp Moore at
firstname.lastname@example.org or donations can be received at 701 South Howard Ave., Suite 106, Box 448, Tampa, FL, 33606.
Published in Ledger from Jan. 27 to Jan. 29, 2013