Carl Moots

LAKEVIEW - Carl R. Moots, 94, of Lakeview, OH passed away April 3, 2017 at Lima Memorial Health System.

He was born on November 28, 1922 in East Liberty, OH to the late James Alonzo and Sylvia M. Lowe Moots. On March 26, 1951, he married Kathleen E. Johnston and they were married for 53 years, until her death on June 26, 2004. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Ray and five brothers-in-law.

He is survived by three sons, Keith (Peggy) Moots, of Lakeview, Kevin (Carolyn) Moots of Franklin, TN and Kyle (Pam Berry) Moots of Bellefontaine, OH, four grandchildren, Amby (Steve) Wallace, Bryan (Lori) Moots, Colton Moots and CJ Moots, three step grandchildren, Amber Lane, Ben (Julie) Jordan and Susannah Jordan Odle, three great grandchildren, Ashleigh Wallace, Emaleigh Wallace and Bostyn Moots, nine step great grandchildren, Anthony Lane, Cassandra Lane Hoffman, Jared Salyer, Jacob Salyer, Emma Jordan, Brody Jordan, Bernnen Odle and Keegan Odle, two sisters, Mildred Imogene Moots of Bellefontaine and Marilyn (Don) Williams of Nebraska and two sisters-in-law, Mary Johnston of Lakeview, and Mable Johnston of Jackson Center, OH, a brother-in-law, Ross (Sadie) Johnston of Wapakoneta, OH and several nieces and nephews.

Carl was a crane and heavy equipment operator in Lima, OH and then worked for the Indian Lake Water Pollution Control for 22 years until his retirement in 1988. After he retired he co-owned and operated the NAPA store in Lakeview. In Carl's 94 years there were so many things he did and so many things he watched change in the world. His stories were amazing to hear, and if you sat still, he could talk for hours.

He was especially proud of his children and loved visiting with his grandchildren and great grandchildren as he said they kept him young. Carl lived a long wonderful life, and we hope that you were lucky enough to hear one of his many stories.

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Carl's Doctors, Universal Home Health and Hospice, the ILEMS and everyone at LMH.

Reverend Bryan Meadows will begin funeral services at 2:00 pm, Friday, April 7, 2017 at SHOFFSTALL FUNERAL HOME NORTH CHAPEL 115 N. Main St., Lakeview. with visitation from 12-2 pm. Burial is in Huntsville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given in his name to Universal Home Health and Hospice.

Arrangements are in the care of Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview. Condolences may be expressed at

Published in Weekly Currents from Apr. 6 to Apr. 7, 2017
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