James Moore

James "Jim" Moore

MANSFIELD: James "Jim" Moore, 84, of Mansfield was called home to join his Saviour on March 4, 2014. Jim was born November 1, 1929 in Fredricktown, PA to Harry C. and Edna (Mitts) Moore. Jim retired from General Motors in 1999 after 45 years of service. He was a member of the WEMR department but was proud to have been elected to various positions for UAW Local 549. Jim was proud to have served several terms as shop chairman and continued in the role of chairman of the retirees until his health prevented it this past year. Jim attended church at Crossroads and was a member of United Auto Workers, Masonic Temple of Mansfield, Sons and Daughters of Herman, AMVETS, and The VFW. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Jim seemed to have friends everywhere he went and he always loved having fun up at Lake Erie whether it was fishing, boating or just enjoying the beach or his trailer. In his youth he had a wild streak and those stories would prove entertaining to his grandchildren for a lifetime.

He was a determined man who dedicated himself to the things he felt strongly about. That list was long and was topped by his loving wife of 36 years, Judy Moore of Mansfield; other survivors include his son, James Jr. (Amy) Moore of Lexington; daughter, Brenda (Russ) White of Mansfield; step-son, Randy (Cheri) Deems of Ontario; step-daughter, Cindy (Jake) Troupe of Lucas; fourteen grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; brother, Donald (Betty) Moore of Lexington; brother in-law, Ron (Deb) Andrews; sisters in-law, Tammie Andrews of Ashland, Kathy Zediker of PA, Sandy Munro of Mansfield, and Eleanor Moore of FL; former son in-law, Matt Patzak of FL; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other very good friends and relatives.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Patricia Patzak; brother, Robert Moore; sister, Peg (Ray) Gillis; and brothers in-law, Dick Zediker and Roy Stanley.

Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 1-4 p.m. at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington Springmill Rd., Ontario. Funeral services, conducted by Pastor Deering Dyer, will begin at 4:00 p.m. Military services conducted by the Richland County Joint Veteran's Burial Detail will be held at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in honor of his sister in-law to The Sandy Munro Fund, 1679 State Route 60, Ashland, OH 44805 or in honor of his great grandchildren to the Mid Ohio (JDRF) Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 1550 Old Henderson Rd., Suite N-160, Columbus, OH 43220.

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Funeral Home

Wappner Funeral Directors & Crematory
100 S Lexington-Springmill Rd Ontario, OH 44906
(419) 529-2323

Published in the News Journal on Mar. 7, 2014