Palmer "Stub" Moore, 79, of Worthington, OH passed away Sunday, October 10th, 2021. Born in Ithaca, NY on October 20, 1941, Palmer graduated from Penn Yan Academy graduating class 1959 and studied engineering and electronics at Mohawk Community College and University of Buffalo. He also served as Chief Gunnery Officer in the US Navy from years 1960 to 1966.
He was survived by his beloved life partner Juliann Breeding; Mother, Frances Hinson; sister, Marlene Ouellette; children, Paul Pulver (wife Cindy Ion), Matheau Moore, Marlene Moore, and Clayton Moore (fiancé Gina Chorn); grandchildren, Michael Pulver (wife Melissa Pulver), Matheau Pulver; mother of Marlene and Clayton, Deirdre Moore (husband Ed Ritzel). Also survived by many extended family members. Preceded in death by father, Palmer Eugene Moore; son, Brian Moore; grandchildren, Palmer Brian Moore, Joseph Jonathon Moore; great grandson, Caleb Pulver; husband of Marlene Ouellette, Greg Ouellette; wife of Matheau Moore, Emily Noble; and mother of Brian and Matteau, Roxanne Moore.
Palmer Moore was a legend: charismatic, energetic and unstoppable. With the most exuberant smile, Palmer's passion for life brought laughter and joy to hearts all over the country, proudly promoting pickleball and finger style guitar all along the way. Palmer had a deep and devoted love for being with family; he loved making pizza, playing golf, watching the Buffalo Bills, spending the summers in his hometown lake, Keuka Lake, and spending early springs in Florida. He was the founder of Ohio Fingerstyle Guitar Club; was inducted into the Thumb Picker's National Hall of Fame in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky; stage manager of the Thumb Picker's room annually at Chet Atkins Appreciation society; organized and played in the Finger Style Guitar sessions on Tuesday nights at Scotty McBeans and then later the McConnell Arts Center; organizer of the Penn Yan Academy '59 class reunions. Palmer worked for Mohawk Data, helped develop and sell a voice answering network, then worked at JTS and later owned a consulting company, Worldwide Computer People, prior to retirement. Palmer was very active in Worthington Rotary, received a Paul Harris Fellow recognition, Linworth United Methodist Church, Linworth Alternative High School, PTA, McConnell Arts Center, active with local civic and political organizations, instrumental in establishing the Worthington skate park complex, and pickleball courts throughout the U.S. Palmer was the most encouraging and supportive person and a friend to all in addition to being one of the most unique individuals in the world, one that will never be forgotten, and one that will certainly be missed by all.
Funeral arrangements will be held on Sunday, October 17th. Visitation will be from 11am - 1pm with a small ceremony at 12:30 to celebrate memories from loved ones and two songs. Celebration of life will follow from 1pm - 3pm. Funeral will take place at the Schoedinger Funeral home at 6699 N. High St. in Worthington, OH 43085.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the following places that Palmer loved:
Thumb Picker's Hall of Fame
C/O Joe Hudson
95 Kinney Lane
Greenville, KY 42345
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
PO Box 400
Powell, OH 43065
Published by Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Services - Worthington on Oct. 13, 2021.