Adam Moore

July 04, 1946 ‒ October 29, 2009

Marion, Ohio

Adam Moore, age 63, of Marion, went to be with the Lord on Thursday morning, October 29, 2009, at his residence surrounded by his family.

On July 4, 1946, Adam was born in Lexington, Kentucky, the son of the late Eligie D. and Essie May (Cantrell) Moore. In 1969, he and his family relocated to Marion to find work.

For many years, Adam worked as an oil driller for several companies.

Later in life, Adam served the Lord as a minister at the Victory Chapel in Highland Bend.

Always having a house full, Adam loved to be surrounded by his family and friends. The other children of the neighborhood were there so often, he practically “adopted them.” While everyone was “hanging out,” they would play all sorts of card games, especially Texas Hold’Em.

With a love of sports, Adam was a huge fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cincinnati Bengals. “Always talking like a coach,” he assisted in teaching his boys how to play baseball and was known to get his son’s attention from the bleachers during their track meets.

Having a heart of gold, Adam was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.

Adam will be dearly missed by his wife, Bonnie (Friley) Moore, whom he married on December 3, 1971; five sons: Clayton (Karma) Moore of Marion, Aaron (Crystal) Moore of Tampa, Florida, John (Amanda) Moore of Marion, Cecil (Trista) Moore of Marion, June Bug Conn of Portsmouth; two daughters: Angie Frost of Delaware, and Opal Collinsworth of Ashland, Kentucky; 23 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; two brothers: Ray (Marilyn) Moore of Marion, and Don (Corina) Moore of Portsmouth; four sisters: Ollie Bass, Mandy Dunn, Wanda Pennington, and Diane (John) Jones, all of Marion.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by infant twins, a son, Willard Conn; a grandson, Justin Conn; four brothers: Bill, Clyde, Robert, and George Moore; and one sister, Kathern Allen.

The Moore family will greet friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 4, 2009, at the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home, 360 E. Center St., Marion. Services celebrating his life will also be held there on Thursday at 1:00 p.m., with his daughter, Pastor Opal Collinswoath officiating. Burial will follow at Grand Prairie Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Adam’s family asks that donations be made to the funeral home to assist with funeral expenses.

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