Charles R. “Coach” Moot

August 26, 1944 ‒ September 09, 2006

Lewis Center, Ohio

Charles R. “Coach” Moot, age 62 of Fort Worth, TX finished his fight against ALS on Saturday, September 9, 2006 with his family by his side.

A longtime resident of Texas and Oklahoma he was an educator as well as a football coach, having coached at both the high school and collegiate levels. Beginning at high school in Cohoes, NY and several schools in Oklahoma, his collegiate career included Northwestern Oklahoma State University before moving on to Texas and UTEP, Sam Houston State, and Howard Payne Universities.

His love of youth and commitment to enriching their lives on and off the football field, lead him to Southwestern Texas High School in Ft. Worth, from which he retired in 2005.

Born on August 26, 1944 in Lockport, NY to the late Peter and June (Church) Moot. He was a graduate of Wilson High School in 1963 and Ithaca College where he played football. He also served in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam Conflict.

Charlie loved people, and held a passion for football and building character through its coaching. Because of his strong faith and unconditional acceptance and compassion for others he was an inspiration to everyone he knew.

He leaves a tremendous legacy and is survived by siblings: Priscilla Moot of Lewis Center with whom he resided during his illness, Peter (Zada) Moot of Holland Patent, NY, Lucy (Tim) Kraatz of Union, KY, Step-siblings: Cheryl (Dan) Kammon of Kenmore, NY, Rick (Cyndi) Farnham of Las Vegas, NV, Gary (Darlene) Farnham of Ransomville, NY, Bruce Farnham of Cheektowaga, NY , Nieces, Nephews, Great-nieces and nephews, students, and players.

Also preceded in death by step-mother of 26 years: Betty.

Memorial services will be held 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006 at Wedgwood Baptist Church, 5522 Whitman Ave., Ft. Worth, TX with Brother Al Meredith officiating.

Local arrangements entrusted to DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Delaware.

An additional memorial service will be held 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2006 at the St. John’s Episcopal Church in Wilson, New York. Inurment will follow in the Corwin Cemetery in Newfane, New York.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to ALS for Research, 1810 MacKenzie Dr., Suite 120, Columbus, OH 43220.

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