G.E. “Tiny” Moore
October 05, 1916 ‒ February 29, 2012
G. E. “Tiny” Moore, passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 29, 2012. He was born Oct. 5, 1916 in Springfield, OH, to the late William L and Goldie (Hackworth) Moore. He graduated from Harding High School in 1934. In 1942, he married Donna L. Schneider, and they enjoyed 53 years together.
Tiny joined the US Coast Guard in 1942, shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor. His training eventually led him to Honolulu, HI, where he served as a US Navy Shore Patrolman and worked with the Honolulu Police Dept’s vice squad and US Federal Agents. He was discharged in 1945. He was a proud veteran and honored to have his name inscribed on the WWII Memorial Monument.
Tiny graduated with the 21st Academy Class of the Ohio State Highway Patrol in 1946. He retired as Commander of the Bucyrus Patrol Post in 1968, after 22 yrs of service. His service with the Patrol included assignments in Findley, Lima, Perrysburg, Marion, Cleveland, and General Headquarters in Columbus. In Marion, he was fondly known as “The Singing Patrolman” and performed at various civic, community, and military functions, including many Veteran’s services at the Marion Cemetery. Upon Tiny’s retirement from the State Patrol, he immediately began employment as insurance writer and bail bondsman for Verne Hart’s Insurance for over 25 years. He loved his time there and cherished his close bond with the owners and staff, as well as the many wonderful customers he worked with. He shared many memories and humorous stores to family and friends of his time there, and cherished their love and friendship throughout his long life. As a strong Irish Tenor, his signature songs were “Danny Boy” and “My Buddy.”
Tiny was involved with numerous organizations, but he was most proud of being a Mason and a Shriner. He was the past President of the (Marion) Fraternal Order of Police.
Tiny was deeply devoted to his family. He is survived by daughters Sandy (Darrell) Richardson, Colleen (Gary) Mauk, Tina (Scott) Hagerty, sons Pat and Danny Moore, eleven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. His wife, Donna, and one daughter, Dianne (Joe) Peacock, preceded him in death. He fervently instilled in his family: “Always remember to be proud of your heritage and the privilege of being born free.”
Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2012 from 1PM to 4PM at the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger-& Snyder Funeral Home, 360 East Center Street, Marion; Funeral services will be Monday at the funeral home at 11AM with Rev. Rob Howard officiating and interment will be in the Marion Cemetery with military honors.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Marion County Humane Society or The Ohio State Patrol Troopers Coalition.
The Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home is honored to have been chosen to serve Tiny’s family and private condolences may be expressed to them online by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.