James Dean Moran

February 04, 1951 ‒ August 25, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

James Dean Moran, age 67, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Jim was born in Knox County, Ohio on February 4, 1951 to the late Deane Beckholt and Lena Ruth Moran.

Jim served his country proudly during the Vietnam War from March of 1971 to April 1973 as a PFC in the U.S. Army. He earned his marksmanship badge from M16 riffle and his Nation Defense Service Medallion.  Jim received his honorable discharge on April 16, 1973.   He was a lifetime member of the AMVETS post 95 in Mount Vernon.  Jim was a Certified Welder and built trailers in Walhonding, Ohio.  He retired from Ver-Mac Industries after 14 years of service.

Jim is survived by his sister, Rebecca (Fred) Sampsel of Blissfield, Ohio; his sons, Joe (Cindy) McManaway of Mount Vernon, Ohio, Charles (Jennifer) Moran of Grover Hill, Ohio, William (Rhonda) Moran of Mount Vernon, Ohio, James Scott (Melinda) Moran of Mount Vernon, Ohio; daughters, Melissa R. Moran of Mount Venron, Ohio, Britta Troxel of Marietta, Georgia, Tammy Geog of Howard, Ohio; step-children, Donny vance, Kelly Vance, Lori Vance, Ronny John Brumbley, Pete Alberts, Glen Geog and 16 grandchilren, 29 step-grandchildren; 4 step-great grandchildren; and girlfriend, Sue Ervin.

Along with his parents, Jim is preceded in death by his daughter, Melissa Rene Moran; son, James Dean Moran II; step-son, Kenny Geog.

A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 2:00 PM with an hour of visitation starting at 1:00 PM at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home; 619 East High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050. A private burial will take place at a later date.

To view this obituary or leave the family a memory, visit:  www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of James Dean Moran.

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  • Jim, Melinda & family, My thoughts and prayers are with you. Loosing a loved one is so hard, but remembering precious memories helps get you through. Sending hugs.

  • It is always sad when a loved one dies. Remember all the good things about him and know he lived a life worth living. My thoughts are with all of you.

  • So very sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy, thoughts, and prayers for all the family God Bless!

  • Jim and Melinda;,
    Having lost both sets of our parents we know some of your sorrows right now. None of us can prevent or stop the natural events from occurring. Please know that you two and your family are in our prayers and thoughts. Blessings upon you all.