Clarence M. Moore, 91, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, January 29, 2015. He was born and raised on the family farm in Hiram, Ohio. The farm was originally settled by Benjamin Hinkley Moore in 1813. He was the son of Frank and Ruth (Messenger) Moore, and was a member of the Hiram Christian Church.
While in high school, he also worked on a neighbor’s farm, and was an active member in 4-H vocational agriculture. After he graduated from Hiram School in 1943, while helping on the family farm he also helped run his neighbor’s adjoining farm which he later purchased a portion of in 1959. Here he continued to farm both the family farm and his newly acquired land. They raised dairy cattle and different crops. In 1944 maple syrup became a part of the farm as well and is still operating today. Farming was always in his blood, and he worked on the farm almost every day well into his 80’s. He always made time to keep up with his hobbies, as well as traveling. His main hobby was flying. He established an airport on the farm in 1948 which remains active to this day. He earned his pilots license and started a flying club.
He spent the remainder of his free time on his other passion, traveling. In his lifetime, he traveled 49 of the 50 states as well as much of Canada. The only state he did not get to was Alaska. Clarence was employed by National Engineering Construction Company for 20 years.
Clarence is survived by his 4 loving children Laurence Moore, Laureen (Jim) Copeland, LaVon (Deborah) Moore and Lowell (Candie) Moore; 7 grandchildren Nathan, Jamie, Joshua, Jessica, Jilleena, Austin, Shannia and 3 great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 48 years, Laura Masters Moore, his parents and brother Stanley Moore.
Clarence’s children want to express their special gratitude to Lowell and Larry for their loving care of their Dad. Another special thank you to Kim Klepper for her tenderness and kindness toward Clarence.
Friends joined the family for visitation on February 4, 2015 from 6 – 8 PM at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8382 Center St., Garrettsville, OH 44231. Funeral service was held on Thursday, February 5, 2015 11:00 AM at Hiram Christian Church, 6868 W. Wakefield Rd. Hiram, Ohio 44234. Burial followed at Fairview Cemetery, Hiram Ohio.
The family suggests contributions made in Clarence’s name may be given to the Hiram Christian Church. Online condolences at www.carlsonfuneralhomes.com and www.funerallocation.com