Ottis Gene Moore, age 85, of Ten Mile, went home to be with the Lord at his home on July 7, 2018.
He was born in McMinn County to the late Ulysses and Ellie Gregory Moore, but moved to Meigs County at the age of three, where he spent the remainder of his life. He was a well-known retired business man who had operated Moore’s Service Station and Moore’s Produce.
Ottis served in the U.S. Army for two years, spent six years in the Army Reserves, and was a veteran of the Korean War.
He was a member of Faith Baptist Church and a former member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church where he served as various times as a trustee, church clerk and treasurer, bus ministry driver, Christian school supervisor and Sunday School teacher.
He was dedicated to serving and honoring veterans. He was instrumental in having a memorial stone erected in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery to honor veterans. He organized the flag displays at the churches he attended. For many years he conducted Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day services at the churches.
He was a member of American Legion Post 79, a member of the Meigs County Honor Guard Team, and a member of the Meigs County Historical Society. He was also a founding member of the National Museum of the U.S. Army Project.
He loved traveling and was a family history researcher, having compiled several books from his research.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Doyle, Curtis and Clemel Moore; sisters Irene Moore, Imogene Moore, Leva Trentham, and Leta Armour; nephews Adam Mason and Nathan Lillard; nieces Letty Armour and Betty Franklin. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Shirley Seals Moore and several nieces, nephews, his church family, and a host of family and friends.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Monday at Ziegler Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Mike Couch officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with military honors by the Meigs County Honor Guard Team.
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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Ottis Gene Moore.