William H. Moore – Hookstown

William H. Moore, 84, of Hookstown, died Wednesday evening, April 25, 2018, at Heritage Valley Beaver.

Born October 10, 1933, in Georgetown, he was a son of the late William J. and M. Elizabeth (Campbell) Moore. He was a truck driver for Texaco Inc., Coraopolis, for 28 years, having retired in 1986 with the Two Million Mile Driving Safety Commendation. Bill grew up with ponies and horses all of his life. His father, before him, always had both and he was always riding with his friends in Hookstown. He and his family enjoyed going to the county fairs and festivals, participating in pony pulling contests. Bill enjoyed driving, traveling west to visit family in California and other sites. He became interested in restoring antique John Deere tractors. In 1992, he exhibited his 1953 John Deere Model 40 in Davenport, Iowa, accompanied by friends, Jim and Mary Kay Shutt, also exhibitors at the John Deere Expo. He loved and was devoted to his family. Come October, Bill always looked forward to attending the Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio, for 47 years. 

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Shirley (Wilcoxen) Moore, whom he married September 24, 1954; his sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Peggy Moore, Calcutta, and Dean and Vicki Moore, Hookstown, and a sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Art Seckman, North Fort Myers, Fla. Beloved grandfather of four, Aaron and his wife Marci Moore, Nicholas Moore and his girlfriend Ashley Young, Michelle and her husband Tyler Jodon, and Kevin Moore and his girlfriend, Janie Owens, he was the great-grandfather of Haley and Ciara Moore. Also many close cousins and friends survive.

Family and friends are welcome to call Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the MCCONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 447 Pine St., Hookstown, PA 15050, where services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Wilmer J. Olszewski, of the Hookstown Free Methodist Church, officiating.

In accordance with his love of horses, he will be carried to his grave in the Mill Creek Hill Cemetery in a horse-drawn hearse.

Memorials in his name, if desired, may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, 501 Martindale St., Suite 670, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.

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