Tribute: Thomas William Moore, Sr.

Thomas William Moore Sr. died October 24

Thomas William Moore, Sr., Youngstown, Ohio - obit

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Monday, October 31, at Greater Friendship Baptist Church, for Mr. Thomas William Moore Sr., who departed this life on Monday morning, October 24, 2016, in the comfort of his home which he shared with his loving granddaughter, Alisa Jennings at his bedside.

Thomas was born on September 20, 1926, in Concord, North Carolina, the son of Ralph, Sr. and Minnie Harrison Moore.

Thomas retired in 1985, from LTV Steel, formerly Republic Steel, after 36 years of service as a Craneman. After retirement, he definitely enjoyed meeting with the coffee group at McDonald’s.

Thomas was a devoted member of the Greater Friendship Baptist Church for approximately 50 years actively, until his illness did not allow him to attend services.

Thomas is survived by his sons, Thomas W. Moore, Jr. and William Jennings; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Annie L. Bush and Betty Griffin and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, the former Ellen (Sims) Moore, whom he married on January 15, 1955, died March 12, 1994; two brothers, Ralph, Jr. and J. W. Moore; three sisters Lillie Charlton, Nell Brown and Rachel Hutchinson.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Hospice of the Valley for assisting with the gentle care and peaceful transition.

Friends may call from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the church. Arrangements were handled by F. D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. If you would like to light a candle or leave a condolence, please visit our website at

A television tribute will air Thursday, October 27 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.