OTTAWA – Leroy “Lee” Henry Moore III, Husband and Father, of Ottawa, Ohio, died 4:44 a.m. on July 17, 2022, at the age of 46 following a battle with cancer. Lee was born on August 21, 1975, in Morehead, KY to Leroy and Bonnie (Geckle) Moore. His father is deceased, and his mother survives in Continental. On November 7, 1998, he married Melissa Beemer and she survives in Ottawa.
Other survivors include his precious children: Tristan and Rowan Moore, both at home; his brother, Kevin (Tami) Moore of Oakwood; his sister, Brittany (Kyle) Latimer of Lima; four nephews; three nieces; one great nephew and three great nieces.
He was also preceded in death by a nephew.
Leroy graduated from Bluffton University and worked at SRK in Bluffton, Ohio. He married Melissa in November of 1998 and welcomed two amazing sons in 1999 and 2007. His life is forever entwined with theirs. Lee enjoyed reading, especially anything Tolkien, hiking, gaming, listening to a wide variety of music and playing disc golf with his family. He never missed a chance to spend time with his family. He enjoyed cooking with them and occasionally dancing with Melissa in the kitchen. Lee’s incredible sense of humor was treasured by his family and attracted others to him. He had a way of making people laugh, even when they didn’t feel like laughing. Lee also had a strong faith in God and never failed to lean on Him, praying daily for others, but also asking for prayer, especially toward the end of this life. His favorite verse was John 3:16 and he kept it in his pocket or near him, even to his passing day. Lee will be profoundly missed by his family and friends.
Funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 21, 2022, at Trinity United Methodist Church, Ottawa with Pastor Marcella Ciccotelli officiating. Burial will follow in Monroe Cemetery, Continental. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at LOVE FUNERAL HOME, Ottawa and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church.