Mr. Willie Lee Moore transitioned to glory on November 13, 2020, two days before his 92nd earthly birthday, after a brief illness. Born November 15, 1928 to the late Marie J. Moore and Willie S. Boykins in Demopolis, Alabama (Green County) He graduated from Jones High School in 1948 (Green County) Alabama. He moved to Canton, Ohio in 1949, seeking greater opportunities. Mr. Moore retired from Republic Steel after 43 of service. He was a long time member of the Steel Workers Labor Union, 70 plus years. He served as past V.P. of Local 1200, and recently retired as President of S.O.A.R. (Steel Worker Retirees). Mr. Moore was a faithful member of Union Baptist Church for 70 years, where he served the community by working in the churches food bank for the last 17 years. Past President/Coach of the Southeast Might Mite Baseball for 30 years. Inducted in the 2010 Hall of Fame Class at the J. Babe Stearn Police Boys Club Community Center. He was also a 15 year veteran of the United States Navy.
In addition to his parents Willie is preceded in death by his late wife Bernice Moore and son Reginald Moore.
Willie leaves to cherish his precious memory, his children: Josephine Bryant of Passaic, New Jersey, Charlene (Ralph) Bradley of Canton, Ohio, Darlene (Tommy) Thomas of Massillon, Ohio, Shawna Moore of Columbus, Ohio, Gregory L. Moore of Detroit, Michigan, Darryl (Mary) Moore of Canton, Ohio; significant other, Virginia Heidelberg; bonus sons, Tony and Neil; (14) grandchildren; (24) great-grandchildren; (2) great-great grandchildren.
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