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Gail Moore

Gail Moore, 86, of Otway, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth.

He was born July 17, 1936 at Mt. Joy, Ohio, a son of the late Ora and Hazel McFann Moore.

Gail was a retired Highway Construction Superintendent for Jurgensen with 36 years of service and a 1954 Rarden High School graduate.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Darlene Benner Moore, June 27, 2018; two brothers, Eugene and Richard Moore; and two sisters, Carrie Vogel and Erma Faye Morrison.

Gail is survived by two sons, Scott (Neva) Moore and Steve (Jennifer) Moore both of Otway; one daughter, Tamela (John) Morton of Otway; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one brother, Carl (Pat) Moore of Otway.

The family would like to express a special thank you to Annie, Sherry, Judy, Kathy, and Sharon for their care and compassion shown to Gail.

Friends and family will celebrate Gail’s life from noon till 3 p.m., Saturday, March 4, 2023 at the McKinley Funeral Home in Lucasville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Jennifer and Steven Moore Foundation 1571 Shyville Rd. Piketon, OH 45661-9201 . The foundation is focused on solving poverty challenges in the region and examples of funded projects include; supported Addiction Recovery Facilities, Domestic Violence Shelter, planted churches, the Children’s Museum and many other local causes. For specific information call 740-443-7132 or at

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