Joe Louis Moorehead Sr.

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Joe Louis Moorehead, Sr. was born to Helen Cook and James Moorehead, Sr on November 19, 1935, in Gary, West Virginia. The family later moved to Columbus, Ohio, and Joe was educated in the Columbus Public School system.

Years later, Joe met and married his wife of 54 years, Ann Westmoreland. He also joined Trinity Baptist
Church, and enjoyed fellowshipping with the church.

Joe worked for Sears, Roebuck and Co., and retired from Sears after more than 25 years of employment
when their logistics operations moved from Columbus. Joe then went to work for Whirlpool logistics, and
he later became employed with Tri-Star School Transportation. Joe had the responsibility of driving school children with special needs. This was something Joe enjoyed doing, and he loved the children, and the children and their families loved him.

Joe loved playing and watching sports. He played in a basketball league and loved fishing. He became an
avid golfer and played in the Sears golf league for many years. He also spent many days on the golf
course with his buddies, Leon, Les, and Mike. On the weekends you could often find him watching football, basketball, or golf. When he wasn’t watching sports, he liked to watch old black and white
westerns, and everyday you could find him sitting in his favorite chair reading the newspaper.

Joe also loved to travel. Every summer he would gas up the car, load up the snacks and head out in a
new direction such as Florida, New England, Canada, and even all the way to California and Mexico. He
also took many cruises, and one of his favorite parts of the cruise was dressing up in a tuxedo for the
Captain’s Dinner.

Joe was called to eternal rest on Friday, October 21, 2022. He is preceded in death by his father James
Moorehead Sr., stepfather Sam Greenway, mother Helen Greenway, and brother James Moorehead, Jr.

He will be lovingly remembered by wife, Ann, children Debra J. Moorehead, Joe L. Moorehead, Jr., and
Sherry (Chad) Robinson, brothers Robert Moorehead and John (Ollie) Greenway, Sr., grandchildren Kelly
(Ashley) Smith, Geoffrey Moorehead, Keisha Moorehead, and Ava Robinson, great grandchildren Kelly
Smith, Jamel Smith, Jalen Smith, Jasmine Smith, Omari Edwards, Olivia Moorehead, Karis Seals, Gavin
Moorehead, sister-in-law Jean Neighbarger, brother-in-law Cleve Westmoreland, Jr., a host of nieces,
nephews, other relatives and friends, and “fur baby” dog, Mindy.

Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Monday, October 31, 2022 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd).

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Condolence Messages

  1. George (Tim) & Beverly Chavis

    Family you are in our hearts & we pray
    that God will see you through this.
    May God continue to Bless & Keep you.
    Love & Hugs

  2. Fabienne Goins-Butler

    My deepest condolences to the Moorehead family our prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time.

  3. So sorry to learn of your loss. I’m praying for your strength, comfort and peace that only God can give.

  4. My condolences to the Morehead family . Asking God to comfort you and give you peace in this difficult time. Praying for you all.

  5. Billy & Doris Taylor

    Family God has chosen another flower for his Heavenly Garden. We know that God only takes the best and he will give you the strength to go through. Prayers are forever with you during this difficult time. We love you!!

  6. My deepest SYMPATHIES to the Moorehead family for your Loss.

  7. So sorry for your loss, praying for you and your family

  8. So very sorry for your loss, praying for your family at this difficult time.

  9. Brigette Wellington

    My Deepest sympathy and prayers go out to the family.

  10. The Moore family extends our love, prayers and sympathy to the Moorehead family.

  11. Edward E. Shouse, Sr.

    To Joe, Deborah, Sherry, Lady Ann, and the rest of our family
    whom this transition has touched. We are sorry we cannot be with you all in person due to our illness, but know we love you all and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this difficult time.

    The pain is deep, it will be around for awhile, but through prayers, tears, and the help of the Lord, you all will be alright, I won’t say I know how you feel because death does each one different, but I do know that the Lord will give you peace in the midst of your storm.

    Be strong as you can, cry, scream if you have too, we understand, we will get with you in person at a later time after we recover from our situation.

    Much love, peace to you all,

    Uncle Eddie and Aunt Rose Marie…

  12. My condolence to the Moorehead and Robinson families.

  13. Eric Kathy Nunley

    Thinking of you at this time of loss, you and
    your loved ones will be in our thoughts and
    Prayers.

  14. Jamie Speakes Watkins

    My condolences to the Moorehead family. May God continue to comfort you.

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