Harry Dalton Moore, 82, died Wednesday, May 19, 2010 in Frankfort, having moved there to be near his family.
A resident of Greencastle and Putnam County for 50 years, Harry began his life in Danville, Ill., the son of Dr. Jean Wall Moore and Marjorie Spring Moore, as their second child and oldest son. Harry is survived by his sister Jeanine Moore Brown and brothers Ed, Larry and Robert Moore.
Harry was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 60 years, Peggy Sandy Moore and is survived by his two sons Richard "Rich" Moore and wife Susan of Rochester, Minn. and James "Jay" Moore and wife Diana of Frankfort and grandson Adam.
He was a graduate of Western Military Academy of Alton, Ill. and attended Indiana University.
Harry was active in local civic affairs and was involved in the founding of many civic and community institutions. He was a member of the initial Sheriff's Merit Board for Putnam County, serving as president, was a founding member and director of the Putnam County United Way and was a member of Putnam County Foundation at its founding and was an honorary life director at his death.
He served as a Putnam County Commissioner when the land for the current Putnam County Hospital was obtained by gift and served as a trustee of the Putnam County Hospital during its design and construction.
Harry was also a successful businessman. At the time of his retirement, he was the area manager for Van Water and Rodgers, a national chemical distribution company. Prior to returning to sales, he was the owner of Home Laundry and Cleaners in Greencastle. Harry served as a director of Central National Bank for almost two decades and then served on the advisory board for National City Bank. He also served as president of the Chamber of Commerce.
Harry greatly enjoyed being a member of the Greencastle Rotary Club, was an avid golfer and deeply treasured his breakfast and morning coffee friends. In keeping with his love of Putnam County, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in lieu of flowers to the Putnam County Foundation for either the Return a Gift Fund or to the Harry and Peggy Moore Memorial Fund for the support of Putnam County Foundation and Putnam County Charities.
Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Blaydes officiating.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until time of service on Saturday.
Condolences may be shared with the family c/o wwwbittlesandhurt.com.