Samuel W. Moats age 82 of Canton, Ohio passed away Tuesday afternoon in Aultman Hospital following a brief illness. Born in Parkersburg, West Virginia on April 14, 1921 he was a veteran of World War Two serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a retired employee of the Ford Motor Co., retiring in 1981 after 31 years of service. He was a member of the McKinley Eagles Lodge #2370. the Moose Lodge #233 and the United Auto Workers Local Union #542. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly J. Moats who passed away December 28, 1993.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Jo Beth and Lanny R. Palmer of Canton, OH. and Bonna and Thomas Osman of North Canton. Two grandsons, Justin Whitmer and Timothy Osman. Three sisters, Wilmadene Peppler of Parkersburg, WV., Vivian Emerick of Wheeling, WV. and Eleanor Bradford of Midland, Pa.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with Sister, Sharon Carnes officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home one hour before the services on Thursday from 12-1 p.m.