Charles “Chuck” Moore Sr., 78

Charles “Chuck” Moore Sr., 78, of Otsego passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at Stanford Lodge in Plainwell.

He was born April 1, 1942, in Otsego the son of Bill Sr. and Flora (Masten) Moore.

Chuck was an Eagle Scout and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during Vietnam, serving in the Big Red One infantry.

For over 30 years he had been a machine tender operating machine #1 Big Moe at Menasha until his retirement.

He enjoyed coaching AYSO soccer, was a swim instructor and lifeguard at Shelp’s Resort at Pine Lake and was a Boy Scout Leader.

In his spare time Chuck enjoyed woodcarving and antique automobiles. He was a member of the Otsego Elks and a volunteer fireman for the Otsego Fire Department for many years.

On April 25, 1970, in Otsego he married Judeth Cary who survives. Also surviving are his children, Chuck Jr. (Jenny) Moore and Jaime Merriam, both of Otsego; grandchildren, Cassie (Chase) McPherson, Trey Moore, Emma Moore, Billy Merriam and Jillian Merriam; great-grandson, Clifford McPherson; siblings, Bill Jr. (Gay) Moore and Bonnie (Larry) Eakins; along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may pay their final respects and have private viewing times Thursday, May 21, from noon-8 p.m. and Friday, May 22, from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. A private family graveside service will be at Mountain Home Cemetery, Friday, May 22, at 3 p.m., with Celebrant Bill Rose officiating.

Contributions in memory of Chuck may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan or Christian Neighbors. Messages of condolence may be posted at


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