We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Lotz Funeral Home
Darrell Franklin Moore, 61, of Salem, peacefully passed away from natural causes on July 20, 2022.
He is preceded in death by his father, Marvin F. Moore, and his brother, David Wimmer. He is survived by his loving mother, Colleen Keith Moore, daughter, Jaedi Lee Moore, grandsons Colten and Draven, his twin brother, Danny Moore (Bergita), his sister, Marlene Moore Garman (Greg), many wonderful nieces and nephews, and extended family members and friends that meant the world to him.
Darrell had the biggest heart, always supporting the underdog, and helping others out when he himself had needs. He had a way about him that made everyone he met feel like family, and he never met a stranger. He was eager to lend a helping hand, often over committing to support others before himself. If he had anything, someone else could have half or all, and more. His sense of community and ‘all-for-one, one-for-all’ spirit was evident in his daily life. Darrel believed everyone deserved to be loved and cared for, and he did all he could to help out, support and be a friend.
His love of family and the way he stepped in to care for his mother is a shining example to emulate. He had a gift of caring for those less advantaged and he elevated those down and out, his heart full of compassion for anyone in need. He saw goodness in most, and even when caring beyond capability, when life stress and burdens were heavy, he managed to do all he could, the best way he could, and for all those he could do for.
Darrell loved his daughter and grandsons beyond measure, and his mother was his source of daily strength. He will be forever in the hearts of his family and is leaving behind a legacy of selflessness and love. When we remember Darrell, we will smile and recall the good times we shared and know that life’s a journey… make it great one and remember to do all you can for others, but care for yourself first, so you always have plenty to share.
A memorial service will be held in the chapel of Lotz Funeral Home in Salem on Monday, July 25, 2022 at 6:00 pm.
One of Darrell’s favorite quotes: “Today is chance to do better than yesterday” and each day is a gift. Don’t waste a minute, do all you can, have faith in God, and hope for better days.