Tom V. Moorehead Jr. , 72 of Westerville and formerly of Zanesville, died Sunday, September 23, 2012 at his residence following a sudden illness.
He was born September 29, 1939 in Zanesville the son of Tom V. Sr. and Helen “Lou” Louise (Anderson) Moorehead.
He was a member of Church of the Resurrection and served in the United States Army, stationed in Germany during the Korean Conflict. Tom was an Insurance agent with Moorehead Insurance which he owned with his father for many years in Zanesville. He moved to Westerville Ohio in 1987 & retired from Englefield Oil Company in 2005. Tom was also a member of the Amity Lodge No. 0005 F & AM of Ohio, a life time member of the VFW post #1380 Ohio and a member of “The Kentucky Colonels”.
Tom is survived by his wife Sandy (Smith) Moorehead of the home, who he married May 1, 1986 ; a daughter, Kara Manz of Pickerington, a son, Tom V. Moorehead III of New Port Ritchie, Florida, Step Son- Rick Passwater (Theresa).Columbus, Step Son- J.D. Passwater (Stefanie), Pataskala. His grandchildren: Chloe Manz-Jessica Passwater, Caitlin Passwater, Taylor Passwater, Hunter Passwater. A sister, Jan Freisinger of Nashville Tenn.; Sisters in law; Stephanie (Dr. Stephen Hutcheson) of Lancaster, Sally Stauffer of Columbus, Suzette (Bob) Saltsman of Columbus, Stacie (Tom) Potter of Columbus; Brother in law, Sean Smith of Dresden, and several nieces and Nephews.
Tom was preceded in death in addition to his parents by a sister, Joan (Moorehead) Johnson, a brother, Doug Moorehead and a brother in Law, Dr. Gottlieb “Bud” Fresinger.
There will be no public visitation or services observed. The family will have a private memorial at a later date.
Arrangements are being handled by the Hillis & Hardwick Funeral Home, 935 Forest Ave. Zanesville Ohio. To sign the online register book or to send a personal condolence note please visit www.HillisHardwickFH.com