Jay Isaac Moore, 52, of Dover, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010.


Friends of the late Jay Isaac Moore, 52, of Dover, may call on the family at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Torbert Funeral Chapel South, 1145 E. Lebanon Road, Dover, where services will be held at 1 p.m.

Mr. Moore died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, at home.

Born Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 29, 1957, in West Chester, Pa., he was the son of the late William Denney Moore and Bearline Marie DeHaven Moore.

Mr. Moore worked for 20 years as a forklift operator for PPG Industries and was a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard for six years.

He was a member of the Delaware Pony Breeders, the Mid Atlantic Circuit, International Trotting and Pacing Association, the American Legion and Pennsylvania Sheriff’s Association.

Mr. Moore was the winner of the ITPA National Stakes Race with Mel’s Payday in 1990 right after his son JR was born. He also had won the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes with DJ Towne Drunk, the N.J. sire stakes, and helped his son, Adam Coker, with Chairman of the Board.

In 1988, Mr. Moore got up early on state football championship day and climbed billboards to put up signs for Adam and his son Stan Burris’ team all the way to William Penn. He was extremely proud when Dover High won the championship.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Adam Coker, on Oct. 27, 2006; and by his mother-in-law, Mary Reed, on June 11, 1999.

Mr. Moore is survived by two sons and a sister-in-law, Jay R. “JR” Moore and Stanley and Kristen Burris; and a daughter-in-law, Cindy Coker, all of Dover;

He also is survived by a brother, Gary Moore of Phoenixville, Pa.; a sister, Joan McClain of Lancaster, Pa.; two half brothers, William Moore of Spring City, Pa., and Alvin Moore of Avon, Ind.; a half sister, Sally Steinmetz of Havertown, Pa.; four grandchildren, Savannah Mary Coker and Cheyenne Rose Coker, and Shaquille Burris and Laney Burris.

In addition he is survived by the mother of his child, Amy Reed of Dover; and his father-in-law, Allen Reed of Dover.

Memorial donations in Mr. Moore’s name may be made to the Torbert Funeral Chapels, 61 S. Bradford St., Dover, DE 19904, to help defray funeral costs; or to the Days End Horse Rescue, P.O. Box 309, Lisbon, Md. 21765.

Letters of condolence may be sent and the guestbook signed at www.torbertfuneral.com.