John Michael Moritz, 50, of Ironton, Ohio, passed away, Saturday, July 21, 2012, at his residence. The Ironton native was born February 4, 1962, the son of Rosetta Ackison Moritz of Ironton, Ohio, who survives, and the late Charles W. Moritz.
John was a 1980 graduate of Ironton High School and a former truck driver. He was of the Baptist faith and a proud member of the Ironton High School football team that won the 1979 state football championship.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one nephew, Michael Cooke.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by three daughters, Sydnie Moritz Cade, Madison Moritz and MaKenzie Moritz all of Gallipolis, Ohio; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Jeff Linn of Ironton, Ohio; sister and brother-in-law, Lynn and Doug Hopper of Ironton, Ohio; sister and brother-in-law, Charla and Terry Reedy of Equatorial Guinea, West Africa; brother, David Moritz of Columbus, Ohio; and seven nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home, 518 South 6th Street, Ironton, Ohio. A graveside service will follow in Woodland Cemetery with Pastor Steve Harvey officiating. Pallbearers for the service will be Tim Hodges, Bubby Fletcher, John Waginger, Tom Osborne, Craig Thomas and Tim Rist.
The family requests donations be made to St. Jude Childrens Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Sharon Baptist Church, 2010 South 5th Street, Ironton, Ohio 45638.