Gerald Donald Moon 1925 – 2022
Gerald Donald Moon, 96, of Dresden, passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. Funeral services were held Friday, February 11, at 1 p.m. at Jolley Springs Baptist Church. Burial followed in Olive Branch Cemetery. Visitation began Friday at the church from 11 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m. Mr. Moon was born October 11, 1925, in Weakley County to the late George W. and Vercy M, Price. Left to grieve his passing are his wife of 74 years, Mary Frances Moon; daughters, Donna Legens, Paula Cebelak, Linda (Jim) Clark; and his beloved baby sister, Mary Lee Brooks. He leaves behind eight grandchildren, Rick (Traci) Legens, Randy Legens, Mike McGowan, Erin McGowan, Nina (Tim) Massey, Samuel (Kelly) Bryant, Jacob Bryant, and James (Jessica) Bryant and great grandchildren Slatin Legens, Merra McGowan, Alice and Eleanor Massey, Heidi and Mary Bryant, Parker and Emma Bryant, and Xavier Donnais. Preceding him in death were his sisters, Christine Williams, Ruby Jones, Dorothy Brooks, and brothers, James, Hulon, S.A., Woodrow, Talbot, John Will and Clifton. Pallbearers were Rick Legens, Mike McGowan, Luke Crawford, Samuel Bryant, Jacob Bryant and James Bryant. He joined the Army January 3, 1944, and served in the South Pacific until April 1946. He was the oldest member of Jolley Springs Baptist Church and served as deacon, teacher, church bus mechanic, grounds keeper, builder of the new church in its current location. Anything that needed to be done, he was willing to lend a hand and do. He was a faithful prayer, praying for his church, his pastor, and this country that he fought to protect. He was ordained as a deacon in 1961 and held that position until his death. Mr. Moon was known in the area as the “Tractor Man.” He was a gifted mechanic who could repair or build anything, but tractors were what he enjoyed the most. He could fix anything, be it a car, truck, lawnmower. He was a carpenter, electrician, plumber, and appliance tech. He was truly extraordinary. He loved his family well and taught us everything we needed to know, except how to live without him. Brother Tony Michael and Brother Richard Brewer officiated the service.
Paid Obituary: Bowlin Funeral Home