Tahlequah Daily Press

Obituaries

September 24, 2013

Bobby Joe Moon

TAHLEQUAH — Bobby Joe Moon

TAHLEQUAH – Bobby Joe Moon, 61, came to the end of his life’s story on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 in Tulsa. Services will be held at 2 p.m.,  Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at Reed Culver Chapel in Tahlequah. Officiating will be his brother, Earl Moon; friends, Bert Goodwin, Bill Elliot and Jim Smythe; and sister-in-law, Carolyn Moon.

Interment will follow at Tahlequah City Cemetery with Pastor Jim Inglett and Tim Nixon officiating. Pallbearers will be Derek Abshier, Mark Brasher, Trevor Crouch, Mitchell DuVall, Gary Goodwin, and Jey Young. Honorary pallbearers will be Earl Moon, and Tim Nixon.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 from noon to 8 p.m., with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. at Reed Culver Funeral Home.

Bobby was born in Barnsdall on Dec. 8, 1951, to Don A. and Kathryn L. (McConnell) Moon. Don and Kathryn moved to Tahlequah shortly after Bobby was born. He was raised and lived in Tahlequah his entire life.

For many years, Bobby owned and operated his own plumbing business, as well as owning Kuk Sool Won, a martial arts school. Martial arts was the highlight of his life. As a fourth-degree black belt instructor, he loved being able to share and teach so many others the martial arts discipline. His hobbies included fishing and snow-skiing.

Bobby had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed spending time cutting up with friends and family. He was very laid back and thought others took life too serious. Bobby is remembered by his long time friends for his loyalty and willingness to help others. He is loved and will be deeply missed by all those who were lucky enough to know him and share in his personal story.

He is preceded in death by his father; one brother, James Moon, and one sister, Shirley Moon.

Those left to continue sharing the story of Bobby include his mother, Kathryn, of Tahlequah; two brothers, Earl Moon and wife Carolyn of Sapulpa, and Orville Moon of Oklahoma City; one niece, Kimberly Bowling of Dayton, Ohio; a great-niece, Tori Bowling of Dayton, Ohio, as well as a host of other friends and loved ones.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Clarehouse in Tulsa, for their excellent care and aid in helping Bobby finish his life’s story with dignity and grace. Those wishing to express their condolences are asked to consider donations to the Clarehouse, 7617 S. Mingo Road, Tulsa, Okla., 74133.

Reed-Culver Funeral Home, 117 W. Delaware, (918) 456-2551.

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