Charles Morgan “Mo” Schoch of Newnan, Georgia and Boynton Beach, Florida passed away peacefully on October 4, 2023 at the age of 82. Mo was born in the Panama Canal Zone to the late Max Manville Schoch and Catharine Barnes Schoch on June 27, 1941.
Mo always spoke so fondly of his childhood growing up in the Canal Zone. He graduated from Balboa High School and was quite an athlete participating in football and track but his true love was baseball. He was a pitcher on his high school team, pitched in college, and even played briefly for a minor league baseball team affiliated with the Kansas City Royals until he got injured. Mo went to Middle Tennessee State University where he earned a degree in Physical Education. It was there he met and eventually married a southern belle named Carolyn Webb. Upon graduation he got his first teaching job and moved to Orange Park, Florida. Having grown up in the tropics he longed for an even warmer climate and the next year he landed a job and moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida where they lived for many years. He loved teaching and enjoyed being able to be outside with the children year round. He taught for many years at Ramblewood Elementary School and finished his career at Winston Park Elementary. In addition to teaching he worked simultaneously for the county parks and recreation department 6 days a week. He retired from both jobs after 37 years at the age of 62.
Mo was a huge sports fan and along with his wife and daughter for years had season tickets for the Miami Dolphins spending many Sunday’s at the games together. He also enjoyed ski vacations and visiting family twice a year in Tennessee. His father-in-law taught him many things on his farm during summer visits. Mo really enjoyed being on the farm and really liked bush hogging the fields in the blazing hot sun!
In 2010 Mo and Carolyn bought a house in Newnan, Georgia to be closer to their daughter Kelly. When winter came they realized they were not fans of cold weather anymore and decided to spend their winters in Boynton Beach, Florida. Mo was most happy outdoors working in his yard and keeping them immaculate. He was a very kind hearted person who was loved by everyone with a great personality. He would never speak badly about anyone. He is survived by his daughter Kelly Curl, son-in-law Andrew, as well as his sister Tanya Hall of Coral Springs, Florida and many nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate Mo will be at Four O'clock the afternoon of Monday, October 30, 2023 at Roselawn Funeral Home, 5350 NW Broad Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Following the service, he will join his beloved wife Carolyn at Roselawn Memorial Gardens also in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice in his honor.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfh.com for the Schoch family.