David Wayne Moon

October 8, 1958January 10, 2021

David Wayne Moon, 62, passed away on January 10, 2021. Wayne was born on October 8, 1958, in Knoxville, TN, the son of Mamie and Wilbur Moon. Following the deaths of his parents, he moved to Columbus, GA to live with his sister, Gail Browning Staley.

Wayne loved his life in Columbus. He especially enjoyed being a member of the Friends of Jesus Sunday School Class at Hilton Terrace Baptist Church and working at Burger King where he treasured 28 years of service. He was passionate about bowling, coloring pictures, and all things country western. Through work and play, Wayne was quick with a smile, a kind word, and a remembrance of everyone’s birthday.

Special appreciation goes to St. Francis Hospital for the care he received in his last days, to Marvin Schuster and the employees at Burger King for their support of the special needs community, and to the leaders of the special needs ministries at Hilton Terrace Baptist Church and Wynnbrook Baptist Church.

Wayne will be greatly missed by his two sisters and their husbands, Gail and Milton Staley and Janice and Mike Hudson, as well as numerous loving nieces and nephews spread throughout the United States. Previously deceased siblings are Wilbur Jr., Michael, Kay, and Ted (survived by wife, Vicki).

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 PM, Sunday, January 17, 2021, at Hilton Terrace Baptist Church. The service will be live streamed on the Hilton Terrace Baptist Church Facebook page. COVID protocol will be observed. A private burial will be at Clark’s Grove Cemetery in Maryville, TN.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the special needs ministry at Hilton Terrace Baptist Church.


  • Gail Staley (Milton), Sister
  • Janice Hudson (Mike), Sister
  • Mamie and Wilbur Moon, Parents (deceased)
  • Wilbur Jr., Michael, Kay, and Ted, Siblings (deceased)
  • Vicki, Sister-in-law

  • Special Needs Ministry at Hilton Terrace Baptist Church


  • Memorial Services

    Sunday, January 17, 2021


David Wayne Moon

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Susan Bryant

January 16, 2021

Dear Janice,
I am so sorry about the loss of your brother. He was so fortunate to have you as a very caring and nurturing sister. Thinking about you and your family at this difficult time.

Susan Bryant

Jim Shields

January 15, 2021

I can picture David and Mom smiling and laughing as they bowl in Heaven!! David was such a bright light in a sometimes dark and gray world he will be missed by all who knew him! From now on when I hear thunder I’ll know one of them rolled a strike😊

pauline brown

January 14, 2021

my husband and i met wayne only a few years ago. he welcomed us into his life with love, laughter and a big smile. anyone who knew wayne was blessed more than they will ever know. he was one of God's angels here on earth. our prayers and sympathies go out to his family. our hearts break for all of you. please know we think of ya'll often with much love.

Butch Battley

January 14, 2021

My condolences to you all. I have fond memories of him walking around the neighborhood and playing with my little Dachshund. He sure loved to see him.

jack stroud

January 13, 2021

David, I will miss your smiling face when I come to Burger king. God bless you and your family, Jack Stroud

Zada Hattaway

January 13, 2021

I remember working with David when I was younger. He was so nice and LOVED his job. He will be missed by all that have met him!

Welton Underwood

January 12, 2021

Gail, Martha Marie, and I were saddened to learn tonight of David Wayne's passing. You are in our prayers.