Judge Robert "Bob" L. Moon Jr

June 14, 1951January 26, 2012
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General Sessions Court Judge Robert L. (Bob) Moon, Jr. age 60, of Signal Mountain, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 26, 2012. He was born on June 14, 1951 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Bob earned his Bachelor’s Degree from University of Tennessee and his Law Degree from Memphis State Law School. He practiced law in Hamilton County and served as Signal Mountain City Judge for 13 years. He was appointed Hamilton County General Sessions Judge for Tennessee in 1996, was elected in 1998 and re-elected in 2006 by overwhelming margins. Bob was very active in the Boys Club of Chattanooga and touched the lives of countless children in this area. Bob was an avid hunter, deep sea fisherman and had traveled all over North America. He was an avid 1940 Ford Collector and won many nationals. Bob enjoyed writing and shared this gift with many in the world. He had just written a poem in honor of Rees Skillern, son of Hamilton County Commissioner Fred Skillern. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga. Bob also held memberships in the Rotary Club of Chattanooga, Harrison Ruritan Club, Chattanooga Bar Association and the Tennessee Bar Association. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert L. Moon, Sr. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Debbie I. Moon of Signal Mountain; mother, Christine L. Moon and brother, Mark D. Moon both of Red Bank; mother-in-law Lois Cooper of Millington, TN; brother-in-law, Mack Cooper of Gulf Shores, AL and nieces, Kelli and Maddi Horn of Millington, TN The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the North Chapel and 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, 554 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37402. Services for Judge Moon will follow at 3 p.m. on Saturday at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Fred Steelman and Rev. Chris Ehlers officiating. Burial will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens Morris Bice, Gerald Brown, Donnie Covey, Claude Sterling, Judge David Bales and Dr. Jim Eyssen serving as pallbearers. Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger, Hamilton County Commissioners and Hamilton County Judiciary will serve as honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bob’s name to the Chattanooga Boys Club, 610 Lindsay Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403. Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.


  • Visitation Friday, January 27, 2012
  • Visitation Saturday, January 28, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 28, 2012

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McCracken Poston

February 12, 2012

I always enjoyed talking to Judge Moon back in his office, where he always made everyone feel welcome. He would talk about hunting and ask about things in North Georgia. His demeanor was always what you would want in a judge.

Shani & Kenny Palmer

February 6, 2012

Dearest Chris and Deb and Mark, our love and prayers are with you at this very sad time. Bob was such a delight at our wedding back in 2004....his fatherly advice will never be forgotten, his amazing positive spirit always with us. We loved him dearly, as we do you. We will forever keep his memory alive. We love you. Love, Shani & Kenny Palmer

Joyce Durham

February 3, 2012

Debbie and Christine - your family is in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Bob was a good man and he will be sorely missed. Much love and prayers - Joyce Durham and family.

Larry Underwood

January 31, 2012

Bob was a great friend and fishing buddy! I shall always remember his quick wit and sense of humor. He was a giant of a man with a huge heart for his fellow man. He will be sorely missed by his friends and by his community. Jeanette and I are praying for you and remind you that we are always here if you need us.

Jerry Sanders

January 30, 2012

Mrs. Moon, I cannot express how much Bob will be missed by his friends and close acquaintances. You are not alone in your loss. Bob would come by the printing company where I worked and would leave all of us in stitches by his stories. He would tell them so convincingly you had no doubt they just had to be true. I was doubly blessed by his allowing me to help him with the graphics for his re-election campaigns. He would tout me as helping get him elected. "But, Bob," I would say, "you were the only one running!" So many times we would work together on the graphics for his commemorative poems, and those written about the Alaskan crab boats. My wife, Judy, and I would see him around Fort Oglethorpe driving his favorite antique car, but never without a cell phone to call you to come help him get home when he broke down. Yes, he will be sorely missed, Mrs. Moon. Thank you for sharing him with us.

Marsha (Moss) Bradshaw

January 29, 2012

My prayers are with the Moon family at this time of sadness. I have known Corky since our school days at East Lake Jr. High and he was always such a wonderful person. We were all so proud of his commitment at an early age to become an attorney and later a judge. We will never forget how he was always there when our family went through heartache and sadness. He was such a caring man and will always live in our hearts.

January 29, 2012

Judge Moon was very kind to my little girl- encouraging her to pursue her dreams and letting her know that nothing is impossible...Thank you...Deepest sympathies to his family

The Covey Family

January 29, 2012

We are so so sorry for your loss.
May God be with Bob and Debbie.You are in our thoughts and prayers.

The Covey Family

john royall jr

January 29, 2012

Judge moon was a great judge and community leader.

Carla Hoosier

January 28, 2012

"May your close friends and family hold you by the hand and love you through your grief."
Carla Hoosier (Sewanee,TN)