William Lynn Moench

August 8, 1927February 6, 2019

William Lynn Moench Sr. died February 6, 2019 at the age of 91. Lynn was preceded in death by his wife Sara Middleton Moench whom he was married to for 64 years, his parents, Ernest and Anna Moench and his brother, Ernest Moench, Jr.

Lynn was born in Nashville August 8, 1927 and graduated from West High School. He attended Vanderbilt University and received a B.S. degree in Commerce from Bowling Green College in Bowling Green KY. He was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and served in both the Navy (WWII) and Army (Korea War). On a graduation gift trip to Europe for the Baptist World Youth meeting in 1949, he met and fell in love with Sally Middleton Moench. They were married for 64 years until her death and they had three sons: Bill Moench (Pam), St. Louis, MO, Rob Moench, Black Mountain, NC, David Moench (Laura), Stockholm, Sweden, and was preceded in death by a daughter, Sara Lee Gant (Jeff) of Kansas City, MO. He was the grandfather to six grandchildren: Andrew Moench, Austin, TX, Molly Bernhard (Nicolas), Clermont-Ferrand, France, Mandy Bray (Ross), Indianapolis, IN, Meredith Moench, Wheaton, IL, Mallory Moench, Albany, NY and Jason Gant (deceased) of Kansas City, MO, as well as having three great-grandchildren. He had a long career with Tennessee Tufting Company leaving as Vice President and Treasurer in 1975. In his second career, he was founder and co-owner of Print Shack in Brentwood, TN for 10 years.

He was a lifetime advocate of Boy Scouts of America, achieved Eagle Scout, and was a member of the advisory board for the Middle Tennessee Council. He was a member of the Gideon's International since 1976 and Nashville Rotary Club since 1953. He was a member of the board of the Nashville Rescue Mission for 18 years. Throughout his life he was a dedicated Baptist serving in various capacities with Belmont Heights Baptist, Woodmont Baptist, and Forest Hills Baptist churches, in addition to serving as a board member of Lifeway Christian Resources.

Lynn and Sally loved traveling the US and the rest of the world experiencing the world’s beauties and wonders. Lynn loved golf and played into his late 80s.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nashville Rescue Mission or Gideon’s International.



  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 9, 2019
  • Visitation Saturday, February 9, 2019


  • Private Graveside Service, Visitaion

William Lynn Moench

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Chester Hood

February 9, 2019

David and Laura, thinking of you and the girls, and keeping you all in our prayers. Chester and Betty