- September 28, 1928 - February 4, 2013
- Columbia, South Carolina
of Edward's Passing
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I am so very sorry for your lost.
Ed was truly a solder's solder. He helped me so much.
1 of 22 | Posted by: J.B. Davenport - Charlotte, NC
“I was very sorry to learn of Ed's passing. Ed and I worked together at INA in Charlotte from 1967-71. A couple of years after I moved to Columbia...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Reed Fickling - Columbia, SC
“Betsy,Judy & I were sad to read about Ed this morning. We often talk about the days in Columbia & Charlotte, especially about the party when you & Ed...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Charles Gribble - Charlotte, NC
I am so sorry to hear of our loss.
My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time.
You will be in my thoughts and prayers,...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Cindy Woods - Knoxvlle, TN
“To the family of Mr. Moon,
I was very saddened to read of Mr. Moon's passing...He was my Claims Manager
at INA/Cigna Ins. Co. for many years.
I...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Dot Sheeley - Columbia, SC
“My Heart and Prayers go out to his wife Betsy and family.
6 of 22 | Posted by: Cindy Jordan - Columbia, SC
“Jimmy and family, my sister Cindy Woods and I send our sympathy. Misty Woods Hittie
7 of 22 | Posted by: misty hittie - birmingham, AL
“A good friend who will sorely be missed.
8 of 22 | Posted by: John D. Monroe - Columbia, SC
“Our sympathy to Ed's family. I was Ed'd "Thursday morning" partner as a volunteer shuttle driver at Dorn VAMC for five years - after each of those...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Joe Rawl - LEXINGTON, SC - friend
“I regret to learn the pssing of Ed Moon. I served with him in the 108th Division in Charlotte as Operations Officer, Battalion Commander, and...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Henry N Graham - Charlotte, NC
“To Jimmy and Family :Prayers have been sent to you and your family and will surround you to give comfort during this time of loss. A memorial has...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Susan Crosby - Irmo, SC
“I met Ed in 1975 at INA Insurance Company. He was my first claims manager. Ed took me under his wing and taught me the foundation of what turned...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Marguerite Girard - Atlanta, GA
Our sympathies and prayers will be with you and your family. Just remember the good times you had with your dad.
Ken & Betty Thrasher
13 of 22 | Posted by: Ken Thrasher - Myrtle Beach, SC
“Dear Jimmy, Ed, Steve and Ms. Betsy,
My heart is with you all as you say goodbye to Mr. Moon. I am honored to have known him and your family. Only...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Laura Tyler - Columbia, SC
“Dear Ed, please relay to your mother and family how sadden we are to hear of your Dad's passing. What a wonderful legacy he has left to his family...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Ken Temples, SC Division Chaplain - SC
My deepest sympathy and prayers are with you and your family! May the many memories that you have etched on your heart bring you...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Grace Parker - Midlothian, VA
Please share the heartfelt sympathy and prayers of your brothers and compatriots of the South Carolina Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Mark A. Simpson - Spartanburg, SC
All of us enjoyed having your Dad visit with us when he could. Looking forward to escaping into the woods with you for another adventure when...Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: Rush Pond Hunting Club - Ravenel, SC
“Mrs. Moon, Ed, Jimmy and Steve, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Col. Moon was an exceptional...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Randy Burbage - Hanahan, SC
“My thoughts and prayers are with the Moon family. Cherish all of the wonderful memories left behind by Col. Moon.
20 of 22 | Posted by: Craig Parker
“Dear Mrs. Moon, Ed, Steve, and Jimmy:
You are in my heart during this difficult time. I can only hope that you find some peace and joy in the good...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Jaime J. Wilson - Boone, NC
“The staff of Dunbar Funeral Home extends our deepest sympathies to the Moon family.
22 of 22 | Posted by: Kenny Mobley - Columbia, SC
COLUMBIA Edward Clarence Moon, Jr. died peacefully on Monday, February 4, 2013.
Born in Charlotte, N.C. on September 28, 1928, Col. Moon was the son of the late Edward C. Moon and Elizabeth Binford Moon. A graduate of Charlotte's Central High School and North Carolina State University, his career began as a forester for a lumber company. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant from ROTC at North Carolina State University in 1950 and completed a tour of service during the Korean War. After his active service, he continued his military career in the Army Reserve, retiring at the rank of Colonel as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics with the 120th ARCOM in 1980. His military achievements include the following decorations: Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal and Army Commendation Medal. Col. Moon completed the following schools: U.S. Army Command and General Staff College; Infantry Officers Advanced Course; Signal Officers Advanced Course; Adjutant General's Company Officers Course and Quartermaster Company Officers Course.
Upon his return from Korea, he began work for the Insurance Company of North America, employed for 33 years adjusting property/casualty claims. Col. Moon was recalled to active duty during the Berlin Crisis. In 1973, he moved his family to Columbia to manage a new regional claims office for the company. After retiring from CIGNA, he continued to consult for the company for several years. In 1988, he set up and managed the South Carolina claims office for American Centennial Insurance. Later he consulted with the S.C. Wind and Hail Association arbitrating a large backlog of hurricane claims.
An Eagle Scout, Col. Moon followed this tradition of service as a Scoutmaster for several years in the 1950s. His public service continued later in his work with the Spring Valley Homeowners Association from 1976 to 2010 as Board Member, President and further worked as the Association's General Manager. Col. Moon was instrumental in the founding of the Northeast Homeowners Association serving as its President 1985 – 1987. In retirement, he continued to guide SVHOA boards as historian and advisor, and volunteered regularly at the VA Hospital for more than ten years.
Col. Moon was an avid outdoorsman, a member of several area hunt clubs and enjoyed hunting deer, dove and wild turkey. During off seasons, he spent time fishing and boating at Lake Wateree, Lake Murray and Litchfield Beach.
Col. Moon is survived by his wife of 56 years, Betsy Todd Moon; sons, Edward C. Moon III of Charleston, Steven T. Moon (Kathleen Moon) of Columbia and James B. Moon of New York, N.Y.; grandchildren, Susan Todd Moon and Thomas Edward Moon; sister-in-law, Joan Moon of Sumter; and nephews, Lloyd B. Moon Jr. of Fort Walton Beach, FL and Ward N. Moon of Mt. Pleasant. Col. Moon was preceded in death by his brother, Lloyd Binford Moon.
The family would like to thank the staff of Lutheran Hospice of South Carolina; nurse, Susan Smith and hospice aid, Loretta Hampton. The family would like to thank Be Well Home Services staff members Aliyah Ansaar, Charnetta Leggette, Melissa Pompey and Corshia Alexander for their dedication and loving care.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Lutheran Homes of South Carolina, 300 Ministry Drive, Irmo, SC 29063 or Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1303 Richland Street, Columbia, SC 29201.
A memorial service for Col. Moon will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 8, 2013, at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, with a private burial in Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. Visitation will take place at the home of Steven Moon following the memorial service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel, is assisting the family.
Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com.