Jack L. Moon

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Jack L. Moon, 90, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,departed to his eternal home on Saturday, March 6, 2021, surrounded by his wife and family.

Jack Laverne Moon was born on Oct. 19, 1930, to Robert Laverne and Irene Pearl (Canny) Moon in Mound Valley. He grew up and attended school in Southeast Kansas, graduating from Labette County Community High School in 1948. He then earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Kansas State University.

After serving as a first lieutenant in the Air Force during the Korean War, Jack served his country in a civilian capacity, earning respect as an expert and inventor in a multitude of engineering fields, most prominently nuclear science. 

As part of his deep and abiding faith in Christ, he served as a Sunday school teacher, deacon and lay minister in various churches. Most importantly, he passed on his profound faith to his children, grandchildren and many others. He was a man of great intellect, compassion, humor and most of all, immense love. It’s hard to envision life without him.

Survivors include his loving wife of 67 years, Mary Lee (Haury) Moon of the home; six children, Robin Moon of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Jacalyn Moffat and her husband, James Moffat Jr. of Tuttle, Oklahoma, Gwynneth Mayeux and her husband, Kenneth, of Conifer, Colorado, John Moon and his wife, Mary, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Mary Beth Moon of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Carol Davis and her husband, David Davis II, of Clinton, Oklahoma; 11 grandchildren, Emily Legg, Melissa Diehl, James Douglas “J.D.” Moffat III, Daniel Mayeux, Benjamin Mayeux, John “Jack” Moon, Meredith Moon, David “Tucker” Davis III, William Davis, Samuel Davis and Nathan Davis; three great-grandsons, Oliver Legg Strantz, Malcolm Diehl and Ethan Diehl; his treasured baby sister, Cheryl “Sissy” Gavin and her husband, Monty, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and a sister-in-law, Barbara Moon of Mound Valley.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Robert “Bobby” Moon; and a sister, Jeanne Moon.

Friends may call from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons. At this time, due to COVID-19, there will only be a private family graveside service. A public memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Memorials are suggested to the Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation (childrenscardiomyopathy.org/unique/get-involved/online-donation.html) and may be left at or mailed to Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, KS 67357. 

Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.

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