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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Judge moon was a great judge and community leader.
"May your close friends and family hold you by the hand and love you through your grief."
Carla Hoosier (Sewanee,TN)
i met Judge Moon one random afternoon 4 or 5 years back. i was the assistant manager at the old red bank krystal, and he came in one afternoon for lunch. when i realized he was there, i walked out to him to ask if there was anything he needed, and that is when his true personality shined.
there i was, doing my job, and next thing i know we are having a light conversation about the different things about his job. i didnt take too much of his time, but in the short few minutes i did get to talk with him, people kept coming up to him and thanking him for the man he was when he was in the court room.
he touched many people. i never had to go before him, but i did get to see him in action back when he used to sit in for red bank. a friend had to go to court over a ticket, and i got to see first hand how he was behind the bench. very stern and rigid but at the same time, a reasonable man. he will be greatly missed.
Debbie, I've told you many times before how I admired Judge Moon while we were at work. He was indeed a very special person. Please know you are in my prayers.
May God Bless and keep you.
Corky was a wonderful Judge and Friend.
He will be missed by many. Prayers to
As a young man I fully agree with the words said of Judge Moon's love for young people. When I met him and told him I was from Memphis he shook my hand and told me a few stories of his Memphis State days. Judge Moon was approachable and never to big, to important or to above taking time to speak to children, youth or those 20 something's of which I am currently a member. He was a great Tennesseean, Republican and man. His leadership will be missed.
Bob was a mentor to me as I started my career at Sig Mt PD in the early 80s. Later he began his career as Sessions Court Judge and I became a deputy at H.C.S.O. I never had a question that he didnt have time for. I am honored to have had Judge Moon as my friend. Debbie our prayers are with you.
I grew up with Bobby in East Lake. We lived near his grandmother, Mrs. Moon, who spent many holidays with us after her family left. I worked for several attorneys in Chattanooga and Judges in Cleveland, TN., and got to see Judge often. He was a wonderful person and will be missed by many, including me. I am sad I had not seen him in several years due to moving to N.C. and having cancer. I will pray for your lovely family and ask God to comfort your hearts. There was no one like Judge Bob Moon, and never will be.
Our condolences go out to Debbie and all of Bob's family members. He was a wonderful friend to us. We will forever remember the good times at the farm and his generosity shown to us. We were fortunate to have also worked with him in the court system and see the goodness of his concern for mankind and his community. He will be greatly missed by us and many more who came to know him as well. God Bless
MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AT THIS VERY SAD TIME. I HAVE KNOWN JUDGE MOON (CORKY)SINCE HE WAS A SMALL CHILD. HE GREW UP TO BE A WONDERFUL AMAZING MAN,JUDGE AND PERSON THAT WE WILL NEVER FORGET.
Many prayers for the Moon family, comes from those of us who grew up with "Corky" Moon, as we all knew him. May the Peace of the Lord embrace your family, dear friend.
East Lake friend,
Regina Smalley Townsend
May Many blessings of comfort and support surround the family of Judge Moon. Hamilton County TN will certainly Miss the immense Wisdom and Guidance by such a Fair Judge that touched Numerous lives with his presence. I am forever grateful for All the ways Judge Moon assisted our numerous individuals that struggle daily with a mental illness. His fairness and compassion will Always remain within each one of Us.
Our prayers go out to the Moon Family.Judge Moon was the one who officated our wedding and also my sisters wedding.He married off the whole Hedden family.He will be missed by all of us.We love you Judge Moon.
Scott,Debbie and Brenley Hedden
I was so sad to learn of Bob's passing. We were schoolmates and friends for a few years. He was the same person in those years, as he was in the later years on the bench. You are all in my prayers. God Bless.
Mrs. Moon, I was in your husband's court frequently through the years as a landlord. He was always fair and professional, and I respected him. I am so sorry to hear of this tremendous loss. Please accept my condolences and prayers. T. Grant
Judge Moon you will be missed. No one will be able to fill your chair in the sessions court you did great things and your memory will never fade.
RIP Judge Moon. I am not originally from the Chattanooga area and have only lived here nine years, but I have read and noticed your Judical decisions that you seemed to be a kind, fair and really cared about people. Now that I have read what people are saying about you....I knew I was right in my assessment of you. I am sure you will be greatly missed by all.
So very sorry to read Judge Moon left us so suddenly. I have greatly appreciated his service to our comumunity and the youth. He was an inspiration to us all. May light perpetual shine upon him. God's peace...
I know Joe will miss you very much. He enjoyed looking for license plates for you. He was a very nice person. We sure know this is a heavy time now, prayers for you and your family. Joseph and Gail Browder
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.You will be missed very much!
Scott,Debbie,and Brenley Hedden
It saddens me to know that I have lost a dear friend. I grew up with Corky and always knew that he would do great things. I was so proud to call him my friend. What impressed me the most about him was that he never forgot where he came from, and never forgot the friends that he had there. I have ask him for advice several times and he never turned me away and never made me feel like I was taking advantage of his friendship or his position. He was a great person, and did so much for so many. My prayers go out to his family and you will be in my prayers daily as you go through the tough days ahead. Thanks Corky for the memories.
Many years ago, I needed a attorney and found a friend.
He will be missed by all whose lives he touched.
A GOOD name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold. I had the privilege of working for Judge Moon, and his character testified to who he really was! Not only did he have a good name, and was highly favored of God, but he was a good person as well! May God comfort his family during these difficult times!! Frankie Bates!!
Bob Moon represented my family in a case several years before he was appointed judge. During that time, he provided patient and wise counsel that was way beyond what was required to fulfill his legal obligations. I will always be eternally grateful for the help that he provided to me at that time. I pray that God will comfort Judge Moon's family at this time.
My sincerest condolences to the entire Moon family. Mark, I know you and your brother were very close. I pray that God will give His special peace and comfort during this very difficult time. As hard as it may be to do right now, remember that there is a time, a season, and a purpose to everything in this world.
It was a sad day when Judge Bob Moon passed away for me. He wasn't just a great judge me and him were great friends and we loved antique cars. He once told me to stand up for what I believed in and let the Lord lead me in my decisions. My prayers are with the family we have lost a great judge for our city and county. Denny Manning Councilman of East Ridge, TN.
Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.
Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.
If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way.
By Lamaretta Simmons
Debbie, The Gober family is sending you much love and prayers. We loved Bob and appreciate his show of kindness to Chris after his accident. He was an inspiration to Chris and we will miss him so much. May God be with you during this difficult time. We know is in Heaven today.
Mrs. Moon my prayers are with you.
R.Woods, Sessions Court Civil
Our thoughts and prayers are with Judge Moon's entire family! He was a truly a wonderful man!
Bob, was a great person & will be missed beyond words can say. I was distantly related to Bob & I am very proud of it
My heart goes out to the family during this time. I pray that God will comfort you to the fullest and memories will linger forever for this honorable man. I will always remember conversations I had with Bob (Corky) when we would be at the East Lake Center and how he always spoke about taking my education seriously and making the right decisions in life. I have always considered him my mentor and will always cherish the memories I have of him.
I knew him as " Corky" and he was a wonderful young man. He was a delight to know and it was obvious that he would become a caring and competent adult. All of associated with the Boys & Girls Club remember him as a volunteer karate instructor who had a gift for working with children. He will be missed.
Praying for your family. Judge Moon talked with us during a diffcult time in our son's life. He was a very special person and judge...very rare in this day and time. God Bless
To the family of Bob "Corky" Moon--may you all find the strength needed to go through this homegoing of a dear man. I grew up with Corky and was just thinking about a trip our 9th grade class took to Washington, DC and up to Boston with Mrs. Sorrells. We were very priviledged to take this trip and it was a great trip. We studied like crazy before going and had rules to go by (several pages). Memories are worth so much. God bless you.
May the love and peace of God hold this family while the storm passes by. Honorable Judge R. Moon you will be greatly missed. Our hearts are sadden, but God needed you to come home. Rest in peace
Our sympathy and prayers go out to Judge Moon's entire family. He will be missed greatly throughout the RURITAN cummunity and especially the Harrison Ruritan Club.
2002 Ruritan National President
JUDGE MOON WAS A VERY GOOD PERSON AN A VERY GOOD AN FAIR JUDGE. HE WAS WELL LOVED AN RESPECTED.HE HELPED TURN MANY ON THE RIGHT PATH.MAY GOD COMFORT HIS FAMILY. THANKS JUDGE MOON. R.I.P.
Quick wit, a smile that could break the tension of an iceberg and a stare that let you know he means business. Thanks Judge Moon for all the memories.
I knew Bob as a friend that enjoyed his antique cars. I helped him work on some of them, and he aquried at least one I restored for Benny Bootle.(a 1940 Ford Coupe). He married my present wife (Laurie) and me in Oct. 2000. I know he will be greatly missed all. Wayne & Laurie More
I will always remember Bob as a friend that enjoyed his antique cars. I helped him work on some of them,and he aquired at least one that I restored for Benny Bootle. He also married Laurie and me in 2000. I know he will be missed by all. Wayne & Laurie Moore
While my life's path never crossed the path of Judge Moon, I have always heard glowing remarks regarding his work and his community involvement, particularly with the Boys & Girls Clubs. I do however, know his brother Mark and consider him a dear friend. "We love you 'Moonpie' and share in your grief.
May God's peace & comfort be abundant to the family & friends of Judge Moon. I did not know him personally, but am a friend of a friend of his, and know what a truly loving & caring person he was. Judge Moon...you made a difference in so many lives and you will be forever missed.
Judge Moon is greatly going to be missed, he was a great Judge and also a fair one, My prayers go out to his family.
To Debbie and the entire Moon Family, Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. Bob was a good man, lawyer and Judge and will be missed not only by his loved ones but by the many people that knew him. He touched so many lives and will always be remebered by those that he called friends.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family and many friends of Judge Robert l Moon Jr.
I grew up with you in and out of our home with my brother. You were and always have been a fine man.
Rest in Peace Corky. You will be missed by so many.
My heart is broken by the loss of such a great man. He made a difference in so many people's lives. He will truly be missed. R.I.P.
May God wrap His loving arms around around Bob's family and give them peace and comfort. I feel blessed and fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Bob and to have known him.
He was a formidable and fair opponent when he was a defense attorney in City Court. Although he was a grade ahead of me in the schools we attended, he never snubbed me. I am sorry I never saw him on the bench.
Prayers & Peace are with the Moon Family.
Sadly missed prayers are with family
I enjoyed working with Judge Moon. He talked with me often. I will miss him. May the Lord Jesus watch over us all,God bless. Thanks Judge Moon for your kindness to me always.
May God be with your family as you enter the gates of heaven. You will be missed !Rest in peace.
The community has lost a good friend and leader with the passing of Judge Moon. Condolences to his wife and extended family during this tragic time. He will be missed by many!! Rest well....
Judge Moon was a wonderful man and friend to both me and my husband. We both had the honor to work with him and we were always treated with great respect. May he rest in peace.
Corkey ,I'll always remember your sweet smile,the times we were all together,with The Kirby's ,my thought's and prayer's for Debbie,your precious mom and Mark,I love you brother. Sadie Henry
May God bless your family at this very sad time, and may you know His love and peace. The Smartt Family
Judge Moon was one of the best in Hamilton County. We were so blessed to have you in our lives and in the court room. We, the staff at Crawford Bonding, want to say thank you for your service and help over the years. It was a great honor to know you. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and close friends. May god bless you and may you rest in peace.
May God be with your family during this time. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Moon family. I didn't know Judge Moon but I have always heard he was a fair judge and a good man!
Bob was the Smartest, wittiest, most confident Man I knew, he had the biggest Heart and he was the Best Friend that anyone could have, he will be greatly missed, we love and miss you.....My thoughts and prayers are with Debbie and family..
Rhonda "Petty" Blizzard ( Kimball, TN )
Judge Moon will truly be missed within our community. My wife and I offer our deepest condolences to his family. Our prayers are for your abiding comfort and peace.Robert and Kim Tindel.
MAY GOD BE WITH YU AND YUR FAMILY YUR IN A BETTER PLACE NOW..
May God be with your family during this time. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Moon family. God takes care of all his children.
Debbie and Family, Corky will be so very missed, We have you in our thoughts and prayers. We hold such fond memories of the "old" days at the gym in Red Bank. God Bless you and keep you in this saddened time , We lost Dad on Dec.5th to a heart attack as well. If we can do anything for you please don't hesitate to contact us.
Judge Moon was kind enough to let me job shadow him for a day for a senior class project. During that day, he was gracious to me and everyone else in the courtroom, took extra time to teach me about our court system. This kindness was no doubt typical for Judge Moon. Our prayers go out to Judge Moon's family.
What a loss. Always hoped my cases were going to be in Moon's court when I was an officer taking cases there for years. A great man.
i'm so sorry to hear of this lose i ill be praying for the family and friends of this wonderful man he was loved by so many may god be with you at this time.
Judge Moon was an anchor for our community and state. Now, we must drift awhile as we grieve our loss. My deepest condolences to his wonderful family. My prayers are for your abiding comfort and peace.
Ken Orr (Ooltewah, TN)
As a student, Bob made teaching rewarding and exciting. There was no better example of love and gratitude.
Debbie,Bob will be sadly missed by all. He was a sweet heart. My thoughts and prays are with you and the family. Debbie Brown
Judge Moon was a great man, he was so well liked by everyone, he was the best Sessions judge there was, he is going to be so badly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Judge you are an amazing man and it has been not only an honor put privilege to call you a friend.
I am so sadden of the lost of a great man!!Words can't express what impact he had on us all...GREAT MAN!!!He will truly be missed....Stood b4 him once,and he showed complete understanding....R.I.P
he is truely a great man andwill be missed by all. we send our sympathy to the moon family, and you are in our prayers.
Your family is in our prayers, thank you for your dedication to this community. You were a fair and just man. You will be missed.
RIP... Judge Moon... You're a GREAT judge and you will sadly be missed. Judge Moon's Family are in my prayers.
PRAYING FOR YOU ALL. YOU WILL BE MISSED. WE PUT THE EXHAUST ON ONE OF HIS PRIZED CARS & HE WAS NICE ENOUGH TO SEND US AN 8X10 PHOTO SAYING THANKS FOR A GREAT JOB.
Never met Judge Moon other on a jury pool but I've heard so many good things about him prior to his death and a lot more Rest In Peace Judge Moon.
my son did his senior progect on judge moon,and went to sit with him many times in the court room. they had became friends. judge moon will truely be missed by everyone. he was a special person in not only my sons life but in ours to.our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Condolances and Prayers for the Moon Family..He was a great Judge and a very nice man.My husband and I enjoyed seeing him at Street Rod meets and talking about old cars with him.Much Love to you all,Lisa Skinner
We were a wonderful Judge to the people. True, fair and honest. God needed someone special..You will be missed by many.
Our sympathy is with the Moon family
Ken & Jewell Guffey---Soddy Daisy
I am praying for all of his family.
I AM A FIRST COUSIN AND WE CALLED HIM CORKY, HE WILL SO MISSED BUT I KNOW HE WILL LIVE ON IN MY HEART FOREVER. I PRAY FOR DEBBIE, AUNT CHRIS AND MARK TO KNOW THAT HE IS IN GODS HANDS NOW AND KNOWING HIM HAVING THE TIME OF HIS LIFE. I HAD THREE BROTHERS TO PASS AWAY AND EVEN THOUGH CORKY IS A COUSIN, HE WAS A BROTHER TO US ALL. HE HAD SO MANY VALUES OF PEOPLE EVEN WHEN THEY DIDN'T KNOW IT. HE WAS STERN BUT SO UNDERSTANDING AND HE LOVED OUR LORD AND HIS COMMUNITY. HE BELIEVED IN CHATTANOOGA AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS. HE DEICATED HIS LIFE TO OUR COMMUNITIES AND HE WAS WELL DESERVED. HE WILL MISSED BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN. I LOVE YOU MORE CORKY AND WE WILL ALL OF YOUR KIN ADVICE THROUGH THE YEARS. YOURS TRULY DEBI KIRBY BRANAM
Our prayers are with Debbie and all family. Judge Moon will be remembered with respect and admiration for all of the lives he has touched, and his love and care to so many children..He was a very special man, and we were blessed with his friendship.
Gary and Rita Haskew
We are praying for the family at this sad time. Judge Moon will be missed by all.
"Corky" was a life-long dear friend. In his last email to me last week, he stated how much he cherrished his "Old" friendships. Of how easy new friendships were established after you became powerful or important, but that he cherrished his old friendships so much. My letter that was published in the Chattanooga Free Press in support of Judge Moon....I had no idea I would lose him so fast. I am glad I, along with many of his friends, either called him on the phone or emailed him with their continued support during this difficult time. I am very proud to have known such a great man. My heart hurts today from losing such a wonderful friend. Debbie & the rest of the family, may God wrap His loving arms around you and give you the comfort you need in the days ahead.
Some people say that the measure of a man is to "make a difference." Judge Bob Moon most certainly MADE A DIFFERENCE. My prayers go out to his family and friends. May he rest in peace.
A friend to wildlife and a friend to sportsmen... Judge Moon will be greatly missed.
Bob,I think you was a (just) judge.for the people.
Rest in Peace. Thank you for your service.
To the family of Judge Moon my deepest sympathy.
I have a poem that he wrote for me when they dedicated East Brainerd Road to my son Hamilton County Deputy Sheriff, Donald K. Bond Jr. and I will always cherish it.
The loss of someone so close is difficult to bear. We share your grief. Judge Moon will be greatly missed and we are forever grateful for all he did to make the lives of others in our community so much better.
RIP Bob, you were a fine man.........Randy & Terri Bass, Shady Grove Harbor
Mark & Family:
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. You and your family will be in our prayers today and forever. Our community is greiving today for a man that truly cared about people and Chattanooga.
David, Tami, John & Matt
May many others follow his example and good heart. Prays of peace and comfort for his family.
Judge Moon will be dearly missed as he was very loved and a great friend.I called on him several times for advice. I will always have the upmost respect and love for him, I will cherish our friendship and all that you did. I keep his wife and family in my prayers but our friendship in my heart..
I am so sorry for your loss. Judge Moon was a wonderful person as well as a great judge. The people of this city/county have lost a good friend. You are in my prayers.
Bob Moon's passing is a huge loss to our community. May God comfort his family and legions of friends.
Thank you for what you did for this city. Thank you for the encouragement, honesty, and tough love. Your bravery was immeasurable. Wish there were more like you.
Thanks Judge Moon for helping me turn my sons life around.......the stories you told him face to face encouraged him to continue his education and turn his life around. I think your direct and to the point conversations with my son will stay with him for the remainder of his life.
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
It is with grave sadness I write this note. As Bob and I talked last week about the turkeys in my front yard, little did I know it was the last time we would speak. He kept me polished in the court room and a better State Trooper. I shall miss my friend so. God Bless you and hold you.
Ret. Master Trooper Ronnie J. Roe
My thoughts and prayers are with Judge Moon family at this time.
My family's condolences on your loss. Judge Moon was a well respected Judge and a wonderful person. You are in our thoughts and prayers.