Henry MOOG Jr.

Family-Placed Death Notice

MOOG, Henry, Jr. HENRY B. MOOG, JR. Henry was an Atlanta native born at Piedmont Hospital on September 19, 1938, son of Syril and Henry B. Moog, Sr. He attended E. Rivers Elementary School, and Northside High School before getting his B.S. in Business from The University of Alabama. After graduation, he started his only salaried job when he enlisted in the US Army Security Corps where he discovered his love for travel. During his two years of duty when he was stationed in both New Jersey and California, he traveled throughout the Asia, before his honorable discharge with the ranking of Captain. When he returned to Atlanta, he began working for his father's real estate firm, Clover Realty. After a few years, his entrepreneurial spirit took over and he started Inman Realty where he renovated homes in the emerging neighborhood of Inman Park. He then became restless focusing on one neighborhood, and formed a charter travel business specializing in flights to Europe, and grew the business to where it ultimately was the largest revenue producer for one of the major airlines before selling the business in the early 1980's to his key employee. His international travel also helped him in the creation of his next two businesses. While traveling in Europe, he began buying Chinese Export porcelain. Not knowing much at first, he began purchasing pieces purely based on his appreciation of the beauty. However, he very quickly became fully engaged in the history of the trade, and was ultimately regarded as one of the world's most renowned experts in the field. While building H. Moog Fine Porcelains, his love for development and real estate never waned. His pioneering spirit drove him and a friend to accidentally discover the Turks and Caicos Islands on New Years' Eve 1970/ 1971. He fell in love with the islands, with both the beauty of the nature and the beauty of the people, and spent the next 41 years enjoying the interaction with both. He ultimately created a vacation rental business that he ran for over 25 years. He was a true renaissance man, who had passion for so many interests. He always had a great eye for beauty, aesthetics, and attention to detail, whether through his love of antiques, design and architecture, or endless views of the ocean or layered mountains. Another love was his insatiable passion for food, which often dictated where his global travels took him. One of his greatest loves was to share his culinary creativity with friends who shared in his passion. He was always able to find a way to make a living in his hobbies, and his enthusiasm for his work was unsurpassed. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Dinah Dees Moog. He is also survived by his children, Henry B. Moog, III (Tripps), his wife Wellons Mast Moog, and their children Grace, Dailey, Cooper and Anna. He is also survived by his daughter Shandon Moog Benedict, her husband William Noble Benedict, III, and their children Anderson and William. Funeral services will be held 2:00pm Monday September 24, 2012 at H.M. Patterson & Son Spring Hill Chapel with the family receiving guest one hour prior to the service and following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Henry's memory to the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University, Development Office, 1762 Clifton Road, suite 1400, Atlanta, Ga. 30322, or Hospice Atlanta, Office of Advancement, Visiting Nurse Health System, 5775 Glenridge Drive, NE, Suite E200, Atlanta, Ga. 30328. Online condolences may be made at hmpattersonspringhillchapel.com

Funeral Home

H.M. Patterson & Son-Spring Hill Chapel
1020 Spring Street NW Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 876-1022

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Sept. 21 to Sept. 23, 2012