Judge Bob Moon

Judge Bob Moon

January 28th, 2012 in Opinion Free Press

The Chattanooga community is mourning the unexpected death on Thursday of General Sessions Court Judge Bob Moon at the age of 60.

A Chattanooga native, he was a graduate of the University of Tennessee. He earned a law degree from Memphis State Law School.

He practiced law in Hamilton County and was a judge in Signal Mountain for 13 years. Moon was appointed Hamilton County General Sessions Court judge in 1996. He was elected to the post in 1998 and re-elected in 2006, without opposition.

Moon was conscientious in his judicial duties and strove to do the right thing.

He was an idealist, a gentleman of good character and a sincere Christian.

He also was a hunter, fisherman, traveler, antique car enthusiast and writer.

Moon was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga, the Chattanooga Downtown Rotary Club, the Harrison Ruritan Club and the Chattanooga and Tennessee Bar associations.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Debbie I. Moon.

Funeral services will be held at First Presbyterian today at 3 p.m., with Dr. Fred Steelman and the Rev. Chris Ehlers officiating.

Moon will be remembered for his ardent love of Chattanooga and his devotion to administering justice as he saw it in General Sessions Court.