In Memory

Jay Moon

Jay Moon

                  Jay D. Moon

February 6, 1952  ~  July 22, 2019

Jay Dee Moon was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on February 6, 1952 to J.D. and Peggy Moon. He spent his childhood living across many states and graduated from West High School in Bakersfield, CA in 1970. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Georgia in 1974. He married Marilyn McKrisky on November 18th. 1977. They moved to Brevard County  in 1978.

Jay had been involved in the seafood business since 1978. He owned Seafood markets and various different distribution companies in Merritt Island., Port Canaveral and Melbourne. He was active in Organized Fishermen of Florida and the Southern Shrimp Alliance for more than 30 years, advocating for the people of the seafood community in Florida.

Jay had four children. He was a beloved baseball, soccer and softball coach, Sunday school and Bible Study teacher, father, husband,grandfather and friend. He loved Jesus, baseball, golf, the Georgia Bulldogs, chocolate and his family. He never neglected anyone in need. He was also active on the board of the Salvation Army.

He is survived by his wife Marilyn of 41 years.  his children: Nick Moon, Katie Moon, Malia Moon Moran and Alissa Moon. Their spouses Naomi Moon and James Moran IV. His brothers and sisters: Jack Moon, Joy Allen, Jenni Allen, Judy Burgess, his beloved grandchildren Nicolas Dicapua, Reese Stowell, Nolan Moon, Jocelyn Stowell and James Moran V.

In lieu of flowers the family would ask you to donate to the Jay Moon Charitable fund to support the organizations he loved. Jay Moon Chartiable fund or Venmo @Malia-Moon. His Celebration of Life  was held on July 27, 2019 at Life's Oasis  Church 1441 N. Harbor City Boulevard, in Melbourn. His burial will be in Siloam Springs, Arkansas



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02/10/20 11:56 AM #1    

Bradley Titus

I was in an International Relations class with Jay, taught by Harold Mince. Midway through the semester we were required to give a speech. Names were pulled out of a hat for a random order. Jay got up and gave a spectacular talk, complete with facinating details, nuanced anecdotes, subtle humor, and quotes that reonated with deep connected threads. Jay went on for over a half hour and when he finished the entire class sat there in silent awe. Even Mr. Mince was at a loss for words. Next name out of the hat was Brad Titus. I was mortified. I slowly made my way to the podium and after 30 seconds of silence said this..."I can't believe Jay Moon just delivered my speech, word for word, syllabe for syllable." I made my way back to my seat, next to a laughing Tim Stewart. Mr. Mince looked perplexed. I quickly made my way back to the podium and said, "Just kidding." It broke the tension and gave me a break from Jay's amazing oratorical skills. I knew that day, whatever Jay decided to do, he was going to be very successful.

02/11/20 09:23 AM #2    

Tim Easter

Great memory for a good guy. Speaking of Mr. Mince: He and Mr. Leong were rather instrumental in increasing my interest in international relations. Eventually, I earned a BA in international relations from San Francisco State.

I hope all is good for you. We are good. Cheers.

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