Jay Anthony Moon, 77 passed away peacefully on January 19, 2023 in Mesa Arizona after a long hard-fought battle with cancer. There to meet him was his mother Mable, father Jay, step-father Junior, special uncle Floyd, brothers Chuck, Howard and sister Cora, brother-in-law, Ron, and nephew Tyler.
Jay was born in Denver Colorado to Jay and Mable Moon on September 18, 1945. Jay graduated from Adams City High School in Commerce City, Colorado in 1965. Soon after graduation Jay entered the U.S. Marine Corps, serving a tour of duty in Vietnam. After discharge from the Marines in 1969, Jay worked for Virg Egle pulling and setting up mobile homes. . On July 25, 1970, Jay and M. Sharron LeRette were joined in marriage in North Platte, NE. In June of 1970, Jay joined Mountain Bell Phone company in Greeley, CO. He worked for the phone company until 2005 when he retired in Mesa, AZ. Following retirement Jay drove a school bus for the Mesa School District for 15 years. Jay absolutely loved being a school bus driver.
Jay was known for his positive attitude, constant humor and being an adoring, fun Grandpa. He led an active life working, traveling, camping, fishing, wood working, floating in the pool, gambling in Laughlin, NV, with his two special buddies, and attending ASU games. He was active in Jaycees and Boy Scouts of America in CO. Jay was a life-time, devoted Denver Broncos fan!
Jay is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sharron, his son Robert William “Buck” and wife Gail Moon of San Diego, Ca., his daughter Jodi Jaye Barber of Mesa Az., and his four grandchildren Lauren, Josh, Evan Moon and Jay Barber.
Military Honors will be held February 24, 2023 at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix Arizona 85024, at 10:00am-10:30am.
Donations, in Jay’s honor, are requested to the Vietnam Veteran’s of America Association: https://vva.org/donate/
Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.