Samuel Edgar Mooney

Male 1911 - 2008


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  • Born  28 Feb 1911  Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  22 Jul 2008  New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Mooney, Samuel Edgar, 97, "Moondog" or "Amazin' Sam" died peacefully in his sleep Tuesday morning, July 22, 2008. A man for all seasons, Sam had a lifelong love affair with golf and music. As a young man, Sam was a nightclub entertainer and sang with his sister, Ruth Gibson and Grace Shannon in a trio with Barney Rapp's Big Band. After enlisting in the U.S. Army, Sam served in the Caribbean prior to World War II. After the war, Sam held a variety of jobs from modeling clothing to working as a stevedore. Sam played golf throughout his life, and became a golf professional at age 57. His last job, which he left in April, 2008, was as a "Divitologist" and Superintendent of the Driving Range at Crane Lakes Golf and Country Club. Sam was most proud of the hole-in-one he shot on February 11, 2003 shortly before his 92nd birthday. He is survived by his companion and former spouse, Charlotte Mooney; daughter, Janice Smith of Santa Ana, CA; sister, Ruth Gibson of Palm Desert, CA; and many nieces and nephews. Sam was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Long, and his third wife, Grace Shannon. A Celebration of Sam's life will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, July 26th at Crane Lakes Golf and Country Club in the Clubhouse Ballroom, 1850 Crane Lakes Blvd., Port Orange. Memorial donations can be made in Sam's memory to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32129, who provided loving care in his last days. Condolences can be made online at www.settlewilderfuneralhome.com

      Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal from July 24 to July 25, 2008
    Person ID  I3275  Benbow Family and Allied Lines
    Last Modified  30 Jul 2010 

    Father  Frank Battle Mooney,   b. 09 Oct 1886, Gordon County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1972, Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Nannie M. Westmoreland,   b. 22 Apr 1886, Mount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1955, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1906 
    Family ID  F1776  Group Sheet

    Married  30 Dec 1939  Danville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • one daughter
    Last Modified  22 Jun 2009 
    Family ID  F1168  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Charlotte 
    Last Modified  30 Jul 2010 
    Family ID  F1774  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Grace Shannon 
    Last Modified  30 Jul 2010 
    Family ID  F1775  Group Sheet


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