James H. Moon, "Jim", 73, of Calhoun, GA, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at his home after a brief and ferocious battle with kidney disease. He was born on April 11, 1949, to the late Howard H. Moon and the late Vivian Hazelrigs Moon of Stone Mountain, GA.
Jim was a veteran of the United States Army. He served 23 years in the active Army and Army Reserve. He bravely represented our country while in Germany during the Vietnam War and also proudly served in Saudi Arabia during the Desert Storm War. He was part of the Unit 118th MOTU, 401st Chemical Company, 314 Chemical Company and 318 Chemical Company. He retired as E 8 First Sergeant.
Jim earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of West Georgia in sociology and psychology. He did his postgraduate studies at Georgia State University. Besides God, family and country, Jims greatest joy and passion in life was helping people with special needs. His compassion was immeasurable for people with mental and physical disabilities. He had a gift for helping families cope with their handicapped loved ones. Before his illness, Jim was the Director of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Program at Bridge Health in Chickamauga, GA.
Jim was also affectionately known as "Jimbo The Clown." He created many happy memories and laughs for children of all ages performing at birthday parties, church events, and charities. Jim was a member of the Full Gospel Mens Fellowship of American and was president of the Georgia Mens Advance chapter. A ministry that was near and dear to his heart. Jim had a passion for the arts and was a great supporter of community theater. For many years, he was involved in the Dalton Little Theater and the Rome Theater. His favorite role was playing Atticus Finch in "To Kill a Mockingbird." He served on numerous boards, including Lookout Mountain Community Services Board and the Coosa Valley Regional Services & Development Corporation (Meals on Wheels). Jim made a big impact in all of the lives that he encountered.
Jim is survived by his wife, Aletia; his daughter, Amy Ware and her husband, John; granddaughters; Anna Kate Ware and Ellen Ware; step-son, Zach Carrier; step-daughter, Ashley Carrier and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A celebration of Jims life will be held at the chapel at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA on Tuesday, December 27, 2022, at 1:30 pm with full military honors. Closing remarks and prayer will be conducted by General Les Carrol. Burial will be in the Georgia National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations to be made to The American Kidney Fund and/or The American Heart Association.
Celebration of Life Tuesday
December 27, 2022
1:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, Georgia