William Mooney, Jr.

Obituary of William Howard Mooney, Jr.

William Howard Mooney, Jr., age 76 of Rural Retreat, passed away Wednesday September 13, 2023. He was the son of the late William “Bill” Sr and Donnie Gaynell Mooney. He was preceded in death by his in-laws Hobert Fielden and Myrtle Repass Cornett; sisters, Ann “Tiny” Harris and Frances Mooney; niece Karen Harris. Bill served in the United States Navy from September 1965 to September 1969, along with his brother-in-law, Richard Cornett and lifelong friend, Richard Johnson. He was discharged as an E4, ABE3. His decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with One Campaign Star, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, and Good Conduct Medal. He was a motorhead, mechanic, truckdriver, baseball and football fanatic, animal lover, sweetheart, husband, dad, and granddad. Bill is survived by his wife Leona Cornett Mooney; children, John & Meigha Umbarger Mooney, Marsha & Chad Underwood; grandchildren, Haley Litton & partner Daniel Choi, Everett Cole Underwood, Austin Mooney and Alexus Smith, Cy Underwood; brother-in-law & sister-in-law, Richard & Linda Cornett; several nieces and nephews in Virginia and Florida; fellow motorheads, Kerry Eller, Josh Eller and James Scott; special caregivers, Amy Kerns and Jenny Tarter. Funeral service will be held 10 A.M. Saturday, September 16, 2023 at Grubb Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Fairview United Methodist Church Cemetery in Rural Retreat. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 9 A.M. until service time. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.grubbfuneralhome.com Grubb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.