Charles “Charlie” Wallace Mooney, Jr., 91, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Wednesday, December 23, 2020. Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM Wednesday, December 23, 2020 both at Heritage Funeral Home with burial to follow at 12:00 PM at Killeen Memorial Park in Killeen, TX.
Charles was born on March 27, 1929 to Charles Wallace Mooney Sr. and Alfiel Clark Mooney in Montgomery, Alabama. He graduated from Bradford County High School in Starke, Florida in 1947. He then attended Clemson University in Charleston, South Carolina on a football scholarship and graduated in 1951. Charles’ post graduate work was at Claremont Graduate school in Claremont, California graduating in 1979 with a master’s in education. During his college years he met and married Connie Moss Mooney and after her passing he was blessed with his second wife Cynthia Mooney and they married in 1992.
In 1951 Charles was commissioned at Clemson University. His service to the Army included tours in the Korean and Vietnam wars. Charles received the rank of Colonel in 1972. His awards include Vietnam Service Medal w/ 3 Bronze Service Stars; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal; National Defense Service Medal w/ 1 Oak Leaf Cluster; United Nations Service Medal; Bronze Star Medal w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster & V. Device; Distinguished Flying Cross; Army Commendation Medal w/ 1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Air Medal w/ numerals 22; Meritorious Service Medal; Korean Service Medal; Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation; Master Army Aviator Badge; Department of the Army General Staff Identification Badge; Korean Chungmu Distinguished Military Service Medal; Legion of Merit w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster. His military nickname was “Daddy Gator.”
After retiring from the Army, he began a 20-year teaching career. He retired from KISD in 1990. After retiring from teaching, he enjoyed golfing and fishing, enjoying the view from his hill and spending time with his grandchildren.
Charles Wallace Mooney was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Alfiel Mooney; his first wife Constance Mooney.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife Cynthia Mooney; his sons, Charles “Chuck” Mooney III (Kris) of Katy, TX., Glen Mooney (Susan) of Harker Heights, TX.; daughters, Deborah Kay Maher (Dan) of Valley Mills, TX., Teresa Aegerter (Garth) of Georgetown, TX.; 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren and two beloved pets, Toby, and Katie.
The family would like to thank TexMed Home Health, Kindred Hospice, Visiting Angels and their staffs for their kindness and professionalism in caring for Col Mooney.
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