Keith Alan Moon, 72, of Belmont, North Carolina, died Thursday, October 18, 2018 at his home.
He was born on March 6, 1946 in Middletown, Ohio to Arthur Willis and Ruby Catherine (Halsey) Moon. On May 1, 1971, he married Beth Karolyn Borer.
Survivors include his son, Jordan (Cara) Moon of Arlington, Virginia; five daughters, Alison (Steve) Nichols of Wesley Chapel, North Carolina, Abby (Adam) Ingols of Alexandria, Virginia, Lindsay (Kyle) Findley of The Woodlands, Texas, Gwen (Chris) Spitzhoff of Alexandria, Virginia, and Whitney Moon of Charlotte, North Carolina; one brother, Kevin (Kathy) Moon of Oakwood, Ohio; two brothers-in-law, Bill (Becky) Borer of Zeeland, Michigan and Brad (Jane) Borer of Tiffin, Ohio; one sister-in-law, Barbara Williams of Doylestown, Pennsylvania; and eight grandchildren, Andrew, Adam, and Libby Nichols, Mary Caroline and Cate Ingols, Claire Findley, and Eleanor and Christian Moon.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
In 1964, Keith graduated from Bishop Hartley High School in Columbus, Ohio and in 1968 earned a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University. He went on to receive his MBA from Xavier University in 1975. A lifelong public servant, Keith was dedicated to helping those in need through his work in human services. He was the director of Health and Human Services in several Ohio counties and served in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during the first Reagan administration. He went on to become the Deputy Director of the Ohio Department of Human Services and then continued his career in Aiken, South Carolina and Belmont, North Carolina before retiring in 2014.
Keith was a loving husband and father and a doting grandfather. He and Betsy enjoyed 43 years of happy marriage until her death in 2014. Keith’s great enthusiasm for his children and grandchildren was evident in all the time he spent traveling from North Carolina to Texas to Virginia to make sure he never missed a birthday, recital, or special event. He was so very proud of his family and was always generous with his praise and encouragement.
The Mass of Christian Burial for Keith Alan Moon will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Tiffin, Ohio with Rev.Joseph Szybka officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Lodgings, Inc., 3912 Elbert Ave., Suite 108, Alexandria, VA 22305 or to Back Pack Weekend Food Program, Inc., PO Box 551030, Gastonia, NC 28055.
Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.
Condolences may be sent and the guest book signed at www.hgmackfuneralhome.com.