Morris Mohon

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 22, 2009

The Rev. Morris Harmon “Buddy” Mohon, 71, passed away Thurs., May 14, 2009, at the home of his son in Townley, Ala.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack R. Mohon Sr. and Verdi Huffstutler Mohon; one sister, Faye Mohon Stallings, and one brother, Jack R. Mohon Jr.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Melva Jean Shoemaker; his three loving sons, Jeffery T. Mohon, Daryl S. Mohon and D. Duane Mohon; his four special daughters-in-love, Laura Mohon, Sandra Mohon, Sharon Mohon and Corrin Crum. Also included are his six grandchildren, Kayla Hughes, Jakob Mohon, T.J. Wright, Megan Mohon, Mason Mohon, McClane Mohon and his grandson-in-love, Jason Hughes. Survivors also include his brother and sister-in-law, Lex Mohon Sr. and wife, Ganelle; his two great grandchildren, David and Kayla Hughes; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
“Brother Buddy,” as he was affectionately called, was born in Locust Ford, Ala., and grew up in Pinson, Ala. He was a Vietnam-era veteran, serving in France from 1961 to 1962 in the 117th U.S. Air National Guard Reconnaissance Wing stationed in Birmingham. Prior to surrendering to the call of the ministry, he was employed by Ingalls Iron Works in Birmingham. Later, he became a partner at Pinson Valley Fabrications, Inc. He was an alumnus of Sanford University in Birmingham, earning a degree in theology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas.
The Rev. Mohon was a caring pastor for 34 years and was currently serving Northside Baptist Church in Andalusia.
He previously served the Lord’s call in Acmur, Ala.; Lone Oak, Texas; Carbon Hill, Ala.; Pinson and Bessemer. He also served in leadership positions in the local Southern Baptist Associations and he served happily on the Alabama Baptist Board of Missions.
Brother Buddy was a wonderful, caring husband; a proud loving father, grandfather, great grandfather and a loving pastor. He will be missed by all who had the privilege to know him – and to God be the glory.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Sun., May 24, at the Harmony Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Cummings, the Rev. Leroy Cole, the Rev. John Bryan and the Rev. Clyde Northrop officiating.
Keahey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to the church of one’s choice or to the Gideons International to spread the saving word of Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior.