Gregory L. Moon, 1955-2003, Sedalia

Gregory L. Moon, 48, of Sedalia, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003, at his home.

He was born May 18, 1955, in Pettis County, a son of Raymond Wesley and Betty Jean Dinwiddie Moon. On Aug. 20, 1992, he was married to Joyce Finley, who survives of the home.

Mr. Moon was an accomplished musician and song writer. He had played the guitar since he was 12. From the early 1970s through the 1990s, he played lead guitar in several bands including Bush Whacker, Storm Crow and Coupe de Ville. He performed several benefits for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, American Cancer Society and for cerebral palsy. The proceeds from his latest CD went to the American Cancer Society. He loved music and enjoyed sharing his passion with others. He loved being outdoors and collecting knives and guitars. He was known for his sense of humor. He was his daughter's best friend.

Also surviving are a daughter, Amber Cross, of Sedalia; his mother, of Sedalia; a sister, Cynthia Nispell, of Liberty; a brother, Charles Smith, of Kansas City; three nephews; and a niece.

He was predeceased by his father.

Memorial services will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2591 at 121 S. Ohio Ave. Private burial will be at a later date.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society in care of Ewing-Schutte & Semler Funeral Home.