Andrew L. Mooney Jr., 86, passed away Wednesday, July 13th at home, surrounded by his family, after an extended illness. Andy was born in Durham, NC to the late Andrew L. Mooney Sr. and Edith Birtchett Mooney. Andy worked at the Methodist Retirement Home in Durham for many years before retiring from Erwin Oil Company. He enjoyed camping and fishing at Kerr Lake and spending time with family.
Andy was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Alice Smith Mooney; his parents; daughter in law, Sherrie Mooney; as well as brothers in law Louis Freeland, Ronald Smith, and Mike Cates. He is survived by his three children; Preston Mooney, Vickie Holleman and husband Mike, Jeff Mooney and girlfriend Claudia; three grandchildren, Ryan Holleman and wife Tammy, Chase Holleman and wife Kendal, and Christian Holleman and wife Kamile; and four great grandchildren, Karli, Beau, Rhett, and CJ. He is survived by his sister Alice Freeland and nephews Larry Freeland (Vickie) and Dennis Freeland. Extended family includes Carolyn Cate (Larry), Charles Smith (Jackie), Lee Smith (Patsy), Diane Cates, Gail Bryant (Dean), and Kenny Smith (Yvonne).
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, July 19th at 11am at Mount Moriah Baptist Church, 549 Erwin Road, Durham. There will be no visitation. Serving as pallbearers are Larry Freeland, Dennis Freeland, Charles Smith, Lee Smith, Kenny Smith, and Alan Mauer.
The family would like to express special thanks to loving family and friends. The family would also like to express special thanks to Duke HomeCare and Hospice. In particular, his care team Mary, Debbie, and Bobbie. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be made to a Church of their choice or Duke HomeCare and Hospice.
Walker's Funeral Home of Chapel Hill is assisting the Mooney family.