Mr. Phillip Franklin Moon

Published 5:45 pm Monday, February 25, 2019

OPELIKA, Ala. — Mr. Phillip Franklin Moon died peacefully at his home on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, in Opelika, Ala. at the age of 70.

Phillip is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jane, and his children, Catherine (Matt) Radtke of Little Rock, Ark., Jason Moon of Marathon, Fla., and Josh (Amanda) Moon of West Point, Ga. Phillip will be lovingly remembered by his eight grandchildren, Lily Radtke, Tucker Radtke, Charlie Radtke, Bryson Moon, Luke Moon, Henry Moon, Woody Moon, and Alice Moon. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Dorothy Moon, and grandchildren Jack Radtke and Madison Radtke.

Phillip was born on Feb. 21, 1949, in Langdale, Ala. He graduated from Auburn University with both an undergraduate and master’s degrees in civil engineering. He married his wife Jane in 1973. In October of 1978, he began his own company, P.F. Moon and Company, which has been a regional leader in the waste water treatment industry for the past 40 years. He was actively involved with Boy Scouts of America, receiving the Silver Beaver Award for his dedication and many years of service. He was committed to Auburn University’s engineering program and served as a guest professor for a number of years. Phillip is remembered fondly by members of the high school youth Sunday school class he instructed at West Point United Methodist Church.

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Phillip will be remembered by family and friends as an entrepreneur, engineer, teacher, contractor, gentleman­ farmer, rancher, pilot, husband and father, but his greatest joy was as a grandfather.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EST at the Johnson Brown Funeral Home in Lanett. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at 11 a.m. EST at the West Point United Methodist Church. A private graveside service will be held following the service at the church. The Rev. Dr. John Mattox and the Rev. David Bradshaw will officiate the ceremony.

The family respectfully declines flowers and requests that memorial donations be made to the Chattahoochee Boy Scouts of America (1237 1st Ave., Columbus, GA 31901) or to the Phillip F. Moon Scholarship for the School of Engineering at Auburn University (donations may be made online or mailed to: Auburn University Foundation, 317 College Street, Auburn, AL 36849). Please visit his Memorial Tribute page at to leave a condolence for his family, share a memory of Mr. Moon, or to light a Remembrance Candle in his memory.

Johnson Brown­-Service Funeral Home of Lanett is directing.