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Felton H. “Buck” Mooney

Felton H. “Buck” Mooney passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2023, after an extended battle with dementia.  He was 87 years old and a lifetime resident of St. Amant, La.  Buck was born on January 20, 1936, in Sylvania, Georgia.

He loved music, especially jazz. At 12, he played drums in the Drum and Bugle Corp and in high school, he and four buddies formed a band called the Mudcats with Buck on the drums.  He played music in several bands for 15-20 years after moving to Louisiana.

 Following high school graduation in 1956, he became an apprentice in UA Local 198, Pipefitter and Steamfitters Union, before being drafted into the Army Civil Air Patrol from 1958-60 and was an expert rifleman at 500 yards.  He was stationed in Bad Kissengen, Germany and loved visiting Paris and was at the original Moulin Rouge.  Once discharged, he completed his apprenticeship and worked for “the local” for 37 years until his retirement.  He helped build many of the plants along the river and surrounding areas – Ormet, Exxon, BASF, Shell, Borden, Texaco, CF Industries and more.  He also owned Mooney’s Septic Tank Service for many years.

His love for the ocean and swimming came from him spending summers with his Grandpa, whom he loved dearly, in Tybee Island, GA.  He was always ready to pack his bags and go, living life to the fullest.  In his 30’s after wanting to learn to fly his entire life, he received his private commercial and multi-engine license.  He loved the thrill of flying.

Later in life, he started playing golf and joined the Gonzales Country Club and loved seeing his friends every day. He loved helping Coach Bill Delaune coach the STA Gator Golf Team.

He loved to laugh at the Road Runner, the Tasmanian Devil and especially, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”.

Buck is survived by his former spouse and caretaker, Melba Stevens Mooney and his sister, Frankie Marie Pugh.  Three children, daughters Caprice Mooney Cline and husband Ronnie; Kimberly Mooney Duplessis and husband Ron; son, Robert A. Mooney and wife Carly; 10 grandchildren, Joshua Gonzalez and fiance’ Erica; Samantha Dupuis Michel and husband Tyler; Alexandra Dupuis Carmouche and husband Dane; Alexis Lambert Hebert and husband Alec; Dillon Duplessis and wife Kayla; Allison Lambert; Abigail Lambert; Kaci Duplessis Picou and husband Nathaniel; Abram Mooney and Adalyn Mooney.  Three great grandchildren; Noah Lambert, Ollie Carmouche and Charlotte Hebert.  He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert A. Lovett; his parents, Felton H. Mooney, Sr. and Marie Lovett Mooney Miles and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at the Bethany Warehouse campus located at 10877 Rieger Road, Baton Rouge.  Visitation will begin at 2pm with service and reflection of Buck’s life at 3pm, followed by refreshments.  Thanks to Ascension Oaks and special thanks to the nurses and staff at The Butterfly Wing – Hospice of Baton Rouge General for their compassion and love.  In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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