Donald R. “Bob” Moxley

August 09, 1940 ‒ November 08, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Donald R. “Bob” Moxley, age 78, of Mount Vernon passed away on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at his home.

He was born on August 9, 1940 in Knox County to the late Robert and Helen (Bevington) Moxley.  Bob was employed for over 20 years at the Mount Vernon Fire Department from which he retired.  He was a member of the Colonial City Moose Lodge #2555 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4027.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing.  But most of all he loved baking goodies for his friends and family.  Bob was a veteran serving in the United States Navy.

He is survived by his wife, of over 54 years, Sally Moxley; his sons, Jim (Sherry) Moxley, Tom (Jenny) Moxley, Tim (Deb) Moxley; nine grandchildren, Jamie (Cody) Clark, Ryan Moxley, Amber Moxley, Ariell Moxley, Erica Moxley, Kayla Moxley, Kyle Moxley, Brittany Sapp, Matt Sapp; ten great-grandchildren, Kendal, Natalee, Brayden, Cam, Avery, Dailon, Libby, Emily, Hannah and Xena; his sister-in-law Sarah Moxley and numerous nieces and a nephew.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his sister Polly Hartsook and his brother Jim Moxley.

In keeping with Bob’s wishes, there will be no calling hours.  A graveside service will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018 beginning at 11AM in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Pastor Marvin Haught officiating.  Military honors will be provided by the Knox County Joint Veteran’s Council.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to:  Knox County Animal Shelter; Kindred Hospice; or a charity of one’s choice.

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  • So sorry to hear about Don. He will be missed at Legion at the Moose for Lunch. You have our Deepest Sympathy.

  • Dear Sally and family,
    What can I say? We share your great loss and remember Bob in the most gracious way.
    I have known and loved you two for almost as long as I can remember. He will be greatly missed by many and especially by those who knew and loved him. You and your family and Bob will be remembered in our prayers.
    Love and peace,
    Sam and Mary Margaret

  • Sally and family, I’m so sad to see that Bob has passed. I have good memories of you guys at Granny & Dwight’s home. Prayers for comfort and peace.

  • Sally and family,

    I am sorry for the loss of your loved one. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time. Just know you are in my thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort in the days ahead. 

  • Sally:
    I am sorry for your loss. Thoughts snd prayers as you remember good memories together.

    Roger Marra

  • Sally,
    I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was always so kind to me when I would go to the fire department to visit with family. My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. May you find comfort in your fond, sweet memories. Hugs.

  • Like so many, I was saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. I have so many great memories of Bob. I worked with him at the old fire station and often laugh out loud when I think of his crazy antics and great, anamated stories. He was a great firefighter and EMT and one hell-of-a cook. He was truly one of a kind and my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and his many friends and fans. Blessings…..

  • Sally,

    So sorry for your loss. Sending warm and tight hugs and thinking of you over these next days and years to come.


  • Sally, and family,

    I’m sorry to learn of Bob passing. I have many memories of him, over the years at the fire station. He was a very dependable friend to so many of us. Your all in my thoughts at this most difficult time. Just know that we are all blessed who knew Bob.

  • To Sally and all the boys and family, so very sorry to hear about Bob, we were neighbors for 13 years or so and you couldn’t ask for a better friend, always willing to help. some of my best memories were when we went deer hunting, good times back then. he will be missed. my thought’s and prayers are with you all.

  • Gosh, so many fire friends have passed,Buker,G Coe, Dutch,Ernie ,C Metcalf,Tom Knox- the list seems to go on & on.
    Bob Moxley was special, he never caused any trouble , was a blast to be around and always was a good pal. I haven’t seen him in a long time but I see him now and miss the guy…a LOT. R.I.P. Bob.
    The best to all family members.Jim N

  • Sally & family: SO SO SORRY. Bob and I go back a long way. Always enjoyed talking to him. What a great man, father , and person. Will keep you in my prayers. Bob Harrod

  • So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I always enjoyed talking to Bob when he came in our office and I wish I had been able to help him find a Bassett Hound because I knew he really wanted one. He brought me a pumpkin roll one time and it was delicious. I will miss him a lot. Sympathy and prayers to you Sally and your family.

  • Sally and family, another one gone.. I always enjoyed being around u two. U were certainly SPECIAL people I loved to c. Bob always had a smile to share. Please know I care about you.. jean Mills.. take care of U…

  • Sally, Sarah, and boys, and your families,
    I am so sorry to hear of your losses. I have no words that I can offer that might help at this time. Please just know, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Gayanne (Butler) and Pat Clifford.

  • I never knew Bob other than I know his son Tom and if his father was as great of a person as Tom then he had to be as great as any man could be. I know he will be sadly missed by all that knew him. I hope he can now rest in peace.