City Grocery regulars mourn loss of long-time server

Published 1:18 pm Thursday, March 21, 2024

Terry Moon, a server at City Grocery for more than 20 years died recently and regular customers of the popular downtown restaurant have shared their grief on social media.

Moon, 60, died Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 12-3 p.m. on Sunday, March 24 in West Hall of Waller Funeral Home, which is handling the arrangements.

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According to his obituary, Moon was known as an icon by locals and visitors alike. His larger-than-life personality burst at the seams, as he’d lean over your table and begin frantically drawing a description of the dish you were considering.

At the heart of all he did was a desire to connect with others. Whether a celebratory dinner or a quick lunch, he made every occasion memorable and full of light. It was impossible to walk away from an encounter with Moon and not feel his contagious authenticity

In an article published in Garden & Gun magazine, John T. Edge poignantly describes Terry, “Eyeglasses sliding down his nose, skinny tie cinched loose around his neck, Terry Moon smiles at you in a way that says, ‘Never mind the bollocks.’”

Hundreds of Moon’s customers posted their memories on social media once the news of his death became public.





Click here to read the entire obituary.