Charles S. Mooney
Dr. Charles Sinclair Mooney (a.k.a. Chuck, Charlie, Pink Eye, Doc, Papa) was born on February 21, 1937 and grew up in Los Angeles, CA. He completed his undergraduate degree at Pomona College, where he was a member of the Kappa Delta fraternity and enjoyed playing football and rugby. He received his medical degree from Jefferson College and completed his general surgical training at the University of Kentucky. Chuck married the love of his life, Martha Lee Marr, in 1966. They had two sons, Stephen and Hubert. The family spent two years at Beale Air Force Base where Chuck performed surgery and reached the rank of Major. They returned to Lexington and eventually moved to Clarkland Farm, Martha’s childhood home. Chuck was devoted to his family, as they were to him.
Chuck was an admired general surgeon for more than 40 years and one of a few doctors to offer house calls. He was the first person you called in an emergency, always caring and calm. His life was marked by a quiet, unassuming selflessness. He was content with a small group of friends, making a “bigger than life” impact on each of their lives. He was a true Renaissance man with a keen intellect and endless curiosity.
Chuck passed peacefully on October 28, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Martha (Marr), sons Stephen (Christine) and Hubert (Katie), four grandchildren Charlie, Jack, Molly, and Millie; siblings Bebe (Rusty) Grosse of Carlsbad, California; Jane (Mac) Carter of Marshalltown, Iowa; and Elizabeth (Jim) Mooney-Meyers of Kenmore, Washington; sisters-in-law Nancy (Fred) Mitchell and Dill Johnson of Lexington, KY. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 1941 Bishop Lane, Suite 108, Louisville, KY 40218 or https://www.cff.org/give-today/. Since we are unable to celebrate together at this time, please share memories by sending cards to P.O. Box 315 Lexington, KY 40507. A celebration of Chuck will be held in the spring.