William Moon 1932-2017

William Moon 1932-2017

Former NAACP branch president William Moon has died after a career of civil rights leadership in Nevada.

Arriving in Nevada as a warehouse manager in 1969, a post he held for more than a decade, Moon later became a civil rights officer in state government and served in a similar capacity in the Federal Bureau of Land Management.

Moon also organized a Boy Scouts troop and was a member of the city’s Regional Planning Commission. He was NAACP branch president 1996-2001 and sat on the city Civil Service Commission.

Moon is the second local NAACP leader to die this year, following Eddie Scott.

A memorial service for Moon was held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on King’s Row last weekend. Participants included Mormon Bishop Michael Hodes, Second Baptist (Sparks) Pastor emeritus William Webb, and First Baptist (Black Springs) Pastor Don Butler.