Friday, November 8, 2013

Official Obituary

Captain William J. (Bill) Moredock, USN (Retired), passed away on October 24, 2013 surrounded by Sparky, his loving wife of 60 years and his family. Bill was born June 13, 1929 to the late Marguerite and Kenneth Moredock in Pittsburgh, PA.

Bill had a dedicated and successful Naval career having served in Vietnam, the Pentagon, and three commands, retiring in 1977 as Commodore Destroyer Squadron 14.  Following his retirement, Bill and his family made Jacksonville their home.  Bill went on to have a very successful business career.

Bill was active in the Boy Scouts of America, was an Eagle Scout, was Chairman for Shawnee District, and was awarded the Silver Beaver, Northeast Florida BSA.  Bill was a member and past President of the Arlington Rotary Club and served as Rotary International District Governor, District 6970, in 1994/1995.

Bill is survived by his wife Frances (Sparky), four sons, Bill (Nancy), James (Laurel), Jeff (Janet) and David (Lisa), one daughter, Kim Lan Spencer (Charles); grandchildren Nicole, Isaac, Shirley, Jeffrey, Sarah Powell (Harrison), Hannah, Rebekah, Will Pafford, Kristina Spencer, and Ashley Lemmenes (Pete); sister, Claudia Hair, brothers Robert Schrader, Jeff Moredock (Etta), sister-in-law Marlynn Moredock; numerous brothers and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews.  He was pre-deceased by his brother, Jerry.  Bill never met a stranger and his family was his pride and joy!  He will be sorely missed by those who loved him.

A private interment was held Friday, November 1 at the Jacksonville National Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 9th, 11am, at First Presbyterian Church, 118 East Monroe Street, Jacksonville, with Rev. Dr. Robert L. Morris, Jr. officiating.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Rotary International Polio Plus Campaign ( for online donations in Bill's name) or Boy Scouts of America Trust Fund, 521 South Edgewood Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32205.  For further information, please go to

Family Gathering Saturday Evening


After the Bill's memorial service and reception this Saturday, Laurel and James are inviting all family out to their house for a casual family get together.  This will be an opportunity for us all to relax and enjoy each other’s company and catch up.  We will have food and an assortment of beers, soft drinks, and tea.  If you want something special feel free to bring it.  We’ll have the house open at 5:00PM and go until we don’t want to go any more.  Please pass this information on to any and all family members.

James and Laurel's House Address:
634 Bay Street
Neptune Beach, FL 32266
House Phone: 904-249-9056
James’ Cell: 904-612-0520

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone.  If you have any questions or need directions, call James cell or Bob Hair’s cell (904-614-5856).

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Memorial Information

Hello Dearest Friends and Family,

Thank you for your interest in celebrating the life of Captain William Joseph Moredock! 

The Memorial Service:

Anyone who would like to honor and celebrate Bill's life is welcome to attend.

The Memorial Service of William Joseph Moredock
with a lunch reception following

Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 11:00 am 

First Presbyterian Downtown
118 East Monroe Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Parking will be available in the Church's parking lot or on the street. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: 
  • Rotary International Polio Plus Campaign by visiting and making an online donation in Bill's name. 
  • The Boy Scouts of America Trust Fund
    521 South Edgewood Avenue
     Jacksonville, FL 32205

Cards may be sent to:
Sparky Moredock
1113 Fleet Landing Blvd.
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

Recommended Hotels:
We have arranged for a discounted block of rooms to be available in multiple locations at a discounted rate.

  • Hampton Inn at Regency
    1021 Hospitality Lane
    Jacksonville, FL 32225
    *Ask for the Sy-Klone Corporate Rate*
  • Omni Jacksonville Hotel
    245 Water Street
    Jacksonville, FL 322022
    *Ask for the First Presbyterian Guest Rate*

The internment will be a private event for immediate family only.