Linda Joyce Hassler (Moon) died peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 in Nashville, TN from complications related to Alzheimer’s Disease. She was 76. Linda will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 51 years, Jerry Hassler; sons Brian (Amie), Alan (Yasmin), and Michael (Alexis); 6 beautiful grandchildren, Harrison, Anson, Conlan, Emi Kate, Bresden and Haven; and siblings Tommy Moon (Beverly) and Vivian Hudson (Jimmy).
Linda was born on November 27, 1942 in Chattanooga, TN to William Thomas “Bill” Moon and Pauline “Polly” Vandergriff Moon. Linda graduated in 1965 from the School of Nursing at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, GA and worked for various companies and hospitals in Georgia and Tennessee in her early years. She was best known as a caring nurse to her cardiac patients for over two decades at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville.
Linda loved sewing, reading, gardening, cooking, the beach, and spending time with loved ones. Most of all, she loved to nurture and give selflessly to her husband, sons, and grandchildren. She was fondly known as “Moonbeam,” as her face would always light up whenever she was with her family and friends. Her sweet smile and her warm hugs will be greatly missed.
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, August 18, from 2-4 pm at the McKay’s Mill Community Center, 1215 Habersham Way, Franklin, TN 37067. All are welcome to attend.
Flowers and/or charitable donations are appreciated. Flowers may be sent to Hassler Family; 3026 Westerly Dr., Franklin, TN 37067. Contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.